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The Inmates are Running the Asylum

Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity


Donald A. NormanThe inmates indeed: it is time for people to wake up, to say "I won't take it anymore!" Once again, Alan Cooper shows the way. His books should be required reading for all those technology companies who think they are serving their customers: think again. We need more books like this one, more peopte like Alan Cooper.
Von Donald A. Norman, erfasst im Biblionetz am 31.05.2005
Terry WinogradIf Alan Cooper had been present at the Emperor's famed parade through town, he would have been the first to proclaim the Emperor's nakedness, and then would have gone on toshow everyone how to make clothing that is attractive, economical, and pleasurable to wear. In this book Cooper throws down a challenge to the Software industry at all levels - from the code-cutters to the CEOs - showing thefailure of today's aoftware and pointing the way to design practices that can make a difference.
Von Terry Winograd, erfasst im Biblionetz am 31.05.2005


Information ArchitectureAn introduction to why Software makes us batty and the fine technique of personas. The first half is a fierce and entertaining rant against current design; the second half presents an effective solution to the problem of designing technology for humans.
Von Christina Wodtke im Buch Information Architecture (2002)
The Inmates are Running the AsylumThe Inmates are Running the Asylum argues that, despite appearances, business executives are simply not the ones in control of the high-tech industry. They have inadvertently put programmers and engineers in charge, leading to products and processes that waste huge amounts of money, squander customer loyalty, and erode competitive advantage. They have let the inmates run the asylum. Alan Cooper offers a provocative, insightful and entertaining explanation of how talented people continuously design bad software-based products. More importantly, he uses his own work with companies big and small to show how to harness those talents to create products that will both thrill their users and grow the bottom line.
Von Klappentext im Buch The Inmates are Running the Asylum (2002)
The Inmates are Running the AsylumImagine, at a terrifyingly aggressive rate, everything you regularly use is being equipped with computer technology. Think about your phone, cameras, cars-everything-being automated and programmed by people who in their rush to accept the many benefits of the silicon chip, have abdicated their responsibility to make these products easy to use. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum argues that the business executives who make the decisions to develop these products are not the ones in control of the technology used to create them. Insightful and entertaining, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum uses the author's experiences in corporate America to illustrate how talented people continuously design bad software-based products and why we need technology to work the way average people think. Somewhere out there is a happy medium that makes these types of products both user and bottom-line friendly; this book discusses why we need to quickly find that medium.
Von Klappentext im Buch The Inmates are Running the Asylum (2002)

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Edward de Bono, Frederick P. Brooks, Stephen R. Covey, Bill Gates, Paul Glen

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Der Benutzer hat nicht immer recht.
Know your audience/user/customer

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Apple, Computercomputer, computer literacycomputer literacy, Denkenthinking, Designdesign, HCI/MMI (Human-Computer-Interaction)Human-Computer-Interaction, Interaktioninteraction, laterales Denkenlateral thinking, Machtpower, Marketingmarketing, Mensch, Microsoft, Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows, Novell, Programmierenprogramming, PrototypingPrototyping, Softwaresoftware, Software EngineeringSoftware Engineering, Softwareherstellersoftware company, UsabilityUsability, User Interface (Benutzerschnittstelle)User Interface, User/BenutzerUser, Viabilitätviability
Jahr  Umschlag Titel Abrufe IBOBKBLB
1970 local  Lateral Thinking (Edward de Bono) 5, 8, 14, 7, 8, 8, 7, 8, 10, 7, 2, 11042339
1999  local  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey) 6, 9, 9, 7, 11, 11, 7, 8, 13, 13, 1, 123131359
2003  local  Leading Geeks (Paul Glen) 11, 16, 16, 8, 8, 11, 11, 13, 14, 3, 2, 2109821680

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The Inmates are Running the AsylumAs our economy shifts more and more onto an information basis, we are inadvertently creating a divided society. The upper class is composed of those who have mastered the nuances of differentiating between "RAM" and "hard disk." The lower class consists of those who treat the difference as inconsequential. The irony is that the difference really is inconsequential to anyone except a few hardcore engineers. Yet virtually all contemporary Software forces its users to confront a file System, where your success is fully dependent on knowing the difference between RAM and disk.
Von Alan Cooper im Buch The Inmates are Running the Asylum (2002) im Text Cognitive Friction auf Seite  37

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Visual Explanations

Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

(Edward R. Tufte) (1997)  local 

The Humane Interface

New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems

(Jef Raskin) (2000)  local 

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Designing Large-Scale Web Sites

(Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville) (1998)  local 

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