Design 2.0

January 2010

New tools, new consumers, new designers?

One of the Eindhoven Academy’s graduates to catch the eye at last year’s Dutch Design Week (DDW), Tal Erez’s MA thesis ‘Socialism: Looking Forward, Design for a New Consumer’, examines the role of design and designers as a new active consumer converges with the potential of a home factory, in a 3D-printer shaped revolution that is driven by the social effects of the Internet.
The end of retail, an abandoned IKEA building, found on Flickr, 2020, © by McAzi
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