Exploring Design Space Through Remixing
Collective Intelligence, 2015
5 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2015 Last revised: 14 Dec 2015
Date Written: June 4, 2015
Open innovation communities promote collective intelligence by providing members platforms to design and create user-generated content. Among these communities, many have incorporated a system to encourage users to modify each other’s work in a process called remixing. Remixing continues to evolve in open innovation communities including Github, Scratch, Thingiverse, and ccMixer. Remixing in online communities relies on a small number of technical features, and understanding the way these features are used may help us design more productive online communities. Remixing can be thought of as a form of product evolution: Together a community explores a design space of possibilities, starting from the many designs already created.
Keywords: Remixing, Collective Intelligence, Open Innovation
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