User Friendly

User Friendly : How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play

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How you use something defines what it does.

Whether for a computer game or a pair of shoes, user design is what makes or breaks a modern product. And as the software that drives our lives gets ever more intuitive and personal, designing the right experience for users matters more than ever.

So how can brilliant design turn function into elegance? Are there lasting principles behind it that we can learn? Why do some designs take root while others wither?

In this entertaining and beautiful book, Cliff Kuang -- a writer at Wired -- and Robert Fabricant -- a brilliant design mind -- guide readers through the myriad ways that designers are reshaping our behaviour, with fascinating stories ranging from healthcare and banking to dating and voting. You'll learn the hidden rules of experience that tap into our deepest desires and habits, and that reframe how we use the defining products of our time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 234mm
  • Ebury Publishing
  • W H Allen
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753556642
  • 9780753556641
  • 1,268,521

About Cliff Kuang

Cliff Kuang (Author) Cliff Kuang is Design Editor at Wired magazine, and founding editor for Fast Company Design. His writing has appeared in the Economist, the New York Times Magazine, and Slate.Robert Fabricant (Author) Robert Fabricant is of the most influential design minds in the industry and has been an interaction designer for over twenty years, working on everything from wearable computing to the connected car. He is currently Co-Founder and Partner of Dalberg Design, and was previously VP of Creative at Frog, a global design firm.
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