In iBUS, designers, fan-artists and home-based designers can link to the manufacturer, assisting with providing design templates and working with known branded products, thus leveraging the brand’s popularity. They will be able to experiment online with 3D tools and print the product in‐store as well as using the information on Market Opportunity module to prioritise their new product template designs. They will easily create a ‘Shop Front’ on the iBUS eCommerce platform. IPs and value sharing methodologies will be considered.
Designers can customise existing designs (parametric design principles) or test new design concepts and home‐based designers are added to the network local designers can develop the product concept, assisted with augmented reality, which are then built in their presence on small scale 3D printing equipment in the store.
From this perspective, designers will enhance their business through an easy to use platform that will allow them to customise toys considering all the set criteria (shapes, safety, materials and processes).
The main values they will find in iBUS will be:
- They do not need to learn another system, as simplicity/ easiness of use is one of the design platform’s premises
- The level of customisation is adaptable to their requirements: minor, parametric or freeform
- The historic given by the platform will allow them to create and sell designs that exactly fits the consumers’ requirements
- Safety issues will be considered in the parametric design
- Much of the premises such as manufacturing or safety limitations will be automatically deployed in the design platform
Networks between designers aka ‘makers will also be set up in iBUS. As a contemporary culture, the maker one is predominantly technology-based. It stresses new and unique applications of technologies, and encourages invention and prototyping. Therefore, this collaboration strongly surges and is focused on using and learning practical skills and applying them creatively. Contact us and subscribe to our SIG contact list if interested.
Accordingly, iBUS will allow Home-based designers to easily customise their aimed toy products with no concerns on materials, process and/or safety and become nearer the ‘maker’ culture.