To help manufacturers prepare for the future of product design, PTC has released a new eBook, 10 Expert Insights : The Future of Product Design in the Age of Smart & Connected Devices. Michelle Boucher’s contribution, New Possibilities with IoT, shares her thoughts on the future of product design. In this section, she explains how the Internet of Things will empower product
What I learned this week … came from two recent conversations with manufacturers about their use of social computing to support product innovation, product development, and engineering. I am exploring how companies are using these technologies to improve design and product development collaboration, but also trying to uncover ways they are going beyond collaboration on a specific product or design. Two of my recent conversations touched on the use of wikis and blogs to present information. To be more accurate, these manufacturers are using wikis and blogs to both collect and communicate engineering and product knowledge. Pretty interesting stuff, I think.