Open Design, Inclusivity and the Intersections of Making

David Green, David Kirk

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS '18 Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationHong Kong, China — June 09 - 13, 2018
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351980
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
EventACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 18) - Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


ConferenceACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 18)
CityHong Kong


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