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Emotion and design:

ATTRACTIVE THINGS WORK BETTER by Don Norman

provides examples of how emotion impacts on our experience (percieved or otherwise) - but of course this does need to be ballanced with usability ;-)

Links:

  • the article Open link in new window
  • Interview with Don Norman about emotion and affect Open link in new window
  • Time Pressure and Creativity: Why Time is Not on Your Side Open link in new window
  • Article in Interactions Magazine, ix (4), 36-42 Open link in new window

ben hyde - August 28, 2002

See also: Visual design (19)  Emotional design (10) 

 

COMMENTS

There's a great comment to the interview with Don Norman with a quote from a Norwegian newspaper. It tells about an Ericsson annual meeting, where the 12 year-old Andrea Ringblom was bored, asked for the floor and started lambasting Ericsson management because of the dull design of their mobile phones.

Links:

  • Comments to the Don Norman interview

Henrik Olsen | August 29, 2002

 

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