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Essay by Don Norman: The Rise of the Small (Steelcase)

Steelcase celebrated its 100th anniversary by asking 100 people to write essays about their dreams for the next 100 years. It is an impressive list of people and I am honored to be one of them. My essay, my dream is "the rise of the small." Here is the start: I dream of the power of individuals, whether alone or in small groups, to unleash their creative spirits, their imagination, and their talents to develop a wide range of innovation. February 29, 2012

How the Daily Mail stormed the US (BBC)

The Daily Mail has overtaken the New York Times to become the world's most visited newspaper website, according to online tracking service Comscore. The biggest increase in readers has been in the US - so how did this very British institution do it? January 27, 2012

Can a Standard Panic Button Save Lives? (Fox News)

In the age of adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, and self-parking vehicles, many drivers are confused about one simple operation: shutting down the car in an emergency. December 22, 2011

Conversation: Jon Kolko & Don Norman mediated by Richard Anderson (Riander Blog)

Out with the Old, In with the New: A Conversation with Don Norman & Jon Kolko, mediated by Richard Anderson. The item contains photos, a transcript, and an embedded video of the event. Topics addressed included the nature of and the difference between art and design, whether design should be taught in art schools (such as AAU), Abraham Maslow, usability, what design (or all) education should be like, the problem with "design thinking" courses, the destiny of printed magazines and printed books, aging and ageism, the relationship between HCI and interaction design, Arduino, simplicity, social media, Google, privacy, design research, the context in which design occurs, the Austin Center for Design, solving wicked problems, whether designers make good entrepreneurs, politics, Herb Simon & cybernetics, the strengths & weaknesses of interconnected systems, and how designers should position themselves. December 17, 2011

As Kindle Fire Faces Critics, Remedies Are Promised (The New York Times)

The Kindle Fire, Amazon’s heavily promoted tablet, is less than a blazing success with many of its early users. The most disgruntled are packing the device up and firing it back to the retailer. December 12, 2011

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