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






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


To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. (ISBN: 0897331532) Although its more than thirty years old I think it is still a landmark book on how and why we design. On a dusty bookshelf at home, I have the book, "To Engineer is Human - The Role of Failure in Successful Design" by Henry Petroski. A professor both of civil engineering and history at Duke University, he is also a prolific author. Download ebook: To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. Home » CIVIL ENGINEERING » 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. Download ebook To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry Petroski pdf free. Download free pdf ebooks rapidshare, 4shared,uploading,torrent,bittorrent. 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. People all over the world learn to drive quite successfully with roughly the same configuration of controls. I remember reading “To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design” a long while ago and the take home lesson for me was we have to learn from our failures. To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design Review The moral of this book is that behind every great engineering success is a trail of often ignored (but frequently spectacular) engineering failures. To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry Petroski. The moral of this book is that behind every great engineering success is a trail of often ignored (but frequently spectacular) engineering failures. 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. 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. No one wants to learn by mistakes, but we cannot learn enough from successes to go beyond the state of the art. Since the book was published in 1982, the examples employed are somewhat dated.

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