Architectures of Control in Consumer Product Design
AbstractThe 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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Date of creation: 13 Dec 2005
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design; architectures of control; product design; engineering; technology; digital rights management; DRM; control; poka-yoke; code;
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