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Printing trains.Using technology to bringuser centricity to thephysical world of hobbies.Chris Thorpe@jaggeree
I’ve been on a journey tofall back in love with myhobby.
The essence of hobby.
Fun. Challenging. Passingtime. Social/solitary.Learning/developing.
I also want to feelcherished/listened to/thought about as acustomer.
I’m either bored by themass produced or underserved by the smallproducer.
Some things are tooperfect, others are old andbusted.
Railway modellers havebeen the victims of anarms race betweenmanufacturers and thetrade press.
The only story I can tell isunboxing.
The only story I can tell isfrustration (and burnt/stuck together fingers).
Why care about stories?
Designing for at least two.Matt Locke
Data + Time = StoryMatt Locke
What is the equation for ahobby?
Fun. Challenging. Passingtime. Social/solitary.Learning/developing.
Actual enjoymentExpected enjoyment                     ∝ Satisfaction
Value for moneyClarityQualityChallengeEducation
Finally it looks like wemight be able to haveexactly what we want.
Things are lining up, tomake assembling atomseasier and cheaper.
Kickstarter is a futuresmarket for product.Fred WilsonTechCrunch Disrupt 2011
Shapeways:Manufacturing 2.0Albert WengerContinuations.
Before we make 3Dprinting cheap, we haveto make it excellent.Bre PettisVentureBeat 2012
Do not underestimate theadvanced technology ofthe Create and Craftchannel.and the benefit of getting ChickenPox
China is not a long termsolution.
Peak oil.
We’re bringingengineering back.
This makes thingsfaster and brings thingscloser.
User centricity.ChoiceSimplicity/complexityCommunityExplanation/clarity
Choice.What?How big?How complex?When?
Simplicity/complexity.Not too completeNot too hardNot too easyCan be modifiedCan use off the shelf parts
Community.Letting people tell their storiesLetting people submit patchesLetting people choose kits
Explanation/clarity.InstructionsTelling the story of the kitsPhoto diariesMaking the kits “self assemble”
Making a kitFrom measurements and photos
Making a kitWith a laser scanner
Thank youSculpteoShapewaysMakerBotVijay Paul of DotSanBen Bennet of Digital SurveysJulian BirleyAlice TaylorDean VipondDan...
Chris Thorpe@jaggeree
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    1. 1. Printing trains.Using technology to bringuser centricity to thephysical world of hobbies.Chris Thorpe@jaggeree
    2. 2. I’ve been on a journey tofall back in love with myhobby.
    3. 3. The essence of hobby.
    4. 4. Fun. Challenging. Passingtime. Social/solitary.Learning/developing.
    5. 5. I also want to feelcherished/listened to/thought about as acustomer.
    6. 6. I’m either bored by themass produced or underserved by the smallproducer.
    7. 7. Some things are tooperfect, others are old andbusted.
    8. 8. Railway modellers havebeen the victims of anarms race betweenmanufacturers and thetrade press.
    9. 9. The only story I can tell isunboxing.
    10. 10. The only story I can tell isfrustration (and burnt/stuck together fingers).
    11. 11. Why care about stories?
    12. 12. Designing for at least two.Matt Locke
    13. 13. Data + Time = StoryMatt Locke
    14. 14. What is the equation for ahobby?
    15. 15. Fun. Challenging. Passingtime. Social/solitary.Learning/developing.
    16. 16. Actual enjoymentExpected enjoyment ∝ Satisfaction
    17. 17. Value for moneyClarityQualityChallengeEducation
    18. 18. Finally it looks like wemight be able to haveexactly what we want.
    19. 19. Things are lining up, tomake assembling atomseasier and cheaper.
    20. 20. Kickstarter is a futuresmarket for product.Fred WilsonTechCrunch Disrupt 2011
    21. 21. Shapeways:Manufacturing 2.0Albert WengerContinuations.
    22. 22. Before we make 3Dprinting cheap, we haveto make it excellent.Bre PettisVentureBeat 2012
    23. 23. Do not underestimate theadvanced technology ofthe Create and Craftchannel.and the benefit of getting ChickenPox
    24. 24. China is not a long termsolution.
    25. 25. Peak oil.
    26. 26. We’re bringingengineering back.
    27. 27. This makes thingsfaster and brings thingscloser.
    28. 28. User centricity.ChoiceSimplicity/complexityCommunityExplanation/clarity
    29. 29. Choice.What?How big?How complex?When?
    30. 30. Simplicity/complexity.Not too completeNot too hardNot too easyCan be modifiedCan use off the shelf parts
    31. 31. Community.Letting people tell their storiesLetting people submit patchesLetting people choose kits
    32. 32. Explanation/clarity.InstructionsTelling the story of the kitsPhoto diariesMaking the kits “self assemble”
    33. 33. Making a kitFrom measurements and photos
    34. 34. Making a kitWith a laser scanner
    35. 35. Thank youSculpteoShapewaysMakerBotVijay Paul of DotSanBen Bennet of Digital SurveysJulian BirleyAlice TaylorDean VipondDan CrowThe Bala Lake RailwayThe Welsh Slate MuseumKay Thaney
    36. 36. Chris Thorpe@jaggeree

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