Open design: How the end of exclusivity will affect the future of design

ATKINSON, Paul (2011). Open design: How the end of exclusivity will affect the future of design. In: Business and Design Lab Seminar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 5 October 2011. (Unpublished)

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We are entering a ‘Post Professional’ era, where Open Design is the norm and attitudes to the notion of the professional designer are called into question. Emerging technologies are enabling the widespread adoption of Post Industrial Manufacturing techniques - an alternative to Mass Production, and in many ways a return to more craft-based production methods. Coupled with easy access to global communications connecting unlimited numbers of participants, Open Design is a disruptive technology which looks set to redress the balance between professional and amateur design and production.

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Depositing User: Paul Atkinson
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 14:47
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 19:00

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