Time to Read: This one took me a while. It is like reading an academic thesis. I found the writing style somewhat tedious with repetitive, nuanced examples that made each concept drag on too long.
Quality: Good information
General Review: I teach art foundations. The majority of my students are graphic designers. I asked a colleague, professor of Graphic Design Blake Johnson, for reading suggestions so that I could better support my students. He suggested I read this book first. The book isn’t really about graphic design at all really but rather, as the title suggests, the design of everyday things. The best parts of the book are first, that it brings your attention to so many products and experiences that are, in fact, designed. Secondly, he takes some psychological pressures off of the reader by pointing out that operator error is, more often than not, a product of poor design. It was an eye opening text about helped me think about my interactions with the world around me.