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Author Kuang, Cliff, 1978- author.

Title User friendly : how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play / Cliff Kuang with Robert Fabricant.

Publication Info. New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    658.5 KUA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 405 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-385) and index.
Summary 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.
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".
Summary 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 Product design -- Social aspects.
Added Author Fabricant, Robert, 1966- author.
ISBN 9780374279752 (hbk.)
Standard No. 40029658075

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