Donal Reddington on mass customization, crowdsourcing and digital manufacturing

Archive for September, 2006

OfficeMax Sets Up ‘Creation Stations’ in Stores

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

US office supplies company OfficeMax is offering a new line of customized back-to-school supplies. The company says it is “responding to the Gen Y ‘Customization Generation’”. OfficeMax locations throughout the U.S. now include a “Creation Station”, where students can create their own customized notebooks. The “Creation Station” is stocked with a variety of notebook covers [...]

FLEXA to debut new modular accessories for children’s bedrooms

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

FLEXA, a Danish company that specialises in modular children’s bed systems, will debut a range of painted accessories, at the September ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, USA, and at the October High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina. The range includes ladder railings, storage cubes, table legs, dresser fronts, and new customizable armoires and [...]

A Journalist Tries out MyShape and Zafu

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

Allison Kaplan, a journalist writing for the Pioneer Press in Minnesota, USA, has written about her experiences with customized clothing websites. She tried out MyShape, which has registered 15000 members but is not selling clothes as yet, and Zafu.com, which was recently reviewed on Frank Piller’s website. Her experiences of Zafu in particular were positive, [...]

Blogroll now on Bloglines

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

I previously wrote about the MadeForOne.com blogroll, and how readers could view the blogroll list on the Share Your OPML site. Since then, I’ve looked again at the Bloglines site, and have found that it allows public blogrolls to be downloaded as OPML files, something which was unavailable on Share Your OPML. Therefore I’ve added [...]

Mass Customization Events Calendar

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

I’ve added a Mass Customization and Personalization Events calendar to this site, using Google calendar.  I’ll add details of any conference or other event that is likely to be of interest to readers.  The Mass Customization and Personalization Events calendar can be viewed from the site homepage. I’m slowly re-designing the homepage to act as [...]