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.

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.

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
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.

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Donald Arthur Norman

I invented the term (UX Architect) because I thought human interface and usability were too narrow. I wanted to cover all aspects of the person’s experience with a system, including industrial design, graphics, the interface, the physical interaction, and the manual.

Donald A. Norman
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.

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If designers and researchers do not sometimes fail, it is a sign that they are not trying hard enough—they are not thinking the great creative thoughts that will provide breakthroughs in how we do things. It is possible to avoid failure, to always be safe. But that is also the route to a dull, uninteresting life.

Donald A. Norman
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.

Donald A. Norman – Most people are unaware of their true needs

Most people are unaware of their true needs

The trained observer can often spot difficulties and solutions that even the person experiencing them does not consciously recognize. It is because most people are unaware of their true needs, and discovering them requires careful observations in their natural environment.