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The Resource Designing our way to a better world, Thomas Fisher

Designing our way to a better world, Thomas Fisher

Label
Designing our way to a better world
Title
Designing our way to a better world
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Fisher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Envisioning what we need, when it doesn't yet exist: this, Thomas Fisher tells us, is what design does. And if what we need now is a better world--functioning schools, working infrastructure, thriving cities--why not design one? Fisher shows how the principles of design apply to services and systems that seem to evolve naturally, systems whose failures sometimes seem as arbitrary and inevitable as the weather. But the "invisible" systems we depend on for our daily lives (in education, politics, economics, and public health) are designed every bit as much as the products we buy and the environments we inhabit--and are just as susceptible to creative reimagining. Designing Our Way to a Better World challenges the assumptions that have led to so much poor performance in the public and private realms: that our schools cannot teach creativity, that our governments cannot predict the disasters that befall us, that our health system will protect us from pandemics, that our politics will remain polarized, that our economy cannot avoid inequality, and that our industry cannot help but pollute the environment. Targeting these assumptions, Fisher's approach reveals the power of design to synthesize our knowledge about the world into greater wholes. In doing so, this book opens up possible futures--and better futures--than the unsustainable and inequitable one we now face."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, Thomas
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Design
  • Quality of life
  • Social systems
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ART
  • CRAFTS & HOBBIES
  • Design
  • Quality of life
  • Social systems
Label
Designing our way to a better world, Thomas Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Invisible Systems -- 1. The Design of the Invisible -- 2. Design Thinking -- 3. The Logic of Creativity -- Part II. Education -- 4. Creative Education -- 5. Schools and Communities -- 6. Reconstructing Design Education -- Part III. Infrastructure -- 7. Fracture-Critical Failures -- 8. Over-Extended Infrastructure -- 9. Designed Disasters -- Part IV. Public Health -- 10. The Infrastructure of Health -- 11. Healthy Landscapes -- 12. Viral Cities -- Part V. Politics -- 13. Designer Politics -- 14. The Politics of No -- 15. Left, Right, and Wrong -- Part VI. Economics -- 16. An Opposable Economy -- 17. A Third Industrial Revolution -- 18. Metadesign -- Part VII. Beliefs -- 19. Community Resilience -- 20. Evolutionary Transformation -- 21. Spatializing Knowledge -- Postscript: A Past and Possible Future
Control code
ocn949276361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452951621
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1c0nwvf
  • 888370d1-959d-4e13-913d-1e615888a5ac
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949276361
Label
Designing our way to a better world, Thomas Fisher
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Invisible Systems -- 1. The Design of the Invisible -- 2. Design Thinking -- 3. The Logic of Creativity -- Part II. Education -- 4. Creative Education -- 5. Schools and Communities -- 6. Reconstructing Design Education -- Part III. Infrastructure -- 7. Fracture-Critical Failures -- 8. Over-Extended Infrastructure -- 9. Designed Disasters -- Part IV. Public Health -- 10. The Infrastructure of Health -- 11. Healthy Landscapes -- 12. Viral Cities -- Part V. Politics -- 13. Designer Politics -- 14. The Politics of No -- 15. Left, Right, and Wrong -- Part VI. Economics -- 16. An Opposable Economy -- 17. A Third Industrial Revolution -- 18. Metadesign -- Part VII. Beliefs -- 19. Community Resilience -- 20. Evolutionary Transformation -- 21. Spatializing Knowledge -- Postscript: A Past and Possible Future
Control code
ocn949276361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452951621
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1c0nwvf
  • 888370d1-959d-4e13-913d-1e615888a5ac
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949276361

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