Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Invisible Computer Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution cover
  • ISBN: 9780262140652
  • ISBN10: 0262140659

The Invisible Computer Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution

by Donald A. Norman

  • List Price: $57.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1998
used Add to Cart $1.11
You save: 98%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $11.75
You save: 79%
Marketplace Item
Description
Technologies have a life cycle, says Donald A. Norman, and they must change as they pass from youth to maturity. Alas, the computer industry thinks it is still in its rebellious teenage years, exalting in technical complexity. Customers want change. They are ready for products that offer convenience, ease of use, and pleasure. The technology should be invisible, hidden from sight.

In this book Norman shows why the computer is so difficult to use and why this complexity is fundamental to its nature. The only answer is to develop information appliances that fit people's needs and lives. To do this, companies have to change the way they develop products. They need to start with an understanding of people: user needs first, technology last -- the opposite of how things are done now.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Better World Books West

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
$1.11
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Very Good
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or
[...]
$1.67
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
AwesomeBooksUSA

Location: Valley Cottage, NY
Very Good
This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of
[...]
$2.68
HPB-Emerald

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.37
AwesomeBooksUSA

Location: Valley Cottage, NY
Good
Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same day from US or UK warehouse.
$4.07
Powell's Books Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Very Good
1998. Hardcover. Very Good.
$4.50
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
HPB-Emerald

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
Powell's Books

Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$6.81
VILLAGE IDIOT'S BOOKS

Location: Durham, NH
Like New
0262140659 NEAR FLAWLESS FIRST EDITION, THIRD PRINTING. DUST JACKET IS TO DIE
[...]
$10.40
Bingo Used Books

Location: Vancouver, WA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Hardback in very good+ condition with very good+ dust jacket.
$10.68
Poverty Hill Books

Location: Mt. Prospect, IL
New
Shipping Icon
HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,
$11.75
Gail P Kennon Book-Comber

Location: West New York, NJ
Very Good
8vo, boards, 302pp, illus. edgewear, rubbing, soiling, tiny tears & chips, dust jacket. clean, tight, text. computers.
$12.37
indoo.com

Location: Avenel, NJ
New
0262140659.
$12.57
Bob's Book Journey

Location: Austin, TX
Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. This book has never been read and is in mint condition.
$13.00
Daedalus Books

Location: Portland, OR
Like New
Shipping Icon
0262140659. In print for 25.00.; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
$13.43
Ed Buryn Books

Location: Nevada City, CA
Like New
Why companies must change the way they develop products. Mint copy of hardcover 1st. 6-1/4 x 9-1/4, 302 pp, references, notes, b/w illus.
$16.87