Design, Usability, and Emotion

Designers and usability professionals often disagree about the relative value of usable and visceral interfaces, and Don Norman has historically promoted functional designs. The Ted Talk posted below discusses how Norman has gradually revised his scheme for usable designs and analyzes the complex interactions between our sensory experience of products and interfaces and how effectively we use them. I also highly recommend the most recent edition of Norman’s book The Design of Everyday Things.

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