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

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Bibliographic Details
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.
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Series:Inside technology
Format: Book
Table of Contents:
  • I. Ordinary Technical Tasks and Their Complexity
  • 1. Socio-Technical Complexity: Redesigning a Shielding Wall
  • 2. The Nature and the Stakes of a Tool: The Genesis of a Design Aid Tool for Mechanical Engineering
  • 3. Social Complexity and the Role of the Object: Installing Household Waste Containers
  • II. The Social Worlds and Cultures of Design
  • 4. The Structural Engineer in the Design Office: A World, Its Objects, and Its Work Practices
  • 5. Contrasting Design Cultures: Designing Dies for Drawing Aluminum
  • 6. A Prototype Culture: Designing a Paint Atomizer
  • III. Technical Writing Practices
  • 7. Writing Procedures: The Role of Quality Assurance Formats
  • 8. The Role of Graphical Representations in Inter-Professional Cooperation
  • 9. Rough Drafts: Revealing and Mediating Design
  • Epilogue: Approaches to the Ethnography of Technologies.