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Talk given at Made North in Liverpool on February 21st 2012. ...

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Make little, Make often: ideas for the future of UK manufacturing Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Make little,Make often.Ideas for the future of UK manufacturingAlexandra Deschamps-Sonsinoalex@designswarm.com@iotwatch
  • 2. The nostalgia of making. Gustave Caillebotte
  • 3. The nostalgia of industrialisation? Photo by Lewis Hine
  • 4. Making isa.  The act of one that makes.b. The process of coming into beingc.  The means of gaining success or realizing potentiald. The abilities or qualities needed for development.
  • 5. The realities of making now. Photo by Matt Biddulph
  • 6. For half of makers (50%), craft was a secondcareer.88% of makers are sole traders.
  • 7. Net profits remain modest and a significantminority of makers feel they lack the generalbusiness skills they need to grow, especially inmarketing.Craft sales remain locally focused, with limitedexports.
  • 8. Makers reported moderate declines in their mainselling channels, especially gallery and exhibitionssales, and a shift towards online sales, though thesewere still relatively small.Around 30% of makers were selling through theirown website, but only 3% were selling throughsocial media.
  • 9. !"#$%&(
  • 10. The other reality of making now. DOesLiverpool studio
  • 11. Making powered by curiosity.
  • 12. RepRap
  • 13. Makerbots
  • 14. Bre Pettris & Makerbot thing
  • 15. From 1 to 100.(If you don’t want to quit your day job)
  • 16. From 1 to 10 000.(If you want to quit your day jobtomorrow.)
  • 17. There are plenty of opportunitiesfor manufacturing if itaccepts it needs to change.
  • 18. From 1 to 1 000?(If you want to build a sustainablebusiness)
  • 19. FRSTEEA snowman based on your Twitter data.
  • 20. InitionRapid prototyping 0.1miles away.
  • 21. Projects that could be made &funded here.
  • 22. MakielabRapid prototyped dolls based on a virtual world.
  • 23. BubblinoA bubble machine that listens to Twitter.
  • 24. MollyA little robot that gives you sweets when you RT.
  • 25. Little PrinterA little…printer.
  • 26. BakertweetLets bakers tell the web what they’ve just baked.
  • 27. Good Night LampFamily of connected lamps.
  • 28. Making in the UK should meana.  Helping businesses digitise their servicesb. Helping businesses sell onlinec.  Encouraging local platforms (Folksy)d. Using the UK as a step to Chinae. Enable new makers to meet manufacturers
  • 29. Making in the UK should meanf.  We need to rethink academia / training for makers.g.  We need to leverage our creative industriesj.  We need to rethink how we engage with digital products & platforms.
  • 30. Thank youAlexandra Deschamps-Sonsinoalex@designswarm.com@iotwatch