One of the main limitations of 3D printing is its "slowness". Often, though, this is an issue only when one actually needs to manufacture many identical copies of the same object. Still, it is an issue.
(this topic will also be the topic of one of the workshops of our final conference in Milan, June 22nd 2017!)
To help understanding the multifaceted concept of DiDIY it is important to introduce its operational definition (D3.1, par 2.4):
Integrative modelling is a term coined to describe a particular way of simulation modelling, where researchers take data from a wide variety of sources (e.g. interviews with experts, literature reviews, excerpts from statistical databases, or surveys of the public) in order to develop a detailed simulation model. Such a model could be said to "integrate" the available data.
This is one of the roles that will be more affected by the DiDIY phenomenon. Most of the typical union themes are obsolete. For example: physical protection, roles and career definition, training and development plans, alienation, depersonalization stress, repetitiveness of actions, working time, control, collective representation.
Since the content of the professional activity is undergoing radical changes, so the Union Representative role must change. The DiDIY project addresses this issue and attempts to provide guidelines to answer to several questions:
IDEActivity Center of the Design dept. at Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) opens the call for the participation at the second series of ‘Digital DIY inspiring future’ workshop - as part of the Digital Do It Yourself project activities.