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Ross Stevens, Design Futurist, School of Design, Victoria University in Wellington

Digital Craft

When I started working with 3D printers 15 years ago I thought they would magically produce finished products at the push of a button. Fortunately this wasn't the case so I still have a job and plenty to teach future students.

My presentation will illustrate how the VUW School of design has developed an approach called 'Digital craft' that explores the subtle relationship between the virtual (CAD) and physical world (3D printers). The projects shown will include low cost filament based printing in diverse materials including biopolymer wood and flexible TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane). More advanced examples of dynamic multi-property polyjet printing for the medical and film industries will also be shown and explained

Ross Stevens is an industrial designer, academic and design futurist. He has worked with many of the world's leading designers, including Philippe Starck, and with high end audio brands. He co-founded Design Led Futures - exploring ideas 80 years in the future for major international brands including Nike and Vodafone. He is a senior lecturer at Victoria University School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand.