Ghosts of the Profession:::

Open Design and Post Industrial Manufacturing

Atkinson, P, 'Ghosts of the Profession: Open Design and Post Industrial Manufacturing', in Trautenberger, G (Ed.) Open Design, Creative Industries Styria, 2010, pp 18,20   ISBN 978-3-902748-03-4

This book section describes the impact of changes to the design profession stemming from the adoption of Open Design principles and the latest direct digital manufacturing techniques.

Since the onset of the Industrial Revolution the design of products has become divorced from its manufacture and a heavily regulated system of production, distribution and consumption been put in place. With the advent of Open Design, this is all set to change.

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