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View Resource Bad Human Factors Designs: A Scrapbook of Illustrated Examples of Things That Are Hard to Use Because They Do Not Follow Human Factors Principles

Here is a site that is not only useful, it is also somewhat amusing. The basic concept being conveyed is why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from someone else's? Any type of engineer, student, or professional should know the difference between a bad design versus a good one. This site has a long list of bad designs, and new ones are added regularly. The material is maintained by a...
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With a work history that includes Apple and Hewlett Packard, Dr. Don Norman is certainly no pushover when it comes to technology. He created this site to express his vision of technology that is inviting and enjoyable to use, instead of being cold and inhuman. Several of his essays are presented here, including his most recent "Emotion and Design," published in July 2002. In it, he argues for...
View Resource Metropolis Magazine

Started in 1998, Metropolis Magazine offers a compelling look at the broad world of design, including the fields of architecture, planning, preservation, and crafts. As the website indicates, "Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use." What is inviting about this particular site is the amount of publicly-available material that...