Closing in on Open Design

Cruickshank, Leon and Atkinson, Paul (2014) Closing in on Open Design. The Design Journal, 17 (3). pp. 361-377. ISSN 1460-6925

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Open design has become an umbrella term for a wide range of approaches to design and creativity where professional design is challenged. These range from seeing designers as simply irrelevant (in democratized innovation) to an active and creative collaboration between designers and non-designers (co-design) to the dissolution of the distinction between designer and non-designer altogether. While supporting open design in general, we argue that there are important instances where open design approaches may not be appropriate and that there will be a polarization between casual design activity (for cups, T-shirts and so on) and critical designs (medical equipment, very complex systems like mobile phones).

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Design Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700/1704
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 72059
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2015 08:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 07:44

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