Appliance Design

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Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
Papanek, Victor
Book
1970
While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, a...
How Things Don't Work
Papanek, Victor and Hennessey, James
Book
1977
Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to soph...

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Are our household appliances getting too complicated?
Meltzer, Tom
2013
Tom Meltzer explains why function inflation is such a turn-off.