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The Inmates Are Running the Asylum. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity
Somewhere out there is a happy medium that makes these types of products both user and bottom-line friendly; this book discusses why we need to quickly find that medium.
The culture of software development is changing, but grudgingly. The short-sighted notion “It’s better to be first with something bad than second with something perfect” has been discredited after too long a reign as the New Paradigm of the Information Age (“It’s brilliant because it’s counter-intuitive!”), and instead has been exposed for what it is: bad business and a lousy way to treat customers. Alan Cooper’s book helps make sense of things as software developers, after decades of coding for each other, are forced to begin acknowledging the cold and strange outside world of Real Life Users.