Eugene S. Ferguson
Eugene S. Ferguson (1916–2004) was an engineer and historian of technology.
After holding a number of engineering positions in manufacturing he moved into engineering education and then the history of technology. His 1977 paper on visual reasoning is frequently cited. Ferguson later expanded its themes into a book, Engineering and the mind's eye.
Ferguson was a founding member of the Society for the History of Technology and its eleventh president (1977–78). The Society recognised Ferguson's contribution by creating the The Eugene S. Ferguson Prize for Outstanding Reference Work.
- Ferguson, Eugene S. 1977. The Minds Eye: Non-Verbal Thought in Technology. Science 197 (4306):827-836.
- Ferguson, Eugene S. 1992. Engineering and the mind's eye. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Obituary for Eugene Ferguson
Hounshell, David A. 2004. Eugene S. Ferguson, 1916-2004. Technology and Culture 45 (October 2004):911-921.