Beauty comes from conscious reflection and experience. It is influenced by knowledge, learning, and culture. Objects that are unattractive on the surface can give pleasure. Discordant music, for example, can be beautiful. Ugly art can be beautiful.
Donald A. Norman
An American researcher, professor, and author (The Design of Everyday Things). As Apple’s User Experience Architect (90's), he became the first person to have UX in his job title.
A door may afford pulling or pushing, depending on which way it opens. When a person can see in advance whether to pull or push the door to open it, that’s a good user interface.
A former Sun Microsystems Engineer and "The world's leading expert on Web usability" (www.useit.com).
I start with the laugh and work backwards from there.
English actor, comedian, musician and singer. Known for creative ways of incorporating music into his comedy.
Creativity & Ideas
Productivity soars when a computer and its users interact at a pace (<400ms) that ensures that neither has to wait on the other.
Walter J. Doherty
Researcher at IBM Systems, famous for his paper on the human-computer interactions and the requirement for a computer response time to be 400 milliseconds or less.