Score: 4.5
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The Design of Everyday Things

  • Author: Don Norman
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Design
  • File Size: 14367542 Bytes

Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. ...

Score: 4.5
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The Deepest Well

  • Author: Nadine Burke Harris
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 6463919 Bytes

 “An extraordinary, eye-opening book.”—People  2018 National Health Information Awards, Silver Award   “A rousing wake-up call . . . this highly engaging, provocative book prove[s] beyond a reasonable doubt that millions of lives depend on us finally coming to terms with the long-term consequences of childhood adversity and toxic stress.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow   Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diego—a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual assault—who galvanized her journey to uncover the connections between toxic stress and lifelong illnesses.         &...