15.05.2017 – Innovation for all

Readings:

  • “A Material History of Bits”, Blanchette, Jean-François. 2011. In Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 62:6. 1042-1057.
  • “RepRap – The Replicating Rapid Prototyper”, Jones Rhys, Haufe P., Sells E., Iravani P., Olliver V., Palmer C. and Bowyer, A. 2011. In Robotica, 29.
  • „The Art Of Innovation: Lessons In Creativity From IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm“, Kelley, T. (2001). Crown Business. 23-52.
  • “Cilllia – 3D Printed Micro-Pillar Structures for Surface Texture, Actuation and Sensing”, Ou, Jifei, Dublon, G., Cheng, C., Heibeck, F., Willis, K.D.D. & Ishii, H. 2016. In Proceedings of CHI ‘16.
  • „New Methodologies in Art and Design Research: The Object as Discourse“, Seago, Alex & Dunne, Anthony. 1999. In Design Issues. 15:2. Summer 1999.

Adrienne Bodor – Innovation for all

innovation is a word that is overused! – Summary

to innovate means:
to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas or products.

Adri told us, that an innovation begins with an open eye. First, we must know our subject before we can look for solutions. If we observe people with any gender, age, religion, skin color etc. in their everyday life struggles we might find what we need to build something innovative.

If we take google, for example, we know that they only hire people who excel in their area of expertise. That way, they always have mentors or professors who can teach others, that way they stay innovative.

At Disney, animators and technical employees work together to share knowledge. They know a little bit about the possibilities and difficulties of the work of the other. This ensures a mutual understanding of each other.

To finish Adri told us one last advice:
Innovation is a social process. It does not come from one person, but from a team!

Feedback

  • Great English, but many ah’s
  • Few slides makes it hard to follow

Tobias Dupuch – Innovation for all part II

an innovative presentation – Summary

Adrien Bowyer started a project in 2004 called the RepRap. The idea of it was to build a machine, which is able to reproduce itself. How? It consists of a 3D printer, which can create almost all parts, to build a second, identical part of the printer.

This idea, of course, comes from nature. Every organisms primal goal is to reproduce itself. The only issue with the RepRap is, that he can not produce all of the parts, needed to rebuild one. Just like the red clover and the bumblebee. Just like the RepRap, the red clover is depending on another species in order to reproduce.general public license, so everyone can improve it

The first RepRap was built in 2008, and two and a half years later, 4500 pieces were built.

We may know open source software such as android. This means that the company releases the full code of their software so that everybody can help to improve it.

Open design uses the same technique. The only difference here is that the company delivers the whole three-dimensional plans for the projects.

Feedback:

  • very great and interesting example