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SHIKAKE: THE JAPANESE ART OF SHAPING BEHAVIOR THROUGH DESIGN

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Publication Date: 
November 3, 2020
Format: 
Hardcover
ISBN: 
9781631497810
About This Item: 
Following The Little Book of Hygge, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, and other bestsellers, Shikake introduces the latest example of practical wisdom from abroad: shikakeology, a phenomenon sweeping Japan. Naohiro Matsumura--renowned as the founder of the study of shikake, the Japanese word for "device"--has devised a new approach to design as astonishingly simple in its logic as it is sophisticated in its psychology. For example: - a staircase painted like piano keys prompts people to exercise - a symbol of a shrine placed in a public square discourages vandalismCombining traditional Japanese aesthetics with the lessons of behavioral economics, Matsumura presents a tool kit for literally anyone who wants to create their own mindful designs--and reveals how shikakes can help us address big challenges, including even climate change. Mindbending yet elegant, Shikake will inspire readers to appreciate--and transform--the analog world around them.
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Binding: 
Hardcover

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