Thoughtless Acts? Observations on Intuitive Design

ISBN-10: 0811847756

ISBN-13: 9780811847759

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jane Fulton Suri, IDEO Staff

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From IDEO, the global innovation and design firm responsible for such landmark products as Apple's first computer mouse, comes a primer in the observation method that keeps their practice human-centered and ever ingenious. People unconsciously perform ultraordinary actions every day, from throwing a jacket over a chair back to claim the seat, or placing something in the teeth when all hands are full. These "thoughtless acts" reveal the subtle but crucial ways people behave in a world not always perfectly tailored to their needs. Thoughtless Acts? is a collection of dozens of (often humorous) snapshots capturing such fleeting adaptations and minor exploitations. This method of observation demonstrates the kind of common-sense approach that can inspire designers and anyone involved in creative endeavors. Thoughtless Acts? is a privileged peek at how IDEO creates the people-friendly products, services, and spaces for which they are so widely recognized.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 3/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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