The paper aims to address the potential effects and implications of emerging Open Design schemes on both the professional and teaching practice of Product Design. The paper builds on current research undertaken in social sciences on open social structures and innovative communities (Shah, 2005) and examines qualitative research from a number of new entrepreneurial ventures, industries and product categories who foster Open Design models.
The writing was originally published by Billing, J. & Cordingley, T. in 2011 by Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp.299-312. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 967.157KB).
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