Everyday engineering : an ethnography of design and innovation / edited by Dominique Vinck ; with contributions by Eric Blanco ... [et al.].

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Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.
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Series:Inside technology
Format: Book
Summary:"Everyday Engineering was written to help future engineers understand what they are going to be doing in their everyday working lives, so that they can do their work more effectively and with a broader social vision. It will also give sociologists deeper insights into the sociotechnical world of engineering. The book consists of ethnographic studies in which the authors, all trained in both engineering and sociology, go into the field as participant-observers. The sites and types of engineering explored include mechanical design in manufacturing industries, instrument design, software debugging, environmental management within companies, and the implementation of a system for separating household waste."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Notes:Bib#: 855825
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p.[239]-244) and index.
ISBN:0262220652 (hc. : alk. paper)