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  1. Are our household appliances getting too complicated?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Tom Meltzer explains why function inflation is such a turn-off.
  2. Design for the Real World
    Human Ecology and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    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, and mink-oil fertilizer for "the plant that has everything." Papanek discusses why the things you buy are expensive, badly designed, unsafe, and often don't work. He proposes alternative ways of thinking and alternative designs for safe, inexpensive, and desperately needed products.
  3. How Things Don't Work
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 sophisticated electronics, don't work, and challenge us to rethink the uses of technology to demand and create products that are useful, built to human scale, safe, ecologically sound, and inexpensive.

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