The future of design
August 15, 2001
Interesting parallels from the world of mechanical engineering. In this speech, John H. Lienhard argues engineers need to embrace: rapid trial and error, powerful cooperation, and a new way of seeing—citing examples as diverse as the design of Americas Cup's race boats, the legendary Skunkworks, and Medieval cathedral builders.

Some of the more interesting thoughts on each point:

And finally, Lienhard could be talking about the user experience design community:

"You and I know perfectly well that rapid trial and error—a rapid learning curve, rich in possibility—is the fastest road to good design. But it takes more courage than most of us have to go through the process. So we'll have to work very hard to hold on to that face of good design." ::

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