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  • Open Design: Contributions, Solutions, Processes and Projects

Tooze, James, Baurley, Sharon, Phillips, Robert, Smith, Paul, Foote, Edwin and Silve, Sarah, 2014, Journal Article, Open Design: Contributions, Solutions, Processes and Projects Design Journal, The 17(4), 17 (4). pp. 538-559. ISSN Print ISSN: 1460-6925 Online ISSN: 1756-3062

Abstract or Description:

Open design is a catchall term for various on- and offline design and making activities. It can be used to describe a type of design process that allows for (is open to) the participation of anybody (novice or professional) in the collaborative development of something. As well as this, it can mean the distribution and unrestricted use of design blueprints and documentation for the use by others. In this paper, the authors highlight various aspects of open and collaborative design and argue for the use of new terms that address what is open and when. A range of design projects and online platforms that have open attributes are then explored, whereby these terms are applied. In terms of design, the focus is specifically on the design of physical things rather than graphical, software or system design.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: The Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme (EP/I032061/1), Horizon Digital Economy Institute
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.2752/175630614X14056185480069
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 14:43
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 14:43
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1864

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