How Design Makes the World

Scott Berkun (Author)
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Description

"Everything you use, from your home to your smartphone, from highways to supermarkets, was designed by someone. What did they get right? Where did they go wrong? And what can we learn from how these experts think that can help us improve our own lives?

In How Design Makes The World, bestselling author and designer Scott Berkun reveals how designers, from software engineers to city planners, have succeeded and failed us. From the airplane armrest to the Facebook "like" button, and everything in between, Berkun shows how design helps or hinders everyone, and offers a new way to think about the world around you.

Whether you spend time in a studio or a boardroom, an office or the outdoors, How Design Makes the World empowers you to ask better questions--and to understand the designs in everything that matters.

In How Design Makes The World, bestselling author and designer Scott Berkun reveals how designers, from software engineers to city planners, have succeeded and failed us. From the airplane armrest to the Facebook "like" button, and everything in between, Berkun shows how design helps or hinders everyone, and offers a new way to think about the world around you.

Product Details

Price: $18.98
Publisher: Scott Berkun
Published Date: May 05, 2020
Pages: 210
Dimensions: 5.51 X 0.48 X 8.5 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780983873181
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About the Author

Scott Berkun (@berkun) is the bestselling author of seven books, including Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, The Economist, Forbes Magazine, and other media. He has taught creative thinking at the University of Washington and has been a regular commentator on CNBC, MSNBC and National Public Radio. His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at http: //www.scottberkun.com.

Reviews

"Nobody's better at explaining how the world really works than Scott Berkun."
--Jeffrey Zeldman, web design legend and cofounder of A List Apart

"What makes a Jacuzzi better than a Segway? Why do street grids work in some cities, but maybe not in yours? What's wrong with calling an interface 'intuitive'? This fascinating book will help you see design everywhere and question why it works--or why it fails."
--Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"An invaluable, essential resource that demystifies and democratizes design for everyone who lives with it--which is to say, all of us."
--Khoi Vinh, principal designer at Adobe and former design director of the New York Times

"Scott Berkun captures the essence of what makes design so incredibly important in our lives. He frames how we should think about design in a fun and accessible way. How Design Makes the World explains why our world is the way it is, and lays out the questions we need to ask to make it better."
--Jared Spool, founder of User Interface Engineering

"Everyone in the tech world knows that they need design, but few understand what it is and how it will help them succeed. Scott Berkun illuminates both the problem and the solution. A brilliant book."
--Alan Cooper, design pioneer and author of About Face