UX Hacking: An Evening with Don Norman

Dec 17, 2013 · Stanford, United States of America

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Event Agenda:

6:30pm Doors open for registration
7:00pm Event starts. (Doors close)
8:30pm Networking, Prizes, and light refreshments.

* Please be sure to get to the event with enough time to park, register and get seated. Doors will shut promptly at 7pm.

* Stay for networking, prizes, and light refreshments at the after party!


Welcome and moderated by:

Yossi Feinberg

John G. McCoy-Banc One Corporation Professor of Economics
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Faculty Director of Stanford Ignite

Bethany Coates

Assistant Dean
Global Innovation Programs at Stanford Graduate School of Business


One of the World's Most Influential Designers, Don Norman, former Apple vice-president and co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, is the author of the classic book "The Design of Everyday Things", a must-read for any executive looking to understand the scope of design.

This is a discussion session with Mr. Norman. In addition to lots of questions about UX design, his books etc. Norman understands the pain of startups. He was a VP of Apple and he now is on the board and advisor to numerous startups in the US and Asia. He even is co-founder of a current hardware (cooking appliance) startup, so he fully understands the pain of doing early prototypes and raising money. ( http://www.crunchbase.com/company/palate-home ) 

Don will discuss any topic of interest to the group, responding to questions from the audience. Know what's new in the revised Design of Everyday Things, what has been added -- and why. (One important chapter explains why in the real world of budgets and schedules, it is seldom possible to do things the ideal way.)  Norman is a big fan of MVP -- The Minimum Viable product philosophy.

Norman coined the term "user-centered design" for the first time in his book The Design of Everyday Things and this is the chance to understand your users and what user centered design actually means. Get the revised edition of The Design of Everyday Things for an opportunity to get it signed by Don himself.   

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Here is the Ted session of Don Norman. Don Norman: 3 ways good design makes you happy. In this talk from 2003, design critic Don Norman turns his incisive eye toward beauty, fun, pleasure and emotion, as he looks at design that makes people happy. He names the three emotional cues that a well-designed product must hit to succeed. 

Don Norman studies how real people interact with design, exploring the gulf between what a designer intends and what a regular person actually wants. His work has resulted in some classic books, including "The Design of Everyday Things.



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This event is proudly sponsored by Stanford Ignite.

Stanford Ignite is a certificate program offered by the Stanford graduate school of business that teaches innovators to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas.

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• Current or previous participant of the Stanford GSB's "Stanford Ignite" program.

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