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Interview with Don Norman: Safety Designed In (Edmunds Auto Observer)

Jeremy Anwyl, CEO of Edmunds.com, interviews Don Norman while reviewing the new SYNC control system for Ford Motor Company. Summary: The modern car is far too complex, thus creating potential dangerous conditions. Instead of concentrating on the road, the driver controls the entertainment and comfort system: lots of controls, lots of menus, and screens that have to be watched to ensure the right item is selected. May 3, 2011

Testing the Limits With Jakob Nielsen (UTest.com)

What an honor it is to have Jakob Nielsen – the “King of Usability” – as our Testing the Limits guest this month. In part I of our interview, we get his thoughts on the evolution of user experience; the superiority of native apps; tablet usability; the death of PDF files; iPhone vs. Android and other hot topics. Be sure to check back tomorrow for Part II of the interview. Enjoy! April 26, 2011

Website redesign: A design for strife (The Independent)

Bugs aside, you'd think fuming about layout tweaks on a website was just something for the nerds, the design fascists among us. Can normal human beings really get so angry about cosmetic changes on websites they don't own? The answer, resoundingly, is yes. March 22, 2011

Video Interview: Don Norman (Want Magazine)

Want magazine interviewed Don Norman in his Palo Alto, California home. February 16, 2011

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

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