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From IDEO, the global innovation and design firm responsible for such landmark products as Apple's first computer mouse, comes a primer in the observation method that keeps their practice human-centered and ever ingenious. People unconsciously perform ultraordinary actions every day, from throwing a jacket over a chair back to claim the seat, or placing something in the teeth when all hands are full. These "thoughtless acts" reveal the subtle but crucial ways people behave in a world not always perfectly tailored to their needs. "Thoughtless Acts?" is a collection of dozens of (often humorous) snapshots capturing such fleeting adaptations and minor exploitations. This method of observation demonstrates the kind of common-sense approach that can inspire designers and anyone involved in creative endeavors. "Thoughtless Acts?" is a privileged peek at how IDEO creates the people-friendly products, services, and spaces for which they are so widely recognized.

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The global innovation and design firm responsible for such landmark products as Apple's first computer mouse, comes a primer in the observation method that keeps their practice human-centered and ever ingenious. People perform dozens of ultraordinary, usually unconscious actions every day, from throwing a jacket over a chair back to claim the seat, or placing something in the teeth when all hands are full. Thoughtless Acts? is a collection of dozens of (often humorous) snapshots capturing such fleeting adaptations and minor exploitations. Central to IDEO's practice, this method of observation demonstrates the kind of common-sense approach that can be inspirational to designers, creative teams, and anyone involved in innovative endeavors.

About the Author

Jane Fulton Suri is the worldwide leader of human factors design and research for IDEO. She teaches regularly at Stanford University, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and the California College of the Arts. She lives in Berkeley.

IDEO is a global innovation and design consultancy headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and has designed some of the world's best known products, services, and spaces.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811847759
Subtitle:
Observations on Intuitive Design
Contribution:
Ideo
Contribution:
Burroughs, Andrew
Contribution:
Ideo
Author:
Ideo, Ideo
Author:
Burroughs, Andrew
Author:
Suri, Jane Fulton
Author:
Ideo
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Industrial Design - General
Subject:
Human behavior
Subject:
Human engineering
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Publication Date:
20050303
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5.98x4.12x.94 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Graphic Designers
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photographers
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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The global innovation and design firm responsible for such landmark products as Apple's first computer mouse, comes a primer in the observation method that keeps their practice human-centered and ever ingenious. People perform dozens of ultraordinary, usually unconscious actions every day, from throwing a jacket over a chair back to claim the seat, or placing something in the teeth when all hands are full. Thoughtless Acts? is a collection of dozens of (often humorous) snapshots capturing such fleeting adaptations and minor exploitations. Central to IDEO's practice, this method of observation demonstrates the kind of common-sense approach that can be inspirational to designers, creative teams, and anyone involved in innovative endeavors.
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