Books Reviewed by Jane Pyle

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

- November 5, 2013

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 p... Read More

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter)

- June 25, 2020

In 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, 2nd Edition , Dr. Susan Weinschenk shows design and web professionals how to apply the latest research in cognitive, perceptual, and social psychology to create more effective web sites and apps. Dr. Weinschenk offers concise, plain-English... Read More

Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design

- January 1, 2010

A cross-disciplinary reference of design. Pairs common design concepts with examples that illustrate them in practice. A cross-disciplinary reference of design. Pairs common design concepts with examples that illustrate them in practice. Read More

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Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Guidelines

- October 6, 2020

User interface (UI) design rules and guidelines, developed by early HCI gurus and recognized throughout the field, were based on cognitive psychology (study of mental processes such as problem solving, memory, and language), and early practitioners were well informed of its tenets. But today prac... Read More

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