Paul Bardini – PhD.

This research involves an ongoing investigation that explores the role of open source principles in design practices and innovation. The foundations of this investigation is understanding how open processes and information can assist innovation it he design and development of Internet of Things artifacts which exist within the physical computing arena. Open data, the exchange of free on-line information, is often used in business or statistical mapping. Whether this data relates to the stock exchange, weather, or the latest seismic event, visualisation habitually occurs through a display unit, be that a monitor on a computer or smart phone. Designs and techniques of making are also often shared online, but how is this best done in a ways that promote update, further development and sharing, and lead to systematic processes of design innovation?

The role of open source in building pathways to design innovation