My statement - Mayo
For me Open Design means making design accessible. Everybody is able to execute their design without limitations. This way a product can be personalized, which is important to prevent excessive overproduction and waste. More ‘’designers’’ will think about a product, as a result it will be developed continually. When someone chooses a product he will first look for improvements and then start with making an adapted version. A relation between products and their owners occurs for the owner spent time making it. I think, as a designer focused on the future, it is impossible to ignore Open Design.
If I would have a fablab in my own studio, I would take every opportunity to use it. In this class I have seen that the possibilities are endless. My fablab would be open for everyone because I think it is inspiring and educational to see what other people are doing.
My strategy with Open Design is investigating what people have done before me, so that I wont make the same mistakes. I want my signature to be visible in designs inspired by mine, even though I know that might not be realistic to think. Most probably my designs will be used as a guideline, at least that’s what I would do.