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Videos: Design of Everyday Things (Interaction Design Foundation)

In 1994, The Voyager Company produced a delightful CD-ROM that included copies of several of Don Norman's books ("Design of Everyday Things," "Things that Make Us Smart," and "Turn Signals Are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles"). As you read the books, if you had a question, you could just click wherever there was a link and Don would pop up, walk on top of the text and illustrate the points being discussed on that page. February 16, 2011

The art of slow reading (The Guardian)

Has endlessly skimming short texts on the internet made us stupider? An increasing number of experts think so - and say it's time to slow down . . . July 15, 2010

Interface Expert Knocks iPad Apps for Inconsistent Usability (WIRED)

The iPad has been hailed as an interface triumph. But one usability expert has published an exhaustive critique of the iPad, taking it to task for the inconsistency and obscurity of its apps’ interfaces. The problem, at its core: A lack of interface standards means every app behaves in a different way. May 12, 2010

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