↠ Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine ¼ Donald A. Norman Tamara Dunaeff


  • Title: Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine
  • Author: Donald A. Norman Tamara Dunaeff
  • ISBN: 9780201626957
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback

  • ↠ Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine ¼ Donald A. Norman Tamara Dunaeff - Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine, Things That Make Us Smart Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine In Things That Make Us Smart Donald A Norman explores the complex interaction between human thought and the technology it creates arguing for the development of machines that fit our minds rather t
    Donald A. Norman Tamara Dunaeff
    Donald Arthur Norman is a professor emeritus of cognitive science at the University of California, San Diego and a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University, where he also co directs the dual degree MBA Engineering degree program between the Kellogg school and Northwestern Engineering Norman is on numerous company advisory boards, including the editorial board of Encyclop dia Britannica He currently splits his time between consulting, teaching, and writing He co founded the Nielsen Norman Group, a consulting group on matters of usability, which also includes Jakob Nielsen and Bruce Tog Tognazzini.Many of Norman s books deal mostly with usability or with cognitive psychology He loves products which are enjoyable to use, a feature which he attributes to putting together emotion and design, or heart and mind.


    Commentaires:

    Adman
    Many of the important parts of life go on outside the head, in our interactions with the worldwith each other Donald Norman, Things That Make Us Smart, pg 117 T hose who benefit most from a technology and those who must do the work to make it function are different people pg 216 In this 1993 book Norman observed, and mourned, that human experience has become subject to the calculating rhetoric of modern technology Many tasks and experiences that people regularly engaged in had been reshaped to a [...]

    Mike Murray
    long notes on paper

    Tracey
    I ve had this book sitting around for awhile I d read Norman s The Design of Everyday Things originally titled The Psychology of Everyday Things sometime last summer and really enjoyed it Things That Make Us Smart is scholarly discussing the viewpoint that technology should adapt to us, instead of the current state where we are adapting to technology The majority of the book discusses experiential vs reflective experiences and how we can harness technology s strengths and affordances to complim [...]

    Dave
    Definitely worth reading my copy is now dense with Post It flags but the overall structure and coherence was not great The latter half of the book felt like Donald Norman scavenged whatever writings he had on hand to hit his deadline Mostly it was still interesting, but some chapters especially the chapter on predicting future trends in technology felt like an annoying diversion from the theme of designing for the human instead designing for the machine.Cited in Toward a Theory of Design as Comp [...]

    Dwight
    It is amazing that this was written in 1993 That is a few years before many people had internet access Except for a few sections and anecdotes that talk about the state of the art in 93, this book could have been written yesterday The premise is that people and machines are good at different tasks and we waste much time trying to get each to behave like the other The author argues for a human centered view of technology where the machines conform to us rather than the other way around.

    Jaco Delport
    Using tools such as writhing to extend our intelligence, very thoughtful observation.As an engineering major I can definitely relate, it is nearly impossible to analyse an engineering problem with many variables without the tool of pen and paper to extend your working memory and a calculator to automate tedious arithmetic.Very good book Examples are outdated but principles still apply.

    Tore
    Raises key points about our attitudes towards machines and ourselves Artefacts and human centred design Generally well written.Norman also makes some surprisingly accurate and of course some blatantly failing predictions about technology usage.

    Darwin Sass
    I first read this book probably 12 years ago I ve read it once since then I remember it teaching some very key points that can help many non IT people understand why a software development requirement that may appear to be very simple ends up being a very difficult implementation.

    Vaidehi
    Delightful Being human in a world of technology perhaps a critical account of the phenomenon than Neil Postman s Both Norman and Postman are brilliant, but Norman s I think makes a sharper point for a critical audience Enjoyed the read.

    Cynthia
    Just admit the machines have won already Heh, kidding aside, it had a few interesting ideas, but it wasn t as well thought out or explained as his famous works.

    Alain
    Beau geste

    Mikhail
    Halfway through the book I still felt as if I were reading a prologue A general idea here, another one there, but not much substance An average post of LessWrong provides food for thought.

    Alejandra
    outdated but interesting

    erinsabs
    Just purchased this for a class No reviews yet Any Good

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