The invisible computer : why good products can fail, the personal computer is so complex, and information appliances are the solution

Donald A. Norman

Technologies have a life cycle, says Donald Norman, and companies and their products must change as they pass from youth to maturity. Alas, the computer industry thinks it is still in its rebellious teenage years, exulting in technical complexity. Customers want change. They are ready for products that offer convenience, ease of use, and pleasure. The technology should be invisible, hidden from sight.In this book, Norman shows why the computer is so difficult to use and why this complexity is fundamental to its nature. The only answer, says Norman, is to start over again, to develop information appliances that fit people's needs and lives. To do this companies must change the way they develop products. They need to start with an understanding of people: user needs first, technology last--the opposite of how things are done now. Companies need a human-centered development process, even if it means reorganizing the entire company. This book shows how.

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[目次]

  • Drop everything you're doing
  • growing up - moving from technology centred to human-centred products
  • the move to information appliances
  • what's wrong with the PC? there is no magical cure
  • the power of infrastructure
  • being analog
  • why is everything so difficult to use? human-centred development
  • want human-centred development? reorganize the company
  • disruptive technologies
  • a world of information appliances. appendix: examples of information appliances.

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書名 The invisible computer : why good products can fail, the personal computer is so complex, and information appliances are the solution
著作者等 Norman, Donald A
出版元 MIT Press
刊行年月 c1998
ページ数 xii, 302 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0262140659
NCID BA37673716
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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