Product Configurators: Tools and Strategies for the Personalization of Objects, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Product Configurators

Tools and Strategies for the Personalization of Objects, 1st Edition

Edited by Fabio Schillaci


250 pages | 140 Color Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415790130
pub: 2017-11-23
SAVE ~$12.59
Hardback: 9780415790123
pub: 2017-11-23
SAVE ~$31.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315213576
pub: 2017-11-09
from $31.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


This book provides a source of inspiration and a manual for designers, entrepreneurs and professionals who are looking into the practical application of product configurators. In this growing profession, there is a need for a book which focuses on the configuration process from a design perspective. The book delves into the practical application of configurators using case studies of selected firms that present their most significant works. It offers the reader tips, suggestions, technical details and critical issues which need to be considered, from experienced actors and pioneers worldwide, which include:

  • Unfold, Belgium
  • In-flexions, France
  • Nervous System, USA
  • Okinlab, Germany
  • SkimLab, France
  • Twikit, Belgium
  • INDG, The Netherlands
  • ZeroLight, United Kingdom
  • 3Dimerce, The Netherlands
  • 3DSource, USA
  • Bagaar, Belgium
  • MyCustomizer, Canada
  • Combeenation, Austria

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Context 1. Strategic foundations and capabilities of mass customization Frank T. Piller and Ning Wang 2.The evolutionary process of product configurators and characteristics of configurable products Paul Blažek 3. The role of representation and technology in product configuration Fabrizio Avella and Saverio Albano 4. Digital ArtsandCrafts: Encouraging mass customization as a relational model of production Fabio Schillaci Part 2: The gallery: From conceptual to commercial applications 5. UnfoldL’Artisan Electronique 6. In-Flexions Vase#44 series and KiLight 7. Nervous System Kinematics 8. Okinlab 9. SkimLab Jweel, online personalized jewelry 10. Twikit Mr. Maria Night Lamp Configurator 11. INDG Amikasa 3D Room Designer 12. ZeroLight Pagani Huayra 13. 3DiMerce Leolux Creator 14. 3DSource Elkay configurator 15. Bagaar BekaertDeslee configurator 16. MyCustomizer SUUNTO configurator 17. Combeenation SaaS Configurator Management System Part 3: Behind the scenes 18. How we built a configurator Reyk Buchenberg Contributors Index Bibliography

About the Editor

Fabio Schillaci works as an architect in Berlin (Germany) and has been internationally awarded for his work on digital design and visualization. For his research as well as numerous individual projects, he has dealt intensively with the topic of digital technology application to mass customization, personalization and product configuration.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Decoration & Ornament
ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / Lighting
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
DESIGN / General
DESIGN / Fashion
DESIGN / Furniture
DESIGN / Industrial
DESIGN / Interior Decorating
DESIGN / Product