An interesting contest launched for Maker Faire Rome 2016 gives even more perspective to evaluate the future of DiDIY in healthcare, and also some insights for our Organization and Work research package.
Digitally enabled Do-it-Yourself equipment, therapies and other healthcare procedures are becoming more and more common. Let's look at just a few, very recent examples first, and then at the questions they pose for our research.
As you may already know, we are also studying the deep impacts that DiDIY (Digital DIY) has on organization and work, for the reasons explained in our Factsheet on this topic. Here is one more real world example of what we mean, and one more case study for our research:
In the workplace, the impact of Digital DIY is widespread across all sectors of the economy, and scarcely related to the skills of individuals. This means that Digital DIY has the potential to reshape work, and its organization, both for individuals and for companies of all sizes.
What role do makerspaces play in China? How do they relate to the vast making ecosystem of Shenzhen, China’s famous manufacturing city? Why does China need makerspaces at all when making is a ‘national specialism’ and so embedded in both the culture and economy? These were among questions considered at a salon titled ‘On Design and Making in China’ held at the ICA, in London, on 22.4.16
Luca Mari, coordinator of DiDIY project attends the International conference “IoTnow Everything but hype” (during the Milan Disruptive week) where he talks in the session “Overview of IoT key issues, opportunities and threats”: