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Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine
~Donald A. Norman , Tamara Dunaeff
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Media: Paperback
ISBN/ASIN : 0201626950
Manufacturer : Perseus Books
Release data : 01 May, 1994

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    1 star1 star1 starNo starNo star    Good, but Simplistic

    I have to preface this review by saying that I'm probably a tough audience for this sort of book -- I have a PhD in cognitive psych, and I work as a research scientist with a specialist in interface designs. With that caveat, I have to say that the book was very readable and enjoyable, but I was constantly wondering "Where's the Beef?"

    Much of the research he reviewed was rather old, even at the time of publication, and most of the analysis of them elaborated too much, without really being that trenchant. I found myself skipping ahead about halfway through the book when I knew the point of a chapter after a page or two, and didn't find any surprises along the way.

    A good "gee-whiz" book for those new to cognitive psych or human factors, but a bit of a let-down for the specialist.



    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    I read, I like, I recommend

    As a student at the University of California, San Diego, the native school of Dr. Donald Norman, I had the good fortune of reading Things That Make Us Smart as a textbook. I can now truthfully say that this has been the ONLY textbook that I enjoyed reading, and in fact, looked forward to reading. Norman is a witty and clever writer - he uses humor so subtly that it feels as if someone is tickling you throughout the book, and though you don't burst out laughing, you have a really good time. Through his humor, Norman conveys a very important message about technology and human interaction with it - with outstanding examples to which anyone can relate, he clearly explains how we have shaped and can shape our environments to, in fact, make us smart.


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