Collaboratories for Design Innovation

  • Published 2003


How can the collective intelligence of distributed individuals be utilized towards cooperative research and design of product innovations for sustainable development? While distributed online peer-production has been effective for lightweight forms of information gathering and technically savvy developers of open source software have managed to form distributed but “socially closelyknit” communities, there are many challenges in distributed cooperation for knowledge-intensive design innovation across social and institutional boundaries. What is the role of collaboration tools and platforms for distributed peer-production among global communities in knowledgeintensive domains? How should such platforms support knowledge exchange, production, peer review as well as facilitate social awareness and communities of practice?

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@inproceedings{2003CollaboratoriesFD, title={Collaboratories for Design Innovation}, author={}, year={2003} }