Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change

A kind of terrifying read once you get through it and realize that, while some things have improved, many of the most toxic elements that Papanek rails against have gotten significantly worse.

One of the recommended reads for “Human-Computer Interaction”, though would be worthwhile for any designer to at least leaf through.

In the end, the utopian ideal of designers being able to refuse work they find morally objectionable is a good one, but like most utopian ideals lives much more easily in dreams than reality.


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