What Can Design Engineers Learn from IKEA?What Can Design Engineers Learn from IKEA?
December 4, 2015
IKEA has become the go-to brand for what are essentially LEGOs for adults -- modular, customizable furniture that's affordable, easy-to-build, and with a name that's impossible to pronounce. There are whole websites devoted to clever tricks to reconfigure IKEA's furniture.
Buried at the core of IKEA is the idea of modular design -- creating products comprised of individual units, or modules, rather than as a whole. When done right, the end result is a product that can be repaired, reused, and re-designed with much less effort.
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