Buying Options

Kindle Price: $11.99

Save $5.00 (29%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

You've subscribed to ! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
The Design of Future Things by [Donald A.  Norman]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Design of Future Things Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$11.99

Join Audible Premium Plus for 60% off. Only $5.95 a month for the first 3 months.
Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Don Norman is a co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, and holds graduate degrees in both engineering and psychology. His many books include Emotional Design, The Design of Future Things, and Living with Complexity. He lives in Silicon Valley, California. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0074A6JUY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Basic Books (May 12, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 12, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1308 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 244 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Don Norman is a voyeur, always watching, always on the lookout for some common-day occurrence that everyone else takes for granted but that when examined, yields insight into the human condition. (If you are rushing to catch a train, how do you know if you got to the station on time? Empty platform? You probably are too late. People milling about, looking at their watches,peering down the tracks? Probably OK. Who needs technology when people are so informative, even if as an accidental byproduct of their activities.

Business Week has named him one of "the world's most influential designers," the influence from his books, essasys, courses and students, lectures, and consulting.

He takes special delight in the interaction of people and technology. "Develop the skill of observation," he councils: especially pay attention to the obvious. "Question the obvious and you will dis cover many hidden insights. What seems to be obvious often is not."

He is a fellow of many organizations and former lots of things, including VP at Apple Computer and even President of a startup. He has honorary degrees from the University of Padua (Italy) and the Technical University Delft (the Netherlands). He was awarded the Benjamin Franklin medal in Computer and Cognitive Science and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is known for his books "The Design of Everyday Things," "Emotional Design," and "The Design of Future Things," but he is most proud of his students, now all over the world, who put into practice his human-centered design philosophy. his latest book is "Living with Complexity," which argues that complexity is necessary: Our tools must match our tasks. When people cry out for simplicity, they are wrong -- people want understanding. That is not the same as simplicity -- simple thing are often the most confusing.

He is currently revising "Design of Everyday Things" to keep the message the same but update the examples. Expected publication date is August 2013.

He lives at www.jnd.org, where you can find chapters from his books and loads of essays.

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
71 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2017
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2008
Verified Purchase
35 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2012
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2013
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2007
Verified Purchase
37 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2015
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2016
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2011

Top reviews from other countries

Helenix
5.0 out of 5 stars readable engineering to make you think!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 28, 2011
Verified Purchase
Gillianscooby
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 4, 2016
Verified Purchase
Jens Jacobsen
4.0 out of 5 stars Angenehme Lektüre mit Aha-Effekt
Reviewed in Germany on May 15, 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Abhilash
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! From Don
Reviewed in India on May 20, 2019
Verified Purchase
SRAVAN KUMAR REKANDAR
5.0 out of 5 stars Profound thought process
Reviewed in India on June 21, 2018
Verified Purchase