The ‘Social Design Cookbook’ uncovers what it takes to organise successful and sustainable social initiatives. It features comprehensive case studies of a broad international selection of social cooperative formats that have been effective in their local communities and were also successfully replicated in other locations and contexts. By examining an array of such practices, the authors have developed the “Social Design Canvas”, which can be used to analyse and design new forms of social collaboration and cooperation. Edited by Attila Bujdosó, the book includes eighteen case studies: Wikidata, Fab Lab, Subjective Atlas, OpenStreetMap, PechaKucha Night, and more.
The Social Design Cookbook is a colourful selection of replicable collaborative and cooperative formats. It presents 18 widely adopted models and practices of collaborative knowledge production, sharing, collective action and decision making.
It also offers the ’social design canvas’, a design toolkit to aid individual and organisational efforts to understand, analyse, and design new cooperative social processes, which are independent of monetary motivations.
The book showcases international examples of successful, sustainable and replicable formats of social cooperation such as Freesound, Restaurant Day and the Long Night of Museums.
What's in the book?
The book features 18 case studies of a broad, international selection of social cooperative formats that have not only been successful in their local communities but also replicated to other locations and contexts.
The case studies include: Restaurant Day, the one-day food carnival that has spread from Helsinki to cities in over 30 countries; Critical Mass, an urban cycling event reclaiming the streets that has brought 80,000 (!) cyclists to the streets of Budapest; PechaKucha Night, a global network of events for young architects and designers which is now active in more than 1,000 cities worldwide; Fab Lab, a workshop for digital fabrication that has been opened in over 1,000 cities globally; OpenStreetMap, an open source, collaborative digital map project enabling millions of volunteers to contribute to mapping our planet.
In the book we also introduce Social Design Canvas, a novel design tool which can be used to study, analyse and design new forms of social collaboration and cooperation. Social Design Canvas is the social and non-profit equivalent of Business Model Canvas.
366 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English