Research articles on Innovation

Fooling the user? Modding in the video game industry

Merlin Münch, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
PUBLISHED ON: 19 Jun 2013 DOI: 10.14763/2013.2.139

Over the years, the video game industry has grown into one of the largest, most profitable entertainment industries in the world. Originality and innovation - instead of fueling competition and guaranteeing a diverse market - are regarded by many as risky ventures. Some would even argue that innovation in the industry is not really innovative at

How open hardware drives digital fabrication tools such as the 3D printer

Johan Söderberg, Institut Francilien Recherche Innovation Société (IFRIS)
PUBLISHED ON: 18 Jun 2013 DOI: 10.14763/2013.2.138

According to a row of policy institutes, digital fabrication will become a motor for economic growth and social innovation. The sudden appearance of digital fabrication tools only makes sense when understood against the backdrop of an emerging movement around open hardware development.