Echoing joseph Beuys, IKEA once campaigned that ‘everybody is a designer’, celebrating their consumers armoured with an Allen key. Today, besides software, people hack politics, the military, cuisine, DNA, BarbieTM and also design. Hacking design not only results in many new products that are copied instantly, but is also an interesting driver for innovation, as is clear from the hacks that were shown at the exhibition Platform21 = Hacking IKEA, but also reminiscent of the ‘phone phreaking’ streak that inspired Steve Wozniac and Steve jobs to start Apple.
hacking design contents in Open Design Now:
OHANDA Open Source Hardware and Design Alliance Jürgen Neumann OHANDA is an initiative to foster sustainable copyleft-style sharing of open hardware and design. Since its emergence from the GOSH!-Grounding Open Source Hardware summit at the Banff Centre in July 2009, one of … Continue reading
IKEA HACKERS: THE LAMPAN Opportunities for ‘New’ Designers Bring Challenges for ‘Old’ Designers Daniel Saakes At the beginning of the 20th century, when standardization successfully separated design from manufacturing, a new profession emerged: the industrial designer. Industrial designers cater to … Continue reading
The roles of the designer, the client (or producer, or manufacturer) and the user are being shaken up in industrial practices that have, until now, been oriented mainly towards mass production. Stappers and his colleagues illustrate the contemporary occurrence of … Continue reading
This portrait of open designer Ronen Kadushin reveals his vision of ‘opening’ industrial design and putting the designer firmly back in the centre of the design process. It tells of successful examples of Ronen’s design practice – the Hack Chair, … Continue reading
Investigating the roots of open design and identifying its resulting technological, economical and societal changes, Atkinson contemplates the vast consequences this development will have for the design profession and the distribution of design. Paul Atkinson The concepts of open design … Continue reading
Echoing Joseph Beuys, IKEA once campaigned that ‘everybody is a designer’, celebrating their consumers armoured with an Allen key. Today, besides software, people hack politics, the military, cuisine, DNA, BarbieTM and also design. Hacking design not only results in many … Continue reading