- Jason Nicholson
- Birmingam Uk
- United Kingdom
Does the rapid development of digital design (RP/SLS/3D printing etc) spell the end to analogue processes and techniques?
The emergence of 'democratic' design opportunities through the use of 3D printing and Selective Laser Sintering has an impact on the more traditional means and methods of creating bespoke products and craft objects. If designs are created purely through 3D software packages does this produce a sterile and soulless objects that lacks the tangible connection with the physical environment?
Complex and otherwise impossible forms can be produced using these emerging technologies but are we seeing the aesthetic driven by software capabilities?
Answers from anyone interested in craft/product design - traditional makers/designers and digital designers would be great - that confirm either a celebration of new design opportunities or question our move into a pure digital design arena.
Analogue vs Digital