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PHD THESIS – introduction & summary

Cooperative design knowledge.
Creative actions overlook sharing practice.

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This doctoral program researched the issues of knowledge production and sharing within design communities.
Starting from the exploration of the local and contextual environment of tools and resources that are usually considered as design knowledge, it suggests a possible cross-field between the field of design knowledge management and the knowledge production practices that typify the cooperation within networks.

[Research context]
This cross-field bases on the increasing presence and significance of the digital knowledge within the wide context of knowledge systems. Internet is considered as a world of fresh inspiration for cooperation and sharing, that offers to contemporary practitioners technology patterns useful to the (digital) knowledge management, and also suggests the existence of a culture that has cognitive and social relevance in the topic of knowledge as public and commons undertaking. In fact the idea of network unveils new and effective organizational, social and productive models, and reveals latent and primary questions for our society: the extension, the meaning, the rules and the features of our own digital nature, which existence is widely recognized (chapter 1).
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Le comunità del Free Software come organizzazioni complesse.Il ruolo del design verso una cultura Open Knowledge

Questo paper è stato presentato alla Conferenza Nazionale Software Libero, Cosenza, nel maggio 2007

Le comunità del Free Software come organizzazioni complesse. Il ruolo del design verso una cultura Open Knowledge

get the full text proceeding (italian) | by Francesca Valsecchi, Massimo Menichinelli

abstract

L’esperienza del Free Software ha esplicitato nuovi modelli organizzativi basati sull’idea di comunità e sulle pratiche della condivisione e del fare comune. La diffusione di strumenti informatici e di forme organizzative
comunitarie ha contribuito al crescere della sensibilità che la società e gli individui oggi hanno verso l’idea di rete, come infrastruttura e tecnologia, e di connettività, come attributo di sempre maggiore rilevanza nel proprio agire quotidiano.
L’opportunità di traslare l’esperienza organizzativa del Free Software e interpretarla in altri ambiti sociali e

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