From renowned design and innovation firm IDEO comes a photographic primer for looking at the world through the eyes of an engineer. An insightful meditation on how ordinary objects and environments behave over time—from humble streetlights to tread-worn floors—Everyday Engineering invites us all to open our eyes—and minds—to the daily wonders of the built world.

Author Andrew Burroughs has been a consulting design engineer at IDEO for 15 years. He nurtures a passion for the unusual and the overlooked.