Creativity and Art

Creativity is widely seen as a core ability for the transformation of both businesses and society as a whole. Digital DIY, building on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement, may stimulate and support creativity of both professional producers and everyday citizens, bringing changes not simply to “how we make things” but, eventually, also to “how we do things”, in society. A more detailed description of how we approach the opportunities of DiDIY for a more creative society is in a separate page. The coordinator of the DiDIY Work Package on Creative Society is Prof. David Gauntlett (UoW).

The DiDIY project has studied how creative society is being impacted by DiDIY, looking at many case studies of innovative creative projects, as well as conducting extensive workshops with makers to discover why making matters.

To understand DiDIY and creativity, the potential social impact of DiDIY and for information about many new initiatives such as makerspaces and online ‘platforms for creativity’ we suggest you look at the following studies, proposals and other resources by the DiDIY Project, listed here from the least to the most complex:

FACTS SHEET(s) on: Impact of DiDIY on Creative Society

DiDIY VOCABULARY KEYWORDS: Do It Yourself-er, DIYer, maker, DiDIY mindset, Maker culture, Maker ethos, Makerspace, hackerspace

VIDEOs: Creative Society Video series:

The parts of the DiDIY Guidance Manual about:

Examples from the DiDIY POLICY PATTERNS wiki:

DiDIY Project Official Deliverables:


DiDIY and Creativity, (p125- 135).