Sunday, November 21, 2004

Donald Norman is going to be giving a lecture at Penn State

Donald Norman is going to be giving a lecture at Penn State on Friday from 330 - 430pm that is going to be web cast live. The lecture is about "Emotional Design."

For those that aren't familiar with Don Norman, he is one of the "godfathers" of usability and user-centered design. His book "The Design of Everday Things" changed the way I look at the world, the objects, and interfaces that i use (especially the web). His new book "Emotional Design," which I assume is what he is talking about, is about how things that are more attractive are more usable.

It is only an hour long. I would highly recommend that everyone tune in.

Update, Nov 21 - Penn State screwed up the link on the day of the lecture. They have archived the lecture and you can watch it now. I watched the lecture today at work and it was excellent. He talked about how behavorial, reflective, and visceral design are being used in the design of products today. I ask, is anyone trying to capture emotion in the design of web sites?

http://live.ist.psu.edu/ - Then you have to click on "IST Distinguished Lecture Series"

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