Emotional Design

Emotional Design

Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
The author of The Design of Everyday Things links human emotions and perceptions to how we relate to ordinary objects as he explains why attractive things really do work better. 40,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Why sales of Macintosh computers soared when Apple introduced the colorful iMac? New research on emotion and cognition has shown that attractive things really do work better, a fact fans of Don Norman's classic The Design of Everyday Things cannot afford to ignore.In recent years, the design community has focused on making products easier to use. But as Norman amply demonstrates in this fascinating and important new book, design experts have vastly underestimated the role of emotion on our experience of everyday objects.Emotional Design analyzes the profound influence of this deceptively simple idea, from our willingness to spend thousands of dollars on Gucci bags and Rolex watches to the impact of emotion on the everyday objects of tomorrow. In the future, will inanimate objects respond to human emotions? Is it possible to create emotional robots?Norman addresses these provocative questions--drawing on a wealth of examples and the latest scientific insights--in this bold exploration of the objects in our everyday world.

By the author of The Design of Everyday Things, the first book to make the connection between our emotions and how we relate to ordinary objects--from juicers to Jaguars


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Having explained how things are made useful in his The Design of Everyday Things , Norman (computer science and psychology, Northwestern U.) here explores how and why people establish emotional relations with their stuff. He pivots on three characteristics of an object: visceral, how visually attractive it is; behavioral, how well it functions; and reflective, whether stories can be told about it. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Or why washing and polishing your car seems to make it drive better? New research has shown that attractive things really do work better.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of "The Design of Everyday Things" links human emotions and perceptions to how we relate to ordinary objects as he explains why attractive things really do work better.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2004
ISBN: 9780465051359
0465051359
Characteristics: x, 257 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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