finished the book finally.
hmm, what to say about this one…
'+ some insights about design and that even though design can change a lot, psychology of people will stay the same or at least take years to decades to adapt to new tech and stuff (instead for the cutting and bleeding edge people / early adopters)
'+ some nice graphics about the interaction of humans with stuff (goal,…)
'- overlapping information with “thinking fast and slow”, whereas Kahneman was just better in describing these psychological behaviours
'- the book just didn’t excite me, had a hard time to read it (even already hard for me as an Austrian guy, since I have to concentrate a lot more to read English books instead of German ones)
'- maybe my expectations were wrong about the content of this book - I expected clear advises how to design everyday stuff, how different materials and forms behave, how the lifecycle of the design really works from idea to product, which materials and production methods are suitable for what, how sustainable are these methods, how scalable, which colors have which effect,…
'- therefore it was a lot on the meta-level and not so much an actionable book
'- the examples were to “ancient” many times, I got it that he loves doors and refrigerators
If someone would ask me if I would recommend the book, I think I would recommend only to read a good summary of the book on the internet, but I wouldn’t recommend the whole 300pages.