An inspiring argument for the power of “patient capital” from a pioneering social entrepreneur.
A powerful argument for why we should not kid ourselves that we have been working on the most important problems.
I read this 1971 book in design school and it convinced me that design had a higher purpose than simply creating the latest consumer product.
Originally called The Psychology of Everyday Things, still the best argument for why designers can’t be left to design things on their own.
Science fiction that introduced me to the idea of ecology and man’s power to both destroy and create the natural environment.
A beautiful logic and pragmatism introduced to what had previously been seen as a black art.
A brilliant set of principles with which to approach the world of complexity.
The novel that introduced us all to the power of technology to undermine freedom.
A 40,000-year perspective on why it is better to make the pie bigger than compete for a slice of the existing pie.
A lovely treatise on the importance of science to craft.
A new way of thinking about intelligence that gave me some new insights about how I think creatively.
An explanation of integrative thinking, a driver of all design.
An explanation of why emergence is one of the most powerful creative forces.
This book disabused me of any notion that science is not creative.
As of Feb. 2, 2011, out of 50 designers, only one mentions Papanek's Design For The Real World.
That says a lot.
Well said Daniel, totally agree.