Trajectories of Design for Digital DIY

The current trend of self-production activities is reshaping the role of professional designers in a society where everyone does design. Manzini – one  of the most acknowledged researcher in the design field – investigated this topic in his recent book (2015). At the presentation of the book, the author stressed that designers should improve the capability of people to create their own biographies.

To this end, designers can contribute by designing ‘enabling solutions’, i.e.

What next in 3D technology: from formal design towards descriptive representation

Low bandwidth technologies favoured sparse, formal representations of the real world: from musical notation, to line plans of buildings. With increasing storage and computing power, these will be supplanted by more detailed, "descriptive", representations that are beyond human power to directly produce and understand.