Autodesk's New FUTURE OF MAKING book now available on


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The Autodesk vision is to help people imagine, design, and create a better world. Our customers design, make, and use places, things, and media (TV shows, movies, games). We characterize ourselves as:

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit or follow @autodesk.

So it's no surprise that Autodesk Fellow, Tom Wuject's first Autodesk book was entitled IMAGINE DESIGN CREATE. At Autodesk, one of the challenges that we are helping our customers address is the future of making things. As such, Tom wrote a follow-up book entitled THE FUTURE OF MAKING. I was honored to help him with some of the project management and serve as a proof-reader. I also worked with CEO Emeritus, Carl Bass, on the foreword.

THE FUTURE OF MAKING tells remarkable stories of how emerging technologies are changing how we make things, who makes things, and the very nature of the what we make. The book expands on Autodesk's vision of how the building, manufacturing, and digital story-telling industries are transforming. Filled with beautiful images, infographics, and provocative ideas, it shows how leading designers, architects, manufacturers, and makers are creating better things.

There are those who contend that the internet is making printed books obsolete; however, books are tangible objects that convey substantial points of view. THE FUTURE OF MAKING shares our key themes of Autodesk's future of making things vision in a clear and vivid long-form narrative format. This is something that you'll want on your coffee table. The book has 3 levels of consumption:

  1. Look at the pictures and get the general idea
  2. Look at pictures and read the "pull quotes" in large type to understand what the pictures represent
  3. Read the actual chapters and become truly informed about the future of making

I was thrilled to get my copy in the mail yesterday. I bought one outside of work to verify that the ordering process works:


It does.

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