The Critical Engineer recognizes that each work of engineering engineers its user, proportional to that user’s dependency upon it.


This tenant means that even though things are made for people to use, which implies that they should bend to human wants and needs, that is not the case. People adapt to their technology, which is constructed for them, but also adapts in response to how people use it, and again people adapt to this change. Basically, critical engineering is a never ending cycle that alters the person and the engineered object over and over again. I think this is interesting cause it shows how nothing designed for people can truly ever be ‘finished’, not can it really be optimized since people are constantly adapting to their environments (which include the tech itself) and because of personal tastes and the difference between people that are either bridged or expanded.



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