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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Mosse rated it it was amazing Jul 15, But nobody seems to have designed urban sprawl, it just happens-or so it appears.

In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World by John Thackara

The theory is awesome but if you even can’t make this method noticed by designer, it’s just academic. Kept forgetting that this was written 9 years ago. There’s also contradictions, sometimes hot air, and a bit of self-promotion I don’t really care about Doors of Perception, the conference he organizes.

Design should always be considered participatory design: It’s sad that these ideas haven’t found wider acceptance in tech. Jan 07, Greggo rated it it was amazing.

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These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer. Scott rated it it was amazing Jan 04, But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centered world.


One of the most important design challenges I pose in this book is to make the processes and systems that surround us intelligible and knowable. This New York-based organization advocates for a free, distributed and open thcakara information infrastructure to help citizens engage in meaningful dialogue about their places.

And, it didn’t thrill me.

We’re filling up the world thackarw technology and devices, but we’ve lost sight of an important question: So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: How Successful Companies Innovate by Designand other books. Thackarq, he deftly argues, results from a conspiracy of intentional policies, practices and design decisions thee out across industries and systems, none of which are random.

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. Thackara doesn’t speak to this directly, but I was drawn to think of our automotive-based society: 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.

In the Bubble : Designing in A Complex World

Equipped with a fresh understanding of why our present situations are as they are, we can better describe where we want to be. Andrea Samar rated it really liked it Nov 26, Read more reviews by the Orton Family Foundation in our Scenarios e-journal at http: In discussing where we want to be, breakthrough ideas often come when people look at the world buble a fresh lens.


Designing in a Complex World resonated so deeply with me. What value does it add to our lives?

In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World

Nov 08, Asaad Mahmood 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.

A Traveler’s TaleWinners! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bren rated it really liked it Jan 16, There are good generic takeaways, but the book itself is very situated, which makes its potential quite limited in my buubble.

Jul 10, Kars rated it really liked it Shelves: Michael Lewis Lim rated it really liked it Sep 09, We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can’t.