Design for a Better World: Table of Contents

Design for a Better World: How to Create a Meaningful, Sustainable, and Humanity-Centered Future[1]

Table of Contents

    (subject to change)

Part A. Almost Everything I See Is Artificial

Chapter 1 Almost Everything Artificial Has Been Designed
Chapter 2 Our Artificial Way of Life Is Unsustainable
Chapter 3 Why History Matters
Chapter 4 Precise – but Artificial -- Measurements
Chapter 5 If it Was Technology that Got us into  Today’s Situation, Maybe It Is Technology that Can Get Us Out
Chapter 6 This Book: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Humanity-Centered

Part B: Meaningful

Chapter 7 The Need for Meaning
Chapter 8 Measurement in the Physical Sciences
Chapter 9 Measuring What Is Important to People
Chapter 10 The Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Chapter 11 What Measures Are Truly Important to People?
Chapter 12 Adding Real Human Behavior to  Economics: Behavior Plus Narratives

Part C: Sustainable

Chapter 13 We Live in the Age of Waste
Chapter 14 How Did the World Get into Today’s Quandary?
Chapter 15 Sustainability Has Multiple Components and Implications
Chapter 16 Design, Products, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy
Chapter 17 The Practical Difficulties of Implementing Circular Design
Chapter 18 Sustainable, Robust, and Resilient Systems
Chapter 19 People’s Understanding of Systems
Chapter 20 Working With Complex Sociotechnical Systems
Chapter 21 It Is Not Too Late

Part D: Humanity-Centered Design

Chapter 22 Moving from Humans to Humanity
Chapter 23 Democratizing Design and Development
Chapter 24 People Designing for Themselves
Chapter 25 Design X: An Approach to Large, Complex Systems
Chapter 26 Where Incrementalism  (Muddling Through) Fails
Chapter 27 Incremental Modular Design
Chapter 28 When Large, Multidisciplinary Projects Are Necessary
Chapter 29 Design: Necessary but not Sufficient

Part E: The Challenge

Chapter 30 Many Things Must Change
Chapter 31 Why Change Is Difficult
Chapter 32 People Will Mobilize for a Common Goal
Chapter 33 What Must change?
Chapter 34 The Dominance of Technology.
Chapter 35 The Future of Technology
Chapter 36 Dealing With Scale

Part F: What Needs to Be Done?

Chapter 37 What Can Be Done?
Chapter 38 What Can We Do?
Chapter 39 Complex Sociotechnical Systems: What Is the Answer?
Chapter 40 The Major Lessons of this Book



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