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Petroski on Engineering: Checking In & Checking Out Design

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Good Design is Memorable
williamlweaver   8/2/2012 7:41:07 AM
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Thanks for your perfectly-worded descriptions. At first I thought you were setting up the story to reach a conclusion that good design should include empty space - but now I get the sense that good design should be integrated. I'm not sure how the Scottish decoration theme was integrated throughout the inn, but at least in the Star Trek universe, the Scots make the best engineers. Perhaps the inn was trying too hard to innovate. Good design appears effortless.

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