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Design for "X": Social forces

Non-technical constraints on design and engineering

Statement of purpose

Societal influences in engineering and design

In addtion to the technical literature, as an engineer you will be responsibile for many areas and have to consider the effects of your actions on the environment, the economy, safety, sustaninabilty, general social welfare, political and public policy, and of course ethics.

Problem statement

This guide will provide you the tools necessary to complete your project -- the tabs above will link you to library and internet sources.

Resource Links

TED Talks

Michael Pritchard's discusses the need for more effective water filtration, and his Lifesaver filtration bottle.