Luca Mari, coordinator of DiDIY project, explains the project to people from Confindustria attending FORM-IN 2016 at LIUC - Università Cattaneo.
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I recently came across something which is, I believe, a good starting point to speculate (and, of course, research!) about some very specific impacts of Digital DIY (DiDIY) on "consumer rights", and on the retail and manufacturing industries in general.
A week ago I have been invited to a panel at the inauguration of MakerLand: a retail store in a shopping mall in Monza, Italy. This initiative appears rather peculiar considering its main partners: Talent Garden (a 4 years old company managing co-working spaces in Italy and quickly expanding in Europe), and the Italian subsidiary of Auchan (a French international retail group).
The #DiDIY team visited WeMake and OpenDot in Milan.
The DiDIY phenomenon shakes organizational roles by enabling disintermediation of experts. This is a key assumption of the project, and the specific subject of the sub-project (work package) named “DiDIY impact on work and organizations” (work package leader: Aurelio Ravarini, LIUC)
By exploiting the availability and ease of use of Digital Technologies, organizational roles typically dependent on experts (internal or external to the organization) can carry out - autonomously - innovative practices.