27 November 2007

Two more interviews with Donald Norman

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Donald Norman
Now that Donald Norman‘s new book, The Design of Future Things, has been published, the man is on a book tour and interviews with him are popping up left and right.

After a first one on Core77 (see also this post), Norman is now also in the Inquirer and on CNET News.

The Inquirer, a British magazine, points at the apparent reversal in his thinking: “Where, in 1988, he was arguing that technology needed to be designed to make it easier for humans, today he argues that nonetheless, since humans are more adaptable than machines, if we are to work successfully with the much more complex cars, appliances, and other devices of the future we are the ones who will have to change, at least to some extent.”

Also CNET News addresses this question, but the interview is longer and more wide ranging in scope.

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