Donald A. Norman Critique

I was trying to put together my paper with a section on Donald A. Norman’s The Design of Everyday Things when I came across this review:

Dear Mr. Norman,

Judging from the fact that Amazon.com offered the two as a set, I bet they didn’t know, either, that The Design of Everyday Things is the same book as The Psychology of Everyday Things.

The Design of Everyday Things - AKA The Psychology of Everyday Things etc.


When I first picked up the books, presents for me since I had asked my son to get them for me in the U.S., I noticed puzzling similarities. It was only when I read the preface to The Design that I realized the two were identical. The statement about the identities is on the cover of The Design, but not large enough to really catch the average buyers’ eye.
(Original Review)

Happy Redesigning. (…)

It made me chuckle –  Artificial Intelligence at it’s finest.