Posted on September 8, 2010 by ptroxler
To be successful, e.g. in business, it’s often needed to go beyond what’s typically believed to be the normal way of doing things, to be creative when applying rules. This is not different for making Fab Labs a success. In a recent paper, I explore two sets of rules: intellectual property protection and common fab lab operating practices. Applied traditionally, both sets of rules limit the potential of a Fab Lab. By creatively bending those rules, a Fab Lab can position itself.
Bending the Rules: The Fab Lab Innovation Ecology, paper presented at the 11th International CINet Conference, 5-7 September, Zurich, Switzerland [pdf, 1.4 MB]