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Architectures of Control in Consumer Product Design

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  • Daniel Lockton

    (Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge)

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The idea of architectures of control is introduced through examples ranging from urban planning to digital rights management, and the intentions behind their use in consumer products are examined, with reference to case studies of printer cartridges and proposed ‘optimum lifetime products.’ The reactions of the technical community and consumers themselves are also explored, along with some wider implications.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Others with number 0512009.

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Date of creation: 13 Dec 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0512009

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Keywords: design; architectures of control; product design; engineering; technology; digital rights management; DRM; control; poka-yoke; code;

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