Don Norman User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition
Literature on Don Norman
Ch 44: Affordances
44.1 AbstractThe concept of affordances originates from ecological psychology; it was proposed by James Gibson (1977, 1979) to denote action possibilities provided to the actor by the environment. In the late 1980s Norman (1988) suggested that affordances be taken advantage of in design. The suggestion strongly resonated with designers’ concern...
What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?
Design Thinking is not an exclusive property of designers—all great innovators in literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business have practiced it. So, why call it Design Thinking? What’s special about Design Thinking is that designers’ work processes can help us systematically extract, teach, learn and apply these human-centred tech...
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How to Create an Intuitive Design
“The main thing in our design is that we have to make things intuitively obvious,” the founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, explained. We can easily agree that design should be intuitive. We can also easily agree that something is intuitive when we can use it without thinking about it. Making a design intuitive is much tougher. Solving t...
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External Cognition in Product Design: 3 Ways to Make Use of External Cognition in Product Design
Learn to design products and systems that make your user’s lives easier by relieving them of their cognitive load, the amount of effort being used in their working memory. As you design your user flows, minimizing the need for people to remember things as they navigate through your product or system will increase your user’s desire to continue u...
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Learn 6 fundamental UX Smartwatch lessons that Apple learned the hard way
By early 2016, Apple had captured nearly half of the smartwatch market, having extensively improved on old flaws. It’s essential that you learn the six fundamental UX smartwatch lessons that Apple learned the hard way. These UX fundamentals help you not only to conceptualize designing for smartwatches but also to appreciate the implications of h...
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