A Research through Design Framework from the Evaluation of a Meta-Design Platform for Open and Collaborative Design and Making Processes

Menichinelli, M 2019, 'A Research through Design Framework from the Evaluation of a Meta-Design Platform for Open and Collaborative Design and Making Processes', Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 19), vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 21-30.


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Title A Research through Design Framework from the Evaluation of a Meta-Design Platform for Open and Collaborative Design and Making Processes
Author(s) Menichinelli, M
Year 2019
Journal name Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 19)
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 21
End page 30
Total pages 10
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Abstract The democratisation of technologies, knowledge and activities have been changing the world of designers, blurring the boundaries between amateur and professional designers, especially within the connected phenomena of the Maker Movement and Indie Designers. Within this context, how can be collaborative design processes documented, analysed, managed, shared? This article investigates the role of meta-design digital tools for the facilitation of distributed systems of creative agents, formally trained and informal amateurs that collaboratively design and produce artefacts. It documents a research study organised for testing a digital meta-design platform with users and the researcher as meta-designer: the results provide insights for improving the platform but also for building a comprehensive research through design framework that connects meta-design research and practice for exploring the role and nature of meta-design and meta-designers in facilitating collaborative design processes starting from their description with digital ontologies.
Subject Engineering Design Empirical Studies
Digital and Interaction Design
Open Software
Keyword(s) Platform strategies
Research methodologies and methods
Collaborative design
DOI - identifier 10.1017/dsi.2019.5
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2019. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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