open design

Being open is part of Mozilla's DNA. It's not just the code, and Mozilla has opened up its design process to its community. In this interview, Art Director Sean Martell discusses why Mozilla went open with the design process and shares the surprising results.
0 comments Posted 20 Oct 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Why and how I set up an open source creative studio.
6 comments Posted 25 Aug 2014 by Duncan McKean Feed
3d printing
Smart composite parts, from carbon fiber to nanocomposites, are transforming our everyday lives. So much so, even the White House is interested. In the first decade of the twentieth century, science advanced material structures and content to a point where, when coupled with technology, we can now... Read more
3 comments Posted 15 Apr 2013 by Abukar Maalin Feed
NPR reports on open source 3D printing
I first encountered 3-D printing in Cory Doctorow's Makers, a science fiction novel set in the wake of economic armageddon. In Doctorow's imagined near-future world, hulking industrial bulwarks are doomed. Malls are deserted. But garages are alight with innovative activity, as heroic,... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Does open design hardware have a place in manufacturing?
Do you remember HeathKit? The company that sold circuit board and resistor kits you could assemble to make your own electronics? Building a HeathKit was no great feat of engineering—it came with a fixed list of parts and the schematic—but it helped you understand how electronics work by letting... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Feb 2012 by Eric Feed
We've talked about open source cars before, but open source tractors? Marcin Jakubowski has helped to open the designs for 50 farm machines, including a design for a tractor that he was able to build in six days at a cost far less that of a manufactured tractor. By creating and sharing blueprints... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Apr 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
This is an old story--two years old, to be specific. But it was new to me when I heard it at LinuxCon, and it was new to a lot of others in the room too. And it was a great story, so I wanted to share it further. In 2008, the Dutch Ministry of Finance held a competition to design a coin that would... Read more
2 comments Posted 2 Sep 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Here at opensource.com, we aspire to take principles the open source software movement has applied to building better software faster and find more uses for them in business, education, government, the law, and generally in our lives.
2 comments Posted 28 Apr 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Where does open design and sustainability meet Tide? The open washing machine project.
0 comments Posted 24 Mar 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Apple and open innovation. The discussion in the comments about Apple's success, despite their non-openness, was pretty interesting. Greg DeKoenigsberg started things off with this salvo:
42 comments Posted 22 Mar 2010 by Chris Grams Feed

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