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In the Bubble has ratings and 16 reviews. Kars said: It’s interesting to read this eight years after publication. The parts where Thackara heaps exam. So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to. In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World. Author: John Thackara. Publication : Cover Image citations per article, View colleagues of John Thackara.

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Jan 15, Louise rated it really liked it. I must’ve put this book on my list while in library school and it’s a little outdated. And, it didn’t thrill me. Want to Read saving…. Chanel Oosthuizen rated it liked it May 12, Open Preview See a Problem? The interactions between all these systems bubbls human behavior are complicated and hard to understand-but the policies themselves are not the result hubble chance. Selected pages Title Page.

We need to ask what impact all this stuff will have on our daily lives. I did enjoy the section on designing things on mimic nature, and had a good laugh at all the outlandish things that could’ve been the next big thing. Many of these services involve technology–ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets.

In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World

Sprawl, he deftly argues, results from a conspiracy of intentional policies, practices and design decisions played out across industries and systems, none of which are random. The ideas are still quite relevant i.

Ah, the simple times He writes, for example, about The Open Planning Project, a New York-based organization that advocates buubble a free, distributed and open geographic information infrastructure to help citizens engage thw meaningful dialogue about their places.

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Jul 10, Kars rated it really liked it Shelves: We need to ask what purpose will be served by the broadband communications, smart materials, wearable computing, and connected appliances that we’re unleashing upon the world.

First chapter still holds true and goes hard.

And new principles—above all, lightness—inform the way thackzra services are designed and used. Francesco Donati rated it it was ok Dec 26, I think I thacakra looking for something a little more practical with respect to design in a complex world, and all I got were other people’s ideas Paul Hawken, Ivan Illich, Janine Benyus, Malcolm Gladwellsomewhat half-baked musings and details of experimental projects that may never make it into actual products or processes.

Admittedly this book is dated and seems most so when it considers the unnamed Internet of Thing reality that is already upon. With alternative situations evocatively in mind, we can design our way from here to there.

A Traveler’s TaleWinners! Scott rated it it was amazing Thacara 04, Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now—not in a remote science fiction future; it’s not about, as he puts it, “the schlock of the new” but about radical innovation already emerging in daily life.

Designing for a Complex World. There are good generic takeaways, but the book itself is very situated, which makes its potential quite limited in my opinion.

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It’s sad that these ideas haven’t found wider acceptance in tech. So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: I think centuries hence there will be examinations on our decades like we look book at slavery-based economies asking “What were they thinking?

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Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now–not in a remote science fiction future; it’s not thackarw, as he puts it, “the schlock of the new” but about radical innovation already emerging in daily life.

Our economic system is centered on technology, so it would be no small matter if “tech” ceased to be an end-in-itself in our daily lives. Andrea Desiato rated it really liked it Nov 22, How to design a world in which we rely less on stuff, and more on people.

We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can’t. Ubbble value does it add to our lives? Many of these services involve technology—ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets.

Rather than the top-down, technology-focused design of the 20th century, Thackara makes the argument for a new kind of almost organic design based on: This New York-based organization advocates bunble a free, distributed and open geographic information infrastructure to help citizens engage in meaningful dialogue about their places.

Anglexz rated it it was amazing Jul 29, The design focus is on services, not things. Dec 15, Steve rated it it was ok. These are tough questions for the pushers of t How to design a world in which we rely less on stuff, and more on people.