Designing for sharing

Onderdeel van: values

Sharing and open exchange are becoming the new social and economic fabric of society. They increasingly inform new models for business, governance, and overall social interaction.

In recent years, we have seen an enormous growth of initiatives that are designed around sharing and that are enabled by the capabilities of mobile-based communications, the web, and social networks. How might we design to encourage more sharing and open exchange? What would happen if shareability would be taken as a design criterion? How might we bring shareable assets into the design process for products, services, environments, and situations?