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From Design for One to Open-ended Design. Experiments on understanding how to open-up contextual design solutions.

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Online platforms (i.e. Instructables) often provide design solutions developed locally for one specific person’s needs. The goal of the research is to understand how existing specific projects, created to be for one person, can be translated into open design solutions that facilitate spontaneous re-appropriation in a variety of new contexts. By observing and interviewing 36 teams of students within a living lab project where occupational therapists and designers co-design personal assistive devices with and for disabled clients, we explored how the relevant design information can be meaningfully reorganised to create open design. We focused on the designers’ choices of concrete attributes with a high impact on the end-result. We suggest a model wherein these attributes are listed and categorised as: Undefined, Defined-Fixed, Contextual, balancing openness and over- design. The research led to a new definition that distinguishes "Open-ended Design" from "Open Design".
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Open Design, Open-ended Design, Re-appropriation, Imperfection, Product Design

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Ostuzzi, Francesca, Lieven De Couvreur, Jan Detand, et al. “From Design for One to Open-ended Design. Experiments on Understanding How to Open-up Contextual Design Solutions.” Design for Next. Roma, 2017. Print.
APA
Ostuzzi, F., De Couvreur, L., Detand, J., & Saldien, J. (2017). From Design for One to Open-ended Design. Experiments on understanding how to open-up contextual design solutions. Design for Next. Presented at the Design for Next, Roma.
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Ostuzzi, Francesca, Lieven De Couvreur, Jan Detand, and Jelle Saldien. 2017. “From Design for One to Open-ended Design. Experiments on Understanding How to Open-up Contextual Design Solutions.” In Design for Next. Roma.
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Ostuzzi, Francesca, Lieven De Couvreur, Jan Detand, and Jelle Saldien. 2017. “From Design for One to Open-ended Design. Experiments on Understanding How to Open-up Contextual Design Solutions.” In Design for Next. Roma.
Vancouver
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Ostuzzi F, De Couvreur L, Detand J, Saldien J. From Design for One to Open-ended Design. Experiments on understanding how to open-up contextual design solutions. Design for Next. Roma; 2017.
IEEE
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F. Ostuzzi, L. De Couvreur, J. Detand, and J. Saldien, “From Design for One to Open-ended Design. Experiments on understanding how to open-up contextual design solutions.,” in Design for Next, Roma, 2017.
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  abstract     = {Online platforms (i.e. Instructables) often provide design solutions developed locally for one specific person’s needs. The goal of the research is to understand how existing specific projects, created to be for one person, can be translated into open design solutions that facilitate spontaneous re-appropriation in a variety of new contexts. By observing and interviewing 36 teams of students within a living lab project where occupational therapists and designers co-design personal assistive devices with and for disabled clients, we explored how the relevant design information can be meaningfully reorganised to create open design. We focused on the designers’ choices of concrete attributes with a high impact on the end-result. We suggest a model wherein these attributes are listed and categorised as: Undefined, Defined-Fixed, Contextual, balancing openness and over- design. The research led to a new definition that distinguishes "Open-ended Design" from "Open Design".},
  author       = {Ostuzzi, Francesca and De Couvreur, Lieven and Detand, Jan and Saldien, Jelle},
  booktitle    = {Design for Next},
  keywords     = {Open Design,Open-ended Design,Re-appropriation,Imperfection,Product Design},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Roma},
  title        = {From Design for One to Open-ended Design. Experiments on understanding how to open-up contextual design solutions.},
  year         = {2017},
}