Research

Designing for the Inventive Economy: Economy + Co-Creation


At our Aedes – Designing for the Inventive Economy conference this week we raised 3 questions around the intersections of Economy and Co-creation.  We are asking that our invited participants and others in the community comment below to continue the conversation:

Economy + Co-creation:

Players - Who is in your co-creative community?

Structure + Process - What is the most viable collaboration model?

Value - What values are generated through co-creation?

Posted by: UNStudio / Rob Henderson

Economy + Co-creation session introduced by Jan Schellhof (IOP) and Rob Henderson (Knowledge Platform Coordinator)

Contributions

the next project

It feels sometimes as though we are in an era of gratuitous innovation, or at least a gratuitous number of attempts and conversations about innovation. Not an all together bad thing, mind you. But we need a filter, both for the partners that we work with and the ideas and objects that come out of the 'laboratory'. That would be in order to co-create in the most effective way and not use others in society as guinea pigs living in and working with prototypes. Then we will begin to do work that can make a positive effect on society. Ben speaks of it as 'trained judgement'; a kind of Bergsonian intuition.
So now we are in the process of putting our work out into the open, and are consistently asked, "Why?" To that there is both a quantitative and qualitative answer. As the economy and the building industry shifts, we feel it is necessary to adjust our course and investigate other business models. This platform is the beginning of that turn to ways of connecting with partners for deeper and precise long-term relationships. But that's not the only reason, or even the primary one. We still want to be able to work in ways that we are passionate about. One of the filters of the partners mentioned above should be one of desire. You want people on your team who are passionate about what they are doing. A group of passionate, conscious people working toward one goal has the greatest possibility of a positive effect, both for themselves and for society.

Rob Henderson

Contributed by
Rob Henderson
26/06/2013
11:04

Curating a strong co-creation team

Based on the manifold experience on our table we have sketched on the blue print for a successful co – creation team:

The Synergy Model for Co-Creation
Is a team of experts with complementary skills driven by a common interest.
A precise definition of all sub questions and aspects ensures that all team members know their role in the collaboration. The model provides a platform and allows co-authorship which ensures a long term engagement.

An awesome example of a successful co-creation process was the magazine that Andreas Gebhard from new thinking presented.

http://newthinking.de/magazin-sprint/

Jan Schellhoff

Contributed by
Jan Schellhoff
27/06/2013
16:49

the 'collaborative'

The words and the ideas that are recently filling my mind bring about a sense of scale as we reflect on the inventiveness of the new economy. It is the sense of scale of collaboration given that it is split between the global (the distributed, the Internet of things, etc.) and local (our own intimacy, our own psychology, emotions, etc.). At the human scale of the latter the collaborative necessitates a set of values in order to define the object of interest as sharable, and provide trust to lose our inhibitions towards other collaborators and the ownership of ideas.

Filippo Lodi

Contributed by
Filippo Lodi
30/06/2013
16:54

Downtown Bogota//My Ideal City as great example

Did anyone have a chance to see the presentation last week or exhibition at AEDES/ANCB on “Downtown Bogota//My Ideal City” by Winka Dubbeldam and Rodrigo Nino? That is a great example of using communication technology and social media to solicit design ideas from the community and create a new economic model for development possibilities. They used a bottom-up approach for revitalizing downtown Bogota through crowd-funding to realize huge innovative projects important to the residents and identified by an online creative participatory process. Here are some links:

http://www.miciudadideal.com/en

Contributed by
Tamara Iwaseczko
17/07/2013
16:22

http://www.psfk.com/2013/04/

Contributed by
Tamara Iwaseczko

re: next aedes exhibition

I didn't have a chance to see the exhibition, myself, but the research and production looks fascinating.

Rob Henderson

Contributed by
Rob Henderson
18/07/2013
11:01