Ethics for industrial design : an ethico-political critique of sustaninability in industrial design

Şişman, Osman
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Citation Formats
O. Şişman, “Ethics for industrial design : an ethico-political critique of sustaninability in industrial design,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.