Don Norman studies how real people interact with design, exploring the gulf between what a designer intends and what a regular person actually wants. His work has resulted in some classic books, including “The Design of Everyday Things.“
Ever wonder what makes your senses, your very being love the designs of OXO, Apple, or Ferrari? Well in this TED lecture Mr. Norman describes what is built into the human psyche that allows us to associate the emotions that we have for good design. His new book has been added to our bookstore should you be interested in further exploring his design theories.
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UnknownMarch 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm
Thank you for sharing this … very interesting talk! (I love TED).
Bradley SwartsMarch 16, 2009 at 9:49 pm
Thanks for your comments. we are really trying to promote the design related lectures given at TED. It was interesting to hear Mr. Norman’s views on how the intuitive process of design occurs. I found the ping-pong table example particularly curious.
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