Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

How Design Will Reinvent Manufacturing

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Picture a world where is a factory instead of a warehouse. Products are made in small quantities, as needed, based on direct input from users to designers and developers. Consumption directly drives product creation, and data informs design. Consumer products are made locally, with local materials and workers, while at the same time using design and engineering talent from anywhere on earth. It simultaneously looks exactly like our world, but is totally different. And it's almost here.


Mike Kuniavsky

Mike is a consultant, designer, researcher, author, and entrepreneur focused on people's relationship to digital technology. I have been involved in a wide variety of technology design and research projects since 1986, when I wrote my high school senior thesis on the effects of computerization on manufacturing middle managers in Detroit. Since then, I've worked with some of the most innovative and dynamic organizations in the world. Mike lives in San Francisco with my wife, Elizabeth.