This review is long overdue. I read the book a while ago and gave it some time to let the information sink in – and it was a lot of information.
It seemed like an odd choice for me to read because I am not a designer. I am a programmer and I wouldn’t be able to produce something beautiful if my life depended on it. Before reading this book, thats what I thought design is all about, beauty. Now I know that there are more aspects to design and the book also helped me to think more abstractly and (try to) derive interaction patterns from hardware devices and translate them to well designed user interfaces.
If you are interested in design – be it industrial, software or any other kind of design – you probably already read it. If not, you should probably read it.