Design, innovation & business
6 June 2006
Much larger impact of extraction, CO2 etc. Ecological impact – each person has 1.8 hectare – currently use 21% over capacity (minimum) and growing. Ecological footprint – of digital technology. Lots of evidence (from Design Council) about benefit and importance of design to SMEs & manufacturing.
Position of design in the product development process is blurring the technology boundaries. Mass customerisation / digital personalisation – putting tools into user reach but with solid design discipline integration. Modular products – what are the products being designed (or is design the product)?
Brain overload. Need to cogitate and follow up later.