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  • Citizen Science and Open Design: Workshop Findings

Phillips, Robert, Baurley, Sharon and Silve, Sarah, 2014, Journal Article, Citizen Science and Open Design: Workshop Findings Design Issues, 30 (4). pp. 52-66. ISSN 0747-9360

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An inherent link exists between making things and designing things, often relying on skills, knowledge, and tools, and working together to achieve outcomes. Conventional design and manufac- ture to date has been a closed system requiring professional skills. Traditional manufacture has required a significant initial financial investment for “tooling” to produce large volumes of product (i.e., for “mass production”). In contrast, Digital Manufacture (DM) or Rapid Manufacture (RM) is “the ability to manufacture parts of vir- tually any complexity [and] geometry entirely without the need for tooling.” The latter offers lower financial entry-points and the ability to create bespoke products.1 The following article weaves Open design, Digital Manufacture and Citizen Science together present- ing findings from territory exploring workshops with lay users signposting opportunities and perceived detrimental factors.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1162/DESI_a_00296
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 14:21
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 14:21
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1857

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