Participatory innovation to develop traditional Indonesian craft industries

Zulaikha, Ellya & Brereton, Margot (2012) Participatory innovation to develop traditional Indonesian craft industries. In Tunstall, Elizabeth & Clausen, Mads (Eds.) 2012 Participatory Innovation Conference Digital Proceedings, Swinburne University, Swinburne Lilydale Conference Centre, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 1-5.

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This paper presents a participatory project involving the traditional glass bead craft industries in rural Java, Indonesia. Their survival is in danger due to tight business competition among themselves and due to shortcomings in existing business mechanisms. The research explores a departure from traditional government assistance programs which seek to train craftspeople with new kinds of technology based skills. Instead, the project explores alternate business mechanisms, ways for traditional craftspeople to get more power in business mechanisms, and ways to develop new design strategies through a collaborative approach. The ultimate goal is to ensure sustainable livelihoods for traditional craft producers and for the traditional craft industry in general. This research also aims to support the economic strength and competitiveness of these industries indirectly by i. Generating knowledge about developing innovation strategies in the traditional craft industry; ii. Providing an alternative advisory program to support the sustainability of the traditional souvenir craft industry; iii. Providing inputs for designers or any institutions who intend to establish collaborative design learning with craft industries. Understanding the situation carefully,including sensitivities such as culture and tensions among people, building self-confidence and trust among craftspeople as well as involving junior designers are keys in pursuing a participatory project in this case.

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ID Code: 48158
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Indonesian craft industry, participation design, alternate business mechanisms, Sustainability of traditional crafts, Interaction design
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Ellya Zulaikh and Margot Brereton.
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Deposited On: 19 Jan 2012 23:00
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 23:01

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