As I have mentioned before, Autodesk believes that the future of making involves 3 fundamental changes:
- Products themselves will be smarter with enablements via the internet of things.
- Processes will move towards automation via robots and greater efficiency through techniques like additive manufacturing.
- Consumer demand will shift toward bespoke creations instead of generic off-the-shelf goods.
With this in mind, I ordered a custom-made shirt from Original Stitch and have been chronicling my experience:
- The Process of Purchasing Personalized Creations
- My Original Stitch Experience: Unfortunately Zero for Two
- Original Stitch: What should a bespoke customer satisfaction process be?
The Original Stitch shirt didn't fit, so I am repeating the process with a technology-based measuring process from a company called MTailor.
On Monday, December 12, I did get an update from MTailor. Due to the holidays and my less frequent blogging, I am just getting to sharing it now. Here is what it said:
Using the link, I could see that my shirt will arrive close to Christmas.
Recall that another tenant of the Autodesk future of making things is that computers and humans will work more in partnership. This experiment will help see if my iPhone, which is basically a handheld computer, is great at capturing my measurements.
Progress reporting is alive in the lab.