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Design Principles for Do-It-Yourself Production

  • Jérémy Bonvoisin
  • Jahnavi Krishna Galla
  • Sharon Prendeville
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 68)

Abstract

The increasing access of people to fabrication capabilities has stimulated the emergence of personal fabrication settings and inspired post-industrial production scenarios. One strategy to support personal production is to increase technology literacy and access for citizens to means of production. Yet, so far, the deliberate design of products so they can be realized by individuals, an activity termed here as “design for do-it-yourself (DIY) production”, has been under-explored in academia. The present article aims to formalize the know-how gained by practitioners who designed products for production in do-it-yourself settings. It provides an original definition of DIY and the formulation of 14 design principles for DIY production to support practice.

Keywords

Distributed production Commons-based peer production Design principles DIY 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jérémy Bonvoisin
    • 1
  • Jahnavi Krishna Galla
    • 1
  • Sharon Prendeville
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair of Industrial Information Technology, Institute for Machine-tools and Factory ManagementTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Design InnovationLoughborough University LondonLondonUK

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