Design and Innovation Daily

New Don Norman article: “Technology First, Needs Last”

Posted in theory, user research by Dan on December 9, 2009

This blog has been missing in action for the past two days. I’d like to make the excuse that that was some kind of a lesson in design, but I’m not yet sure what that lesson might have been.

Since I last posted, Don Norman published an essay arguing that major conceptual breakthroughs in design, as opposed to incremental innovation, are driven by the exploration of new technologies rather than the desire to meet needs: “Technology First, Needs Last.”

Norman’s other essays are available here.

Trap streets are a clever idea.


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