Applied Minds How Engineers Think

Author: Guru Madhavan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248003
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An engineer himself, Guru Madhavan introduces a flexible intellectual tool kit called modular systems thinking as he explains the discipline's penchant for seeing structure where there is none.

Applied Minds

Author: Guru Madhavan
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393353013
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Engineers are titans of real-world problem-solving. . . . In this riveting study of how they think, [Guru Madhavan] puts behind-the-scenes geniuses . . . center stage. Nature"


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you want a job at Applied Minds. ^\^\ Who doesn't? Every month about 20 \J V^ ot
the nation's most creative engineers and designers, including top graduates from
Stanford University and MIT, apply for positions at this Glendale, California,
design and invention firm. The client list ranges from trendy furniture- maker
Herman ... "I like to hear how people think about things they can't name, that they
have never seen before," he says. "How do they examine it? How do they
imagine what ...

Engineering News

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After 1% years af training in that office, they were, in their minds, “fullfledged
engineers.” Their fathers, thinking their illustrious sons were simply wasting time,
presented them with the necessary certificate to enter the practice of engineering;
viz., a check covering the cost of a surveying outfit. These two young men are
now practicing and are known to the public as civil and mining engineers. Think
of it! One and one-half years in an engineering office, doing nothing but simple
surveying, ...

Advances In The Human Side Of Service Engineering

Author: Louis Freund
Publisher: AHFE Conference
ISBN: 1495120910
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Yet, how human-centered design is being practiced and applied depends on the
interpretation of the concept, or the “designer's stance” (Buchanan 2011). In this
paper, I trace the shifts in design thinking and the role of people in service
engineering and in service design. I argue that human-centered design
challenges the systems view of service engineers and service designers and
requires them to reach out to each other. For this reason, I conclude that for these
two disciplines, ...

Civil Engineering Bulletin

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But the engineering student is given a long training in calculus and theoretical
and applied mechanics to inculcate in him a few fundamental ideas so firmly that
he may never confuse them with the thousands of details involved in their
application. It is important, yes fundamental, that any problem be viewed from all
angles . . . from its conception in the mind of man to its consummation in a
structure visible to the eye and useable for some purpose in a scheme for the
development of the ...

Applied Science

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There seems to be a wide gulf between the older faculty of Arts, and the faculty of
Applied Science and Engineering. In the picture as it ... I sometimes think it may
be a sign of health. Perhaps if it were ... Probably another reason lies in the fact
that we are so accustomed to putting our ideas in the form of plans and
specifications, that not only do we find other language difficult, but we avoid
expressing ourselves on any subject that has not formed itself in our minds
clearly and distinctly.

Lives Of The Engineers

Author: Samuel Smiles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108052940
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... waggons placed at the bottom of the parallel road on the same incline,
dragged them up by the simple power of gravity. But this applied only to a
comparatively small part of the road. An economical method of working the coal
trains, instead of by means of horses—the keep of which was at that time very
costly in consequence of the high price of corn,—was still a great desideratum;
and the best practical minds in the collieries were actively engaged in the attempt
to solve the problem ...

Ire Transactions On Engineering Writing And Speech

Author: Institute of Radio Engineers. Professional Group on Engineering Writing and Speech
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Where the editor really serves his function is in providing the objectivity in the one
area where the engineer and scientist have shown themselves to be highly
subjective. They believe that whatever they write says what is in their minds. But
notice, this is only a belief, a feeling. If you call to their attention the inadequacy of
what they have written, they take umbrage behind such statements as "Well,
anyone in the field will know what I mean." Edmund C. Berkeley once planned to
write a ...

Applied Mechanics Reviews

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Open systems are of great importance in technology, and exergy analysis is one
of the most valuable tools available to the process engineer. ... In summary, the
main merit of Thermodynamique: Fondements et Applications is to provide a
fresh, enlightening introduction to thermodynamics. l cannot think ofa better way
to offer this subject to young minds than to approach it in the way this book has:
with mathematical rigor, meaningful examples and novel applications. Certainly,
a more ...