On Design: A Philosophy of Design and Engineering by Ron Britton

On Design: A Philosophy of Design and Engineering

byRon Britton

Kobo ebook | August 10, 2017

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While many engineering books speak to “doing” engineering, precious few focus on the concept of “being” an engineer. Hence, this book, which is a reflection on the human side of engineering. The contents are drawn from two different, but parallel, columns Ron Britton wrote for the Keystone Professional, the official magazine of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (formerly the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba). The Thoughts on Design column started in 2001 as an explanation of the opportunities provided by the award of one of the first Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Chairs in Design Engineering. The Engineering Philosophy 101 column came about in 2006, following a discussion relating to the philosophical foundations of engineering ethics. Consequently, this is a book about how one engineer has reacted to circumstances that involve engineers, either directly or peripherally, including engineering successes and failures. It reflects on how engineers should—and hopefully do—fit into and contribute to our ever-changing world, speaks to the privileges and responsibilities society has provided the profession in exchange for the right to self-government within that profession, and reflects on the constraints of professional practice and the creative possibilities that parallel those limitations.
Title:On Design: A Philosophy of Design and EngineeringFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 10, 2017Publisher:FriesenPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1460278569

ISBN - 13:9781460278567

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book on engineering that will interest even those who have not studied/worked in the area. I'm very happy to own an ecopy of this collection of sone of Dr. Rob Britain's (NSERC Chair in Design Engineering at the University of Manitoba) thoughts on design and engineering. Focuses on the philosophy of his research and from his practice. If you ever wanted an educated and pleasant read into some of the current factors affecting this field, I would recommend this published work
Date published: 2018-04-30