Re: Books on cognitive science

Subject: Re: Books on cognitive science
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 11:01:06 -0700

>I would like to learn more about cognitive science/psychology
>particularly as it relates to interface design/ usability etc. Can
>anyone recommend any good books?


You can read books about creativity by Margaret Boden (a psychologist) or
books about consciousness by Dennett (a philosopher) or Penrose (a
physicist), but in my opinion you're better off reading books by designers:

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman (Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-26774-6)

The Elements of Friendly Software Design by Paul Heckel (Sybex, ISBN
0-89588-768-1)

Tog on Interface by Bruce Tognazzini (Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-60842-1)

...RM

Richard Mateosian Freelance Technical Writer
srm -at- c2 -dot- org Copyright 1996 Review Editor, IEEE Micro
http://www.c2.org/~srm/ All rights reserved President, Berkeley STC

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