Conitnuing our little mini series on year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar's agenda, it's all about user design and making, and the tools to be successful at it:
Session 4: December 4th, 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Making, Open Hardware, User Entrepreneurship
Designing and making is no longer only done by experts with years of training.
Many of the digital design tools that were once available to professionals are now in the hands of consumers. Desktop 3D printers are popping up everywhere, sophisticated design software is freely available online, and the boundary between physical and digital is quickly blurring.
What is being made by these non-experts? How are they designing and making it? What new design processes are we finding with such easily accessible design tools? From the bottom up – including start-ups, DIY fabricators and at-home designers; and from the top down – software behemoths and construction giants, we are seeing dramatic transformations in design technologies and platforms that enable mass customized products like never before.
For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!