The Design for Manufacturing field of study is not about teaching product design. The reference to practice is the reference to the human factor. In consideration of high complexity, problems, tasks and implementation of ideas cannot be managed in short-term linear processes. A long-term perspective and holistic concepts are required. The signs of the times point to integration.

Networked systems are not defined by x-y-z coordinates alone, they act and function spherically: Similar to points on a sphere, they enter into relationships in the surface, but they are also diametrically opposed to each other. The categorical separation into “either-or” is contrasted with a “both-as well”.

The professorship is currently vacant and will be denominated and filled through an appointment process.