Recommended readings and resources relevant to each of the lectures are presented below. Graduate students taking this course are highly encouraged to complete the readings.

L1 Design Across Scales: Intersections between Design, Science, and Technology

Colomina, Beatriz. "Enclosed by Images: The Eameses' Multimedia Architecture." Grey Room 02 (2001): 6-29.

Buy at Amazon Aldersey-Williams, Hugh, Peter Hall, et al. Design and the Elastic Mind. Edited by Paola Antonelli. Museum of Modern Art, 2008. ISBN: 9780870707322. [Preview with Google Books]

Museum of Modern Art. "Design and the Elastic Mind." Museum of Modern Art.

Buy at Amazon Morrison, Philip, and Phylis Morrison. Powers of Ten: About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero. Scientific American Library, 1982.

Eames, Charles, and Ray Eames. "Powers of Ten." Eames Office LLC, 1977.

Ruparell, Rajeev. "Powers of Ten—A Rough Sketch (1968)." March 6, 2012. Originally released 1968 by Charles and Ray Eames. Youtube.

L2 Design of Futures: Past Futures, Utopian Visions, and Tomorrows of Today

Buy at Amazon Jameson, Fredric. Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. Verso, 2005. ISBN: 9781844670338. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Cook, Peter. Archigram. Princeton Architectural Press, 1999. ISBN: 9781568981949. [Preview with Google Books]

Online Archigram archive of images

Buy at Amazon Wigley, Mark. Constant's New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire. Witte de With, 1999. ISBN: 9789064503436. [Preview with Google Books]

L3 Design of Representation: Notation, Information, and Communication

Buy at Amazon Daston, Lorraine, and Peter Galison. Objectivity. Zone Books, 2007. ISBN: 9781890951788.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Maeda, John. The Laws of Simplicity. MIT Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780262134729.

Buy at Amazon McLuhan, Marshall. "The Medium is the Message." Chapter 1 in Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Signet, 1964.

Buy at Amazon Tufte, Edward. Envisioning Information. Graphics Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780961392116.

L4 Design of Data: Computation, Visualization, and Big Data

Buy at Amazon Maeda, John. Creative Code: Aesthetics + Computation. Thames & Hudson, 2004. ISBN: 9780500285176.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Reas, Casey, and Ben Fry. Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists. MIT Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780262182621. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Fry, Ben. Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment. O'Reilly Media, 2008. ISBN: 9780596514556. [Preview with Google Books]

L5 Design of Fabrication: Tools, Techniques, and Technologies

Buy at Amazon Aranda, Benjamin, and Chris Lasch. Pamphlet Architecture 27: Tooling. Princeton Architectural Press, 2005. ISBN: 9781568985473. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Giedion, Sigfried. Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History. Oxford University Press, 1948.

Buy at Amazon Sakamoto, Tomoko, and Albert Ferré. From Control to Design: Parametric/Algorithmic Architecture. Actar, 2008. ISBN: 9788496540798.

L6 Design of Mimicry: Models, Systems, and Processes

Buy at Amazon Pearce, Peter. Structure in Nature Is a Strategy for Design. MIT Press, 1980. ISBN: 9780262660457. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Ball, Philip. Branches: Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780199237982. [Preview with Google Books]

L7 Design of Intelligence: From Mind to Machine

Buy at Amazon Minsky, Marvin L. The Society of Mind. Simon and Schuster, 1988. ISBN: 9780671657130.

Buy at Amazon Wiener, Norbert. Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. The Technology Press, 1948.

Shannon, Claude E. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."A Mathematical Theory of Communication." (PDF) The Bell System Technical Journal 27 (1948): 379–423, and 623–56.

Buy at Amazon Simon, Herbert A. The Sciences of the Artificial. MIT Press, 1981. ISBN: 9780262690737.

L8 Design of Play: Games and Constructs

Buy at Amazon Huizinga, Johan. Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play—Element in Culture. Beacon Press, 1971. ISBN: 9780807046814.

Buy at Amazon Galloway, Alexander R. Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 2006. ISBN : 9780816648511.

Walker, Rob. "An Interview with Kevin Slavin." Design Observer, October 10, 2011.

L9 Design of Alternative Futures: Utopias and Dystopias in Science Fiction

Buy at Amazon Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. University of Michigan Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780472065219. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Eisenstein, Sergei. Towards a Theory of Montage. British Film Institute Publishing, 1991.

Buy at Amazon Gibson, William. Neuromancer. Ace Books, 1986. ISBN: 9780441569595.

Buy at Amazon Lyotard, Jean-Francois. "Acinema." In Narrative, Apparatus, Ideology: A Film Theory Reader. Columbia University Press, 1986. ISBN: 9780231058810.

L10 Design of Innovation: Concept to Commerce

Buy at Amazon Brown, Tim. Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Harper Business, 2009. ISBN: 9780061766084. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Mau, Bruce, and Jennifer Leonard. Massive Change. Phaidon, 2004. ISBN: 9780714844015.

Buy at Amazon McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. North Point Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780865475878.

L11 Design of Organizational Systems: From Cells to Cities

Buy at Amazon Thompson, D'Arcy W., and Lancelot L. Whyte. On Growth and Form. Cambridge University Press, 1942.

Buy at Amazon Ball, Philip. The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature. Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780198502432.