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I think of Donald Norman everyday when I walk into the executive conference room. There’s a glass door one must walk through in order to get into the executive offices. There’s a pull type door handle on the door but you must push to walk through. Thus I think of Donald Norman’s argument in the “Design of Everyday Things” about how everything should be designed according to the user. That the simple fact that I and everyone who walks through the door almost always pulls rather than pushes is a simple everyday argument for better design. Had the door had a push panel on it rather than a pull handle users would know to push rather than pull. It’s the simple changes that User Experience Designers deal with everyday that make the world better for all.