Join the UX Dallas Book Club in April, when they will be breaking bread and talking about "The Design of Everyday Things" by Don Norman.
In this updated and expanded version, Don Norman adds a few chapters to talk about what it takes to do good user-centered design. The early parts of the books are essentially the same, as Norman wrote about universal principles.
Norman talk about 7 new principles:
1. Use both knowledge in the world and in the head
2. Simplify the structure of tasks
3. Make things visible
4. Get the mappings right
5. Exploit the powers of constraints-Natural & Artificial
6. Design for Error
7. When all else fails, standardize
Design of Everyday Things 2nd Edition (Amazon) (http://www.amazon.com/The-Design-Everyday-Things-Expanded/dp/0465050654)
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