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Framing open design through theoretical concepts and practical applications: a systematic literature review

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Show simple item record Bakırlıoğlu, Yekta Kohtala, Cindy 2019-03-19T16:15:45Z 2019-03-19T16:15:45Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study reports on the results of a systematic literature review on ‘open design’ in academic fields including and beyond design and HCI. The review investigates how studies are framed as open design and open-source design (including ‘open hardware’): how researchers contribute to conceptual theorizing about open design or study its practical operationalization, in do-it-yourself ‘making,’ manufacturing and practices in-between these domains. Most of the papers reviewed were empirical studies from diverse fields. Open design was analyzed not only as contributions and solutions, but also as open-to-participate processes, openly shared processes, and open, closed, and modular (open and closed) outcomes. Various research fields presented an open design framing as an alternative to the status quo: new ways to do business and/or to foster socio-environmental sustainability. On the manufacturing side, open design was sought especially to accelerate innovation cycles; on the making side, it was espoused to foster democratization. However, the studies reviewed indicated that companies do not appear to develop much beyond business-as-usual. From the research perspective, the conceptual potential of open design to promote sustainability saw little practical exploration. Additionally, issues around open design community governance and ownership, safety and reliability of open outcomes require further investigation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Computer Interaction; 34, pp. 389–432
dc.subject systematic literature review en_US
dc.subject design en_US
dc.subject HCL en_US
dc.title Framing open design through theoretical concepts and practical applications: a systematic literature review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/07370024.2019.1574225
dc.contributor.sponsor Academy of Finland en_US
dc.relation.projectid 289520 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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