250 pages | 140 Color Illus.
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:
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 form.bar 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