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To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure

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(Duration: 52:16)

A plane crashes, a bridge collapses, and our first impulse is to blame design. Henry Petroski has been studying catastrophic failure for a long time and he says there is always a human element to be considered. The Duke University professor of Engineering will discuss his new book To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure which looks at the ways that people and machines come together in ways designers never anticipated until it was too late.

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 11 am