In the era of smart, connected, customizable products, the objects we buy should get better over time. How might we design for this? Google's mobile phone Project Ara is one example of a product designed to be modular, customized, and upgraded. Enabling products to change and last is among the best ways to make them more sustainable. Learn how to apply these principles to design future-proof products in Fusion 360 software. Discover how designing for modularity and upgradability dovetails with making products easier to disassemble and repair. Celebrated Fusion 360 software designer Paul Sohi (Denise Schindler prosthetic leg) and sustainable-design maven Dawn Danby (Sustainability Workshop) join forces to bring you this high-energy session. This session features Fusion 360.
- Learn Fusion 360 product design tips from a power user
- Discover how to design more-sustainable connected devices
- Learn design approaches for modularity and upgradability
- Learn straightforward sustainable-design techniques from an expert in the field
Paul is a Product Designer and Fusion360 expert for Autodesk. Having studied architecture and infrastructure planning, he then moved into working for himself, setting up a company that championed 3D printing technologies, working on art installations, music videos, product design, and technical innovations in the 3D printing industry. Now Paul works with other product designers under the Autodesk banner to help startups develop and realize their ideas. Paul specializes in prosthetic design and Open Source hardware design, having created the world’s first 3D printed performance prosthetic to be used at the Rio Paralympics. In his spare time he is pursuing a PhD in additive manufacturing.
Dawn Danby is a sustainable design strategist at Autodesk. Recent work focuses on elevating sustainable practices among Autodesk industry customers, as well as advancing safety and sustainability in additive manufacturing, collaborating with specialists in green chemistry and biomimicry. She supported the 100+ eco-hackers at the POC21 Innovation Camp in France, working to create open source, grassroots responses to climate change in advance of the COP21 global talks in Paris. In 2011, she launched the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, a free resource that has taught millions of students how to tackle resource challenges through design, architecture and engineering practices. <br/><br/>As a designer, Dawn created a tree-covered pedestrian bridge on the US-Canada border, built custom furniture, and worked to advance closed-loop manufacturing strategies. Dawn co-authored the bestselling book Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century. She has taught sustainability to numerous graduate students, given dozens of talks around the world, and was recognized by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. She serves on the board of Catapult Design. Dawn has an industrial design degree from RISD and an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.<br/><br/>Follow Dawn on Twitter @ecoworkshop