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Read online Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine In Things That Make Us Smart Donald A Norman explores the complex interaction between human thought and the technology it creates arguing for the development of machines that fit our minds rather than minds that must conform to the machine Humans have always worked with objects to extend our cognitive powers from counting on our fingers to designing massive supercomputers But advanced technology does more than merely assist with thought and memory the machines we create begin to shape how we think and at times even what we value Norman in exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines gives us the first steps towards demanding a person centered redesign of the machines that surround our lives by Donald A. Norman, Tamara Dunaeff

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Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine
Title:Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine
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ISBN:0201626950
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Number of Pages:304
Category:Design, Non fiction, Psychology, Technology, Programming
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