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Ruined by Design

How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It

Mike Monteiro

The book explores how the world is functioning exactly as designed, with everything from guns to social media causing harm. The author makes the case that design is a political act and designers are responsible for their creations. While the book may stir up anger, it provides the tools needed to make better decisions, build diverse teams, and confidently say no to harmful projects. It's a must-read for designers who want to understand their role in creating a better world.
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I now think @monteiro’s Ruined by Design is the most important book I’ve read in years. He not only describes the critical problems we need to address, he’s outlined specific prescriptions. And, dammit, he’s right. (I hate it when Mike’s right.)      source
My god, @monteiro ‘s book “ruined by design” should be mandatory reading for anyone in the software industry - beautiful, powerful, lucid and eye opening. Treat yourself and get the book.      source
I love that @monteiro writes in such clear, direct language. Reading his new book "Ruined by Design" might be difficult or hurt your ego, designers. And, you might disagree with Mike. But you should read it for a clear-headed viewpoint on our mistakes and challenges. 👏      source
"The world is working exactly as designed. And it’s not working very well. " Mike Monteiro (Must have book..)      source