The Future of Product Design

How Emerging Technologies Are Disrupting the Product Lifecycle

Publisher: O'Reilly
Released: May 2015

Design and production considerations change throughout any product's lifecycle—from prototype to market introduction, through growth and maturity, and finally into decline—with each stage introducing its own set of challenges. But emerging technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and the IoT are disrupting every stage of this lifecycle as they reinvigorate existing categories and create entirely new ones.

In this report, Jonathan Follett from Involution Studios examines from a designer's perspective the ways emerging technologies are affecting the product lifecycle, and explores various options for companies looking at new ways of approaching product design and development.

Today, not only must companies contend with the difficulties of introducing emerging tech into their product portfolio, they must also negotiate a labyrinth of complex factors, as the product design and development cycle itself is remade by these new technologies as well. This report will help you to understand and navigate this new world of product design.

Jonathan Follett is the Principal of Involution Studios and one of the leaders of the firm's emerging technologies practice. As an experienced design firm, Involution Studios works with clients such as AstraZeneca, 3M, Partners HealthCare, and the Personal Genome Project on cutting-edge connected products. Jonathan's latest book from O'Reilly Media is "Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things".

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