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In the bubble : Designing in a complex world

Author: John Thackara
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"We're filling up the world with technology and devices, but we've lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World." "In the Bubble is about a world based less on stuff and more on people. Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now - not in a remote  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Thackara
ISBN: 0262250373 9780262250375 0262284804 9780262284806 1423730801 9781423730804
OCLC Number: 1150162401
Language Note: English.
Notes: Title from title screen.
Description: 1 online resource (333 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: John Thackara.

Abstract:

"We're filling up the world with technology and devices, but we've lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World." "In the Bubble is about a world based less on stuff and more on people. Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now - not in a remote science-fiction future. We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can't. In the Bubble describes services designed to help people carry out daily activities in new ways. Many of these services involve technology - ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets. But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centered world. The design focus is on services, not things. And new principles - above all, lightness - inform the way these services are designed and used. At the heart of In the Bubble is a belief, informed by a wealth of real-world examples, that ethics and responsibility can inform design decisions without impeding social and technical innovation."--Jacket.

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