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Architectures of Control in Consumer Product Design

Daniel Lockton ()

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Abstract: The idea of architectures of control is introduced through examples ranging from urban planning to digital rights management, and the intentions behind their use in consumer products are examined, with reference to case studies of printer cartridges and proposed ‘optimum lifetime products.’ The reactions of the technical community and consumers themselves are also explored, along with some wider implications.

Keywords: design; architectures of control; product design; engineering; technology; digital rights management; DRM; control; poka-yoke; code (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: P Q Z (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2005-12-13
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