The third book of the Distributed Design project is online

This is the third in a series of four books developed within the Distributed Design Platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. Distributed Design allows creatives, designers, makers and innovators to participate in the creation of a new model of production and consumption, in which “bits travel globally, while atoms stay locally”.

The title of the book ‘Viral Design’ is based on Enrico Bassi’s article which can be found in the final chapter (pp 194-199). The name was inspired by the rapid mobilisation of designers and makers during the crisis. As the virus spread, designs of personal protective equipment (PPE) were globally distributed, designed and produced. Hence, the title ‘Viral Design’.

Polifactory had contributed with the article written by Massimo Bianchini, Patrizia Bolzan and Stefano Maffei titled ‘Designing in the Post-Covid Era‘ (pp 24-33) as the opening act of the second chapter of the book.

 Access the digital version of the book at this link