Industry analyst Kenneth Wong sat down with GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum to discuss his new book "The Art of Product Design: Changing how things get made." Read some of the highlights from the insightful chat and be sure to listen to the podcast recording.
Originally posted on DeskEng.com:
Hardi Meybaum, founder and CEO of GrabCAD, now has a new job title. In a few weeks, when his first book The Art of Product Design (Wiley, 2014) goes on sale, he’ll proudly add “author” to his list of professional descriptions.
Most people know him as the man behind the popular 3D content exchange community GrabCAD. Since its birth in 2010, the online portal has grown at a remarkable pace. At last count (today), it houses 374,000 files from more than 1,066,000 members. But Hardi’s journey began in Estonia, a Baltic state that broke free from Soviet Russia in 1991. His brainchild GrabCAD is an immigrant success story for the era of Facebook and iPhone.
Hardi said he was prompted to write The Art of Product Design to “tell the story of how we think the world is going to change.”
According to early press announcements of the book, The Art of Product Design “explains the rise of Open Engineering, a way of breaking down barriers and taking advantage of web-based communities, knowledge, and tools to accelerate the design and manufacturing processes.”