Have you ever felt harassed by a door that just wouldn’t open? You push, you pull, and yet, nothing? Do you blame yourself for not knowing how to open the door? Well, you shouldn’t! The issue isn’t with you; it’s with the design of the door.

The Design of Everyday Things takes a look at the considerations that should be taken into account for everyday items that we all use. It discusses the importance of making the use of everyday items clear and obvious, as well as why failures we often consider human error are actually design flaws. The book is detailed without being overly technical, and provides lots of interesting case studies of how to design in a way that puts the user first. This book is a fun informative read, and it made me feel a whole lot better about every door I’ve never been able to properly open on the first try.

Constance G.