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The "Open Design" movement is currently fairly nascent but holds great potential for the future in developing products and physical systems. There are certain barriers to overcome for open design when compared to software development where there are mature and widely used tools available and the duplication and distribution of code cost next to nothing. Creating, testing and modifying physical designs is not quite so straightforward because of the effort and time required to create the physical artifact."
 
The "Open Design" movement is currently fairly nascent but holds great potential for the future in developing products and physical systems. There are certain barriers to overcome for open design when compared to software development where there are mature and widely used tools available and the duplication and distribution of code cost next to nothing. Creating, testing and modifying physical designs is not quite so straightforward because of the effort and time required to create the physical artifact."
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=Examples=
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#[[Open Micromanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Equipment]]
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#[http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/ Whirlwind Wheelchair]
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#[http://www.instructables.com/ Instructables]
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#[http://www.designbreak.org/ Design Break]
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#[http://ronen-kadushin.com/Open_Design.asp Open Design]
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#[http://www.ihpva.org/wiki/index.php/Open_Source_Velomobile_Development_Project Open Source Velomobile]
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#The [http://www.theoscarproject.org/ OSCar]] open source car project
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#[http://www.osgv.org/ OSGV]
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#[http://ronja.twibright.com/ Ronja]
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#[http://www.design21sdn.com/ Design 21]
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The Open Design FAQ is at http://www.engr.uky.edu/psl/omne/OpenDesignFAQ.htm
 
The Open Design FAQ is at http://www.engr.uky.edu/psl/omne/OpenDesignFAQ.htm
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For related concepts, see [[Open Hardware]], [[Open Source Hardware]], [[Open Cores]], [[Open P2P Communities]], [[Open Peer to Peer Design]].
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==Organizations==
  
 
The [[Open Design Foundation]] is at http://www.opendesign.org/
 
The [[Open Design Foundation]] is at http://www.opendesign.org/
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Open Design organisations: [[ThinkCycle]], [[DesignBreak]], [[Open Design Alliance]]
  
  
For related concepts, see [[Open Hardware]], [[Open Source Hardware]], [[Open Cores]].
 
  
Exampe at [[Open Micromanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Equipment]]
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==Texts==
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Massimo Menichinelli's [http://www.openp2pdesign.org/blog/texts-testi-textos/ Italian Master's thesis] is translated serially on the [http://www.openp2pdesign.org Open P2P Design blog].
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'''[http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/meyer.pdf Episodes of Collective Invention]''', by
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Peter B. Meyer, August 2003: An article on several historical examples of what could be called "open design.
  
Open Design organisations: [[ThinkCycle]], [[DesignBreak]], [[Open Design Alliance]]
 
  
'''Episodes of Collective Invention''', at
 
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/meyer.pdf
 
  
(Peter B. Meyer, August 2003) An article on several historical examples of what could be called "open design.
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==Tags==
  
 
The Open Design tag at Delicious, maintained by Sam Rose, at http://del.icio.us/srose/open_design
 
The Open Design tag at Delicious, maintained by Sam Rose, at http://del.icio.us/srose/open_design

Revision as of 07:23, 28 August 2007

From the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_design


"Open Design is a term that applies to the investigation and potential of open source and the collaborative nature of the internet to create physical objects. People apply their skills and time to projects for the common good, perhaps where funding or commercial interest is lacking.


The "Open Design" movement is currently fairly nascent but holds great potential for the future in developing products and physical systems. There are certain barriers to overcome for open design when compared to software development where there are mature and widely used tools available and the duplication and distribution of code cost next to nothing. Creating, testing and modifying physical designs is not quite so straightforward because of the effort and time required to create the physical artifact."

Examples

  1. Open Micromanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Equipment
  2. Whirlwind Wheelchair
  3. Instructables
  4. Design Break
  5. Open Design
  6. Open Source Velomobile
  7. The OSCar] open source car project
  8. OSGV
  9. Ronja
  10. Design 21


More Information

The Open Design FAQ is at http://www.engr.uky.edu/psl/omne/OpenDesignFAQ.htm

For related concepts, see Open Hardware, Open Source Hardware, Open Cores, Open P2P Communities, Open Peer to Peer Design.

Organizations

The Open Design Foundation is at http://www.opendesign.org/

Open Design organisations: ThinkCycle, DesignBreak, Open Design Alliance


Texts

Massimo Menichinelli's Italian Master's thesis is translated serially on the Open P2P Design blog.

Episodes of Collective Invention, by Peter B. Meyer, August 2003: An article on several historical examples of what could be called "open design.


Tags

The Open Design tag at Delicious, maintained by Sam Rose, at http://del.icio.us/srose/open_design