Industry 4.0: Is It the Time for Interaction Design Craftsmanship?

PETRELLI, Daniela (2017). Industry 4.0: Is It the Time for Interaction Design Craftsmanship? In: Design for Next: Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference. The Design Journal: An International Journal for All Aspects of Design (20). Taylor and Francis, 2735-2745.

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The technological innovation of Industry4.0 opens up new possibilities for bespoke and unique designs all rooted in the same technology and supported by the same services. Taken together, Cyber-Physical Systems, Cloud Computing and Internet of Things offer a neutral platform for the creation of hybrid digital physical objects. The economy of scale is reached by sharing the same technology across different projects and potentially very different domains. This vision is illustrated by the work done in the meSch project and its platform for the production of novel interactive experiences in museums. Six installations designed by recombining the same electronic components and the same services are used as a case study. They show how the meSch platform is aligned with Industry4.0 principles of enabling dynamic composition, supporting distributed production, and monitoring use for service improvement. As a platform it supports single-piece production and empowers designers to create bespoke solutions with the same technological core.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Art and Design
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Page Range: 2735-2745
Depositing User: Daniela Petrelli
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:51

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