Digging a hole in the ground

Niall Hedderman, 2012

The design world is about to undergo its biggest change since the industrial revolution. The advent of domestic manufacturing, such as 3D printing, and the rise of online culture are about to give ordinary people the ability to produce and share sophisticated physical objects on a massive scale.

For only the third time in human history, we may have the opportunity to completely change the way we relate to the design of physical objects. The creative amateur may no longer be limited to making one-off designs for themselves, nor will they be restricted to consuming products designed by others. This will come as a direct challenge to people who believe that only a few precious things are designed and that everything else just gets made.

DIGGING A HOLE IN THE GROUND and other design classics

Author: fred

Frederick van Amstel é um dos fundadores do Instituto Faber-Ludens, editor do blog Usabilidoido e coordenador do Living Lab Corais. Bacharel em Comunicação (UFPR) e Mestre em Tecnologia (UTFPR), Frederick vive na Holanda, onde realiza pesquisa de doutorando sobre Design Participativo (Universidade Twente). Frederick foi jurado dos concursos IF Design Awards e Peixe Grande. Prestou consultoria em Design de Interação para empresas como Electrolux, InfoGlobo, Magazine Luiza, Tramontina e Duty Free Dufry.