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To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure.
Petroski, Henry.
To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure.
When planes crash, bridges collapse, and automobile gas tanks explode, we are quick to blame poor design. But Petroski, known for his masterly explanations of engineering successes and failures, says we must look beyond design to the interdependency of people and machines within complex socioeconomic systems undreamt of by designers. In To Forgive Design he surveys some of the most infamous failures of our time. These avoidable disasters reveal the interdependency of people and machines within systems whose complex behavior was undreamt of until it was to late.

Category: Design, Industrial Design
Binding: Cl
Pages: 303 pp
Publisher: Harvard University Press.
Year: 2012.
Publication Place: Cambridge,
ISBN: 9780674065840
Book Id: 91388

Price: $27.95

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