Our world is filled with pernicious problems: how, for example, did novice pilots learn to fly without taking to the air and risking their lives? We have generated solutions over time but challenges like these—wicked problems that tangle personal, public and environmental factors—are not going away any time soon. In Wicked Problems, engineer Guru Madhavan examines historic tragedies and lesser-known tales, from the efficient design of battleships to a volcano eruption that curtailed global commerce. Braided throughout is the uplifting tale of Edwin Link, who revolutionised aviation with his flight trainer. In Link’s story, Madhavan uncovers a model mindset to engage with wickedness. An homage to society’s innovators and maintainers, Wicked Problems offers a refreshing vision for readers of all backgrounds to build a better future.
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An ode to systems engineers—whose invisible work undergirds our life—and an exploration of the wicked problems they tackle
"Madhavan champions the importance of looking at seemingly technical problems through a wider lens—such as the business, policy and social aspects… Wicked Problems is a wake-up call for all engineers to expand their mindset."
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780393651461
Publisert
2024-05-14
Utgiver
Vendor
Ww Norton & Co
Vekt
632 gr
Høyde
236 mm
Bredde
163 mm
Dybde
33 mm
Aldersnivå
G, 01
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Antall sider
384

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Biographical note

Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs at the National Academy of Engineering. He is a prizewinning author of essays and books, including Applied Minds: How Engineers Think. He lives in Washington, DC.