Information Services & Use. 2016, Vol. 35 Issue 1/2, p71-75. 5p. 2 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph.
Information technology, Technological innovations, Rapid prototyping, and Business partnerships
To build a platform for (high, sustainable) use, we need to know what will thrill users. Finding the right concoction of technology, functionality and design to delight users takes a thousand decisions, pivots and changes. The JSTOR Labs team has been using Flash Builds -- high-intensity, short-burst, user-driven development efforts -- in order to prototype new ideas and get to a user saying "Wow" in as little as a week. In this paper, a distillation of a presentation I gave at NFAIS 2015, I will describe how we have done this, highlighting the partnerships, skills, tools and content that help us innovate. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management. 2019, Vol. 1, p151-159. 9p.
Technological innovations, Knowledge transfer, Digital technology, Knowledge management, Industrial cooperation, Small business, and Rapid prototyping
For a number of different reasons the cooperation between Digital Innovation Labs (e.g. FabLabs) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is currently not being used to its full extent. This paper reports on the results of an applied research project in Italy and Austria that aims at supervising, stimulating and assisting the cooperation between Labs and SMEs with a number of pilot projects that have been executed on different locations in two countries. It sheds light on the challenges and direct as well as indirect benefits of such a cooperation for all involved partners. The findings of the specific projects are used to derive a generalized Cooperation Model for FabLabs and SME ("CoMod"). This model can be used to provide guidance to other Labs and SMEs to realize the benefits of a collaborative Innovation project. For the Knowledge Management community, the project demonstrates, that the collaboration between Labs and SMEs involves significant amounts of tacit knowledge, which can be made more visible using our model. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology. Oct/Nov2015, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p12-15. 4p.
Libraries, Technological innovations, Rapid prototyping, 3-D printers, and Community development
EDITOR'S SUMMARY Makerspaces are environments where crafters and techies can come together to create, share and learn. Many libraries support the maker movement by providing access to a variety of technologies from sewing machines and looms to recording equipment and production tools, an expansion of services that is in line with promoting literacy, community and lifelong learning. About one third of makerspaces charged a fee or required membership in 2013, though some, including libraries and museums, are supported by major funding agencies. Digital fabrication technology or 3D printers are increasingly available through library-based makerspaces and extend opportunities for STEM education, but libraries face challenges from high initial and ongoing costs, user training and even encouraging users in 3D thinking and design. 3D printers can be a powerful stimulus for creativity, learning and sharing, even promoting jobs and community development. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Technological innovations, Rapid prototyping, Job analysis, Meetings, and Work design
The article discusses how RepoCamp works in meetings and discussions. It states that RepoCamp is an event designed for unstructured, rapid prototyping face-to-face gathering to speed up innovation. It notes that instead of spending time in meetings discussing and planning how to implement technology, RepoCamp quickly explains idea and write the code together in an open environment.