Delivered in Beta

Delivered in Beta, a wonderful documentary about Open Design & Innovation.

How are social media changing design? What is the value of a prototype? How are work and play merging? Where is design headed in the 21st century? “Delivered in Beta” begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation (twitter hashtag #od10beta). This video was created during the Open Design Workshop at the Betahaus
as part of Social Media Week Berlin 2010. Produced by KS12.

(via @socialmediaweek)

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. “Play is a serious thing.” I love that!

  2. This is so smart. I think as a society we are so stuck in the mentality that everything has to be perfect the moment it is released. I struggled with that immensely. When I started Ukoonto everything always had to be perfect until I realized that the moment of “perfect perfection” :-) will never come, so I had to get over it.

  3. “I can collaborate without necessarily having to agree with people”.
    Hmm.
    Kinda sums up the seriously infectious culture of laziness and the ‘responsibility allergy’ that young ‘creatives’ appear to have developed.
    They don’t have the drive to see something through from start to finish, so they want advice; but they’ll jump ship if they don’t like what they hear.
    They want ten projects on the go, and the freedom to drop any of them at any time.
    Yeah okay, let’s put something out there that doesn’t really work, and isn’t finished. Someone will want to finish it off for us, probably for free, surely? It won’t make us look like fickle, flakey amateurs… will it?
    For god’s sake, these guys need to grow a pair.

    Look back at our contemporary visual & cultural ‘heroes’ and how they worked.
    Kubrick, Saville, Crewdson, Rams, Hadid.
    It was (or is) their way, or the highway.
    Commitment was not so thin on the ground with these people, and
    they aren’t exactly ‘dinosaurs’…

  4. Open Design makes total sense in a connected world, where people have the tools to easily exchange experiences to modify the world as they please. The trick will be to learn how to leave a space “open” in the design for others to contribute/complete it. When we manage that, great things will come. See Arduino or Linux for inspiration.

  5. Really interesting :)

    Check out “The Cult of Done Manifesto” on Behance:
    8.Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.

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