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While the study of the engineering method is important to create the world we would have, its study is equally important to understand the world we do have."
--Billy V. Koen, Introduction, Discussion of the Method
Discussion of the Method outlines the heuristic-based reasoning used by engineers and generalizes it to a universal method for problem-solving. Delving into the
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published March 20th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Sep 18, 2012 Bruce rated it it was amazing
An essential and important book for people interested in technology assessment, engineering, scientific method, critical thinking, applied epistemology, general semantics, etc. I have a well-thumbed, well-marked copy.
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- deep, dense and philosophical, but he does know what design is about - his koan is "all is heuristic". Worth reading.
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I took Professor Koen's Introduction to Mechanical Engineering course in 1982 at UT Austin.
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