84911 Advanced Manufacturing Technology6cp; 1hpw (interactive lecture, weeks 1–8), 3hpw (design studio)
Requisite(s): 84711 User-centred Design OR 84712 Product Engineering
Since the turn of the century there has been a burgeoning in the development of radically new manufacturing processes and associated digital technologies. These are significant because they provide a shift in paradigm that disrupts established practices. For the designers of the future, changes to the nature of work and the organisation of industry have the potential to impact their role and the relationships they have with the products, consumers and producers. This subject provides students with the opportunity to learn first-hand the potential of new manufacturing technology, and to explore the change to business models, production systems and the design of products; in order to be more effectively prepared for a future in product design.
Autumn session, City campus
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