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Donald Norman

Donald Norman is a professor emeritus[?] of computer science at University of California, San Diego but nowadays works mostly with cognitive science in the domain of usability engineering.

Donald's earlier books deal mostly with usability, but Things That Make Us Smart also makes a few remarks of critical nature regarding our society, in particular Norman dislikes the content-less nature of television and bad museum exhibits.

He collaborates with Jakob Nielsen[?] in the Nielsen Norman Group[?].

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Norman is a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering (from MIT) and a Doctor of Philosophy in psychology (from University of Pennsylvania). He also holds a honorary degree from the University of Padua[?] in Padua, Italy. He has been a professor of computer science (at Northwestern University), psychology and cognitive science (at University of California, San Diego). He has also worked for Apple Computer at Apple's Advanced Technology Group and for Hewlett-Packard.

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  • The Design of Everyday Things (1988, originally under the title The Psychology of Everyday Things)
  • The Invisible Computer
  • Things That Make Us Smart (1993)

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