Test and Maintain

Ingetraut Dahlberg focussed on Test and Maintain and Monitor. The past decades have seen an increasing commitment to see these dimensions as part of larger picture whereby the production process becomes a production life cycle, that does not end with the original sale of an object but continues as the object is checked, assessed, repaired and maintained. Partly through systems thinking from ecology, conserving, restoring and sustaining are now becoming integral elements of the larger life-cycle. One consequence is a shift from the infintive to the present participle form: e.g to test > testing.