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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by 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 ebook
ISBN: 0679734163, 9780679734161
Publisher: Vintage
Page: 269
Format: djvu


People all over the world learn to drive quite successfully with roughly the same configuration of controls. This one has failed in the scripts of economics – see the crash and the recession. To Engineer is Human by Henry Petroski: book review. The last post about "The Evolution of Useful Things" reminded me about another of Petroski's books that I read some years ago: "To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design". 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. (ISBN: 0897331532) Although its more than thirty years old I think it is still a landmark book on how and why we design. Henry Petroski, in his classic book To Engineer is Human, says that in his field, failure is almost a prerequisite for success, because only by reaching a point of failure can you define the limits of possibility. And that's good, says civil engineer Henry Petroski, the author of the book Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. A few years before Henry Petroski penned the title "To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design", I was curious and brave enough to take power tools to my own guitars. IT is assumed that it is true that ever parent wants a happy baby who will succeed in the current technological culture - and lead to a new generation of successful human offspring. Before the author wrote his better known work, The Pencil (1990), his first novel was To Engineer is Human: The role of failure in successful design (1985). 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. No one wants to learn by mistakes, but we cannot learn enough from successes to go beyond the state of the art. Invention by design: How engineers get from thought to thing. A short simple article utilizing Kant's Categorical Imperative and Mill's Utilitarianism to critique the future of human genetic engineering. But I have not lost my interest in engineering. To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. 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. Happen every minute around the world.

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