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The Resource Applied minds : how engineers think, Guru Madhavan

Applied minds : how engineers think, Guru Madhavan

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Applied minds : how engineers think
Title
Applied minds
Title remainder
how engineers think
Statement of responsibility
Guru Madhavan
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Language
eng
Summary
A journey inside the minds that build our world.Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, looks nothing like Microsoft's Office Suite, and digital surround sound doesn't work like a citywide telecommunication grid. Yet these engineering feats have much in common.Applied Minds explores the unique visions and mental tools of engineers to reveal the enormous and often understated influence they wield in transforming problems into opportunities. The resulting account pairs the innovators of modern history--Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, Steve Jobs--with everything from ATMs and the ZIP code system to the disposable diaper. 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. The creations that result from this process express the engineer's answers to the fundamental questions of design: usefulness, functionality, reliability, and user friendliness. Through narratives and case studies spanning the brilliant history of engineering, Madhavan shows how the concepts of prototyping, efficiency, reliability, standards, optimization, and feedback are put to use in fields as diverse as transportation, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Equal parts personal, practical, and profound, Applied Minds charts a path to a future where we apply strategies borrowed from engineering to create useful and inspired solutions to our most pressing challenges
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Madhavan, Guruprasad
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other
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Read by Sean Pratt
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Pratt, Sean
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  • Engineering
  • Creative thinking
Target audience
adult
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Applied minds : how engineers think, Guru Madhavan
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  • Blackstone Audio: ZPbq7b
  • Blackstone Audio: Zbq7b
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225760994
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 CDs (5 hr., 22 min.)
Isbn
9781469095783
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZPbq7b
  • Zbq7b
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  • (Sirsi) p225760994
  • (Sirsi) p225760994
Label
Applied minds : how engineers think, Guru Madhavan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Blackstone Audio: ZPbq7b
  • Blackstone Audio: Zbq7b
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225760994
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 CDs (5 hr., 22 min.)
Isbn
9781469095783
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZPbq7b
  • Zbq7b
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225760994
  • (Sirsi) p225760994

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