Don Norman Book Review - David

My group was assigned to read "Things That Make Us Smart" by Don Norman. After reading my share of chapters from the book, I feel the whole book in general was discussing the issues of depending on technology too heavily to the point where we aren't using our own brains. Even though the book was written in 1993, Norman had a good sense of where technology was heading to because in a sense he pretty much predicted the future with this huge tech boom.

Norman also talks about how machines are very precise and mathematical, while humans have more of the creative mind. He says that its okay to utilize these technologies to help us and the world, but if we give up EVERYTHING to the machine, even the creative-thinking process, then its very unhealthy for us.