Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Don Norman


"Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms"
Motto of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair | Poster

"People Propose, Science Studies, Technology Conforms"
Don Norman

Principles of design:

1. Use both knowledge in the world and knowledge in the head.

2. Simplify the structure of tasks.

3. Make things visible: bridge gulfs between Execution and Evaluation.

4. Get the mappings right.

5. Exploit the power of constraints.

6. Design for error.

7. When all else fails, standardize."

— Donald A. Norman (The Design of Everyday Things)y Conforms"
-- Don Norman's person-centered motto for the 21st century.