The »Design for manufacturing« course area is not about communicating product design. The connection to practice is the connection to the people factor. In the light of high complexity, problems, challenges and implementations of ideas cannot be managed in short-term linear processes. The long view and holistic concepts are what is needed.
Networked systems cannot be defined simply through their x-y-z coordinates, rather they operate and function spherically: similar to spots on a sphere, they all lie on the same surface, while some may be diametrically opposite each other. The categorical separation of »either-or« lies diametrically opposite to a »both-and«.