From users to outsiders: Shifting the sphere of independent innovation from own practice to external fields

Jorgensen, T. (2017) From users to outsiders: Shifting the sphere of independent innovation from own practice to external fields. In: NORDES 2017 - 7th Nordic Design Research Conference, Oslo, Norway, 15-17 June 2017. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/34488

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This paper concerns doctorial research that investigates how new manufacturing concepts can be developed by individual designers facilitated by an increased diffusion of digital fabrication tools and knowledge resources. The paper reports on a practice-based research study aimed at exploring innovation with a technical focus on the underutilised Reconfigurable Pin Tooling (RPT) concept. The study feature two strands of enquiry; one concerning innovation with glass forming within the researcher’s own creative practice, while another strand investigate how the same tools and development approaches can deliver innovation in the furniture industry – a field outside the researcher’s practice. Both investigations seek to provide new insights into the innovation process delivered by independent designers, and how a shift can be made from undertaking innovation within their own personal practice to delivering innovation in external sectors or industries.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:User innovation, digital fabrication, design, craft
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:34488
Deposited By: Dr T. Jorgensen
Deposited On:16 Jan 2018 12:27
Last Modified:06 Jun 2018 08:15

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