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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. Henry Petroski

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design


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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage




Petroski has written more than a handful of books on engineering and picking up any one of his would qualify for a must-read. In addition to The Essential Engineer, published in 2010, Petroski has written a dozen other books. One of my favourite authors is Henry Petroski, whose book To Engineer is Human - The Role of Failure in Successful Design led me to read anything he publishes. To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. Human-Centered Design has become such a dominant theme in design that it is now accepted by interface and application designers automatically, without thought, let alone criticism. Why are you starving when you might be eating? To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry Petroski. Cyder uses Petroski's book To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design in his course. People all over the world learn to drive quite successfully with roughly the same configuration of controls. The activities, after all, are human activities, so they reflect the possible range of actions, of conditions under which people are able to function, and the constraints of real people. As Petroski, in another nice little book on the subject argues, to engineer is human. Invention by design: How engineers get from thought to thing. An older uderstanding creativity is in this book: “To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design” by Henry Petroski. Our thread on talking with fundamentalists and various threads now active on the Open Anthropology Cooperative, reminded me of Henry Petroski's classic To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. The subtitle of his book is the role failure in successful design. But I have not lost my interest in engineering.

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