Open Design, Inclusivity and the Intersections of Making

Green, David and Kirk, David (2018) Open Design, Inclusivity and the Intersections of Making. In: DIS '18 Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Hong Kong, China — June 09 - 13, 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, pp. 173-186. ISBN 9781450351980

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This paper presents insights from an ethnographic study with a diverse population of makers in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. By engaging individuals, groups and communities who 'make' in different contexts, we reveal under-explored perspectives on 'making' and highlight points of intersection between different kinds of making across the city. We reflect on the dynamics of these intersections and connect our observations to emerging discourses around 'open design'. In doing so, we argue for a renewed focus on 'inclusivity' and highlight a need for new infrastructure to support iterative, collaborative making within -- and across -- interconnected networks of makers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Making; Makers; Open Design; Diversity; Inclusivity; Ethnography; Documentary; Participatory Action Research;
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 13:45
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 11:51

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