User friendly : how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play
by
 
Kuang, Cliff, 1978- author.

Title
User friendly : how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play

Author
Kuang, Cliff, 1978- author.

ISBN
9780374279752

Physical Description
405 pages ; 22 cm

Contents
The empire of user-friendliness -- Part I: Easy to use. Confusion -- Industry -- Error -- Trust -- Metaphor -- Part II: Easy to want. Empathy -- Humanity -- Personalization -- Peril -- Promise -- Seeing the world through user-friendly eyes -- Appendix: A brief history of "user friendly".

Abstract
Combining the expertise and insight of a leading journalist and a pioneering designer, Kuang and Fabricant provide a definitive, thoughtful, and practical perspective on a topic that has rapidly gone from arcane to urgent to inescapable.
 
It is a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need. Kuang and Fabricant unpack the ways in which the world has been-- and continues to be-- remade according to the principles of the once-obscure discipline of user-experience design. They map the hidden rules of the designed world and shed light on how those rules have caused our world to change. You'll never interact with technology the same way again. -- adapted from jacket

Subject Term
Product design -- Social aspects.

Added Author
Fabricant, Robert, 1966-

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookSCIENCES TECH 658.5 KUAN32530608959696Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area