Were ancient community arts not about co-creation? Did farmers co-create by cultivating the commons? Has mass production taken away the mentality to co-create? Did the digital revolution restore the desire for it? Does the restoration of co-creation have the potential to change the world for the better? Do miners co-create, or bankers? Co-creation is a method for people to regain their ability to design their lives, their environments. This book is a testimonial to collaborative approaches: let co-creation expand into as many realms of life as it can.
co-creation contents in Open Design Now:
(Un)Limited Design contest Openness in Vitro Maria Neicu Openness is no longer only seen in the context of open software; it has become a broadly applicable concept, carried by the digital in the analogue world. Design tools are in user’s … Continue reading
Thingiverse How the Internet, Sharing and Digital Fabrication are Enabling a New Wave of Open Source Hardware Zach Smith Thingiverse.com was started on a lazy Saturday afternoon in late October 2008. I was at the local hackerspace, NYC Resistor, with … Continue reading
RepRap The Viability of Open Design Erik de Bruijn The RepRap digital fabrication system can 3D print a large share of its own parts. In fact, it reproduces almost 90% of the really important mechanical parts that convey most knowledge. … Continue reading
Redesign Me Online Co-creation and Co-design Maxim Schram Open design by online communities is becoming more common among companies that had previously been secretive about the products they create. Dutch tea manufacturer Pickwick, for example, used the online design and … Continue reading
Mushon Zer-Aviv describes his efforts to teach open source design as an attempt to investigate why collaborative work combined with individual autonomy has not been common practice in design, as it is in open source software development. He discusses whether … Continue reading
Taking a critical look at current educational models, open design will involve a shift in the relationship between designers and potential users in terms of attitude, skills and approach. Caroline Hummels discusses the consequences of open design for the educational … Continue reading