[Discuss] A website to post and work on open design ideas

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 20:02:02 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM, J. Simmons <jrs at mach30.org> wrote:

> You know, this idea also reminds me of some of the crowd sourced idea
> sites like Quirky (http://www.quirky.com/).  Except, I don't think I know
> any of them personally that focus on OSHW licensed projects.
>  -J

Yeah, that's because it's not a new idea, unless there's some twist on
implementation that I'm missing.
how it could be different
why not?
idea stormz

> On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 1:38 PM, Harry Hutton <harryhutton92 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> Interesting video from Steven Johnson here
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NugRZGDbPFU
>> He talks extensively about liquid networks - basically an environment
>> where ideas have sex. To a certain extent, this mailing list is a liquid
>> network.
>> Does anyone know of any good websites where this also occurs?
>> Essentially i'm wondering if there is a place to post some half formed
>> product ideas - in the hopes that others can suggest ideas for them and we
>> can bring the idea forward. Or a place for describing design problems,
>> framing them as challenges - and the community works together to research
>> options and put forward solutions.
>> An example of a design idea which I quickly put together in Photoshop:
>> http://i.imgur.com/JpncjnE.jpg?1
>> Others would then be able to respond, and perhaps project areas could be
>> set up such as hardware sourcing, software writing, industrial design,
>> manufacturing etc.
>> An example of a design problem (which would be formed as a text post):
>> *"When I go jogging I sometimes run through dodgy areas. Would be nice to
>> have some sort of way to call for help if needed - but I don't want to
>> carry my bulky phone in my pocket"*
>> Others could then respond with ideas (which I assume would potentially
>> result in a design idea of some sort of wearable incorporating a panic
>> button. This could then lead to further development.)
>> Hope you are all well,
>> H
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