Silvia Lindtner discusses Chinese manufacturers' role in hardware innovation

Silvia Lindtner Assistant Professor, School of Information

Silvia Lindtner

Assistant Professor, School of Information

This Chinese City Is Becoming The Silicon Valley Of Hardware

by Matt Sheehan, The Huffington Post, November 6, 2014

‘There’s this predominant idea in the West that things are created somewhere in a glossy, fancy design studio in Silicon Valley, and then the designs are shipped over and it’s just executed in China,’ said Silvia Lindtner, a professor at the University of Michigan who researches the intersection of manufacturing and maker culture in China. ‘A lot of redesigning and collaborative design processes happen with the manufacturer, happen on the factory floor.’