ASU engineering faculty members offer recommendations about books to put on your summer reading list. Dr. Lande suggests Bill Stumpf’s The Ice Palace That Melted Away.
As engineers, we strive to make the world better. In this book, the designer of the popular Aeron office chair shares his personal manifesto for how mindful design can support civility, what that means and how the stuff we interact with everyday can help to make life more civil in both small and large ways. For me, this is a hallmark of people-centered innovation. It’s a quick read that I like to revisit periodically to restock the hope and optimism useful to drive innovation and change in our communities – change that is possible because we are engineers.