By STEVEN CASEY
Second Edition * 251 pages * Hard Cover * 9 by 6 inches
ISBN 13: 978-0-9636178-8-0 * ISBN 10: 0-9636178-8-5
"A tour de force. A collection of gripping and often alarming true stories meticulously documented and skillfully told about design-induced human errors. It should be required reading for all engineers and designers, and everyone else concerned about the ways our modern technological creations can affect our everyday lives."
"...an engrossing tour through the world of human susceptibility to subtle variations in environment and in design."
GERALD CARR, Commander, NASA Skylab-4
"Steven Casey has put together an astonishing collection of graphic and depicting stories of human and technological error... you will not be able to put it down."
"...extremely readable and fascinating... recommended to anyone, particularly those interested in human factors research or design."
"Shows how basic paradigms, assumptions, and minor oversights of the designer combine with those of the user to produce disastrous consequences."
"These skillfully told anecdotes take the reader through an array of settings from an A320 Airbus, to ConEd, to the wizardry of Wall Street... Casey has written a book that demonstrates to laypersons and technocrats alike how far we are from adequately controlling hazards and managing risks. How safe is safe enough?"
DESIGN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
"...fascinating and instructive for anyone involved in product design."
"Set Phasers on Stun... has all the excitement of a Michael Crichton thriller novel. This is one you won't want to miss."
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