Networked, self-controlling processes are regarded as the hallmark of industry 4.0 - and the opportunity to produce highly individualized products. How does this affect the design process? The concept of Industry 4.0 can only be implemented if suppliers and service providers are integrated into the newly defined processes. This would also affect the design industry. Does industry 4.0 therefore require a changed design process? Does Design 4.0 no longer only know a draft for implementation, but must offer a pool of possibilities that allows for a variety of variations with a harmonious design? How strong will designers have to think in open processes in the future?
A statement by Jürgen Hinderhofer.