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Questionnaire for Dissertation

Hello to one and all, I was hoping if all you great makers and crafters out there could help me with my university dissertation about the rise of the maker movement in the last decade. If you could find the time to answer my short questionnaire, www.surveymonkey.com/s/5P2KBB2 this would be most appreciated. Thank you Ben C

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Academic Research on the DiY Community

Hi Everybody:My name is Ben Shultz and I'm a PhD student in Geography at the University of Tennessee (check out my department's page here: http://web.utk.edu/~utkgeog/grads_home.htm). Just wanted to post here one more time to ask you to participate in my short survey for research I'm conducting on DiY communities. It takes less than ten minutes, is completely anonymous, and is for academic research only. Many of you already have participated and really appreciate it! If you haven't yet, below is a little blurb about my study. Link to survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/131093/a9nnwThanks for your time and happy Mother's Day!Overview:In academics we have traditionally viewed innovation and creativity from the perspective of a large corporation. But we have overlooked the incredibly innovative and creative ideas that come out of the DiY community.With its substantial web presence and an ethos based on sharing and repurposing knowledge, the DiY movement changes how and where innovations come about. Rather than protecting innovations or charging for access, the DiY community freely reveals designs from start to finish on the Internet. The non-hierarchical, open manner in which creative media are produced in this setting democratizes the innovation process and opens creative pursuits to a geographically distributed public.As part of my research, I'm conducting a simple web-based survey to get an idea of where makers are (I'm in geography after all!), how they share knowledge, and what influences their creative endeavors.With my dissertation, I plan to reciprocate the DiY ethos and keep my research as open as possible. I am keeping a blog of all my research progress, including write-ups and aggregated results, and inviting anyone interested to use the information. You can check out my blog, DiY Dissertation (http://diydissertation.blogspot.com). I hope to offer you back useful and interesting information on both the research process and the DiY community.

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Academic Research on the DiY Community

Hello! My name is Ben Shultz (bshultz@utk.edu) and I'm a PhD student in Geography at the University of Tennessee. I'm conducting a survey to further our understanding of innovation and creativity in DiY projects. I'm particularly interested in creative inspirations, motivations, and level of participation in DiY projects. Many scholars research innovation and creativity, but overlook the incredible richness and quality of innovation/creativity in DiY communities. I'd like to conduct one of very few academic examinations of the DiY ethos and community.I'd like to invite you to participate in my project by taking a 10-minute survey on the web. The results of this survey are for university research only, and are completely unaffiliated with marketing or other for-profit institutions. All responses are anonymous. Link to survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/131093/a9nnwYou can follow the progress of this research at my blog (diydissertation.blogspot.com) where I will post write-ups and aggregated results. You may freely share any of the information posted there. Feel free to contact me at bshultz@utk.edu if you have any questions.Thank you so much for helping me gather data for my dissertation. I hope to offer you back useful and interesting information on DiY communities once I'm finished.Ben ShultzUniversity of TennesseeDepartment of GeographyLink to survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/131093/a9nnw(Note: Eric Wilhelm has approved this post!)

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PLEASE HELP Dissertation questionnaire on craft projects online and the social community!

Hi can you please complete this questionnaire for my dissertation? It would be a massive help, the subject is about online how to's in terms of craft and the social community and whether or not people prefer this to learning in a classroom. If you could fill out the questionnaire or leave a comment below with your thoughts, that would be amazing. The questionnaire is anonomous! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DHMLSB Also I am designing a dressing table so ladies, if you could complete this short one too that would be amazing! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KPNJ6Y Thankyou for your time =)

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Why you use online how-to's for craft questionnaire for my dissertation

Hi please can you help me by filling out this short questionnaire? They're completly anonomous =) It's for my dissertation, I am looking at online social networking that share tutorials, how to's etc and whether or not people prefer this to learning in a classroom in terms of craft. If you could fill in the questionnaire or leave a comment with your thoughts, I would seriously apprecite it! It's for my dissertation for my degree. Thankyou so much for your time. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DHMLSB I am also needing research so I can make a dressing table so if you want to be even more helpful you can complete this over super short survey! That would be amazing! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KPNJ6Y

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Looking for an iconic Image

Hey, I'm hoping people here will be able to help me. I'm writing my final year design dissertation about making, hacking and modding culture and I'm looking for some really interesting, dynamic images to use.  I'm looking for images that you think sum up the culture of making and hacking. I'm really interested in seeing what people think the essence of the culture is all about. Preferably I'd like them to be your own images and high resolution as I'd love to put them into my dissertation.  thank you very much for any suggestions.

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What do you think about sharing craft tutorials online compared to learning in a classroom?

Hi can you please complete this questionnaire for my dissertation? It would be a massive help, the subject is about online how to's in terms of craft and the social community and whether or not people prefer this to learning in a classroom. If you could fill out the questionnaire or leave a comment below with your thoughts, that would be amazing. The questionnaire is anonomous! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DHMLSB Also I am designing a dressing table so ladies, if you could complete this short one too that would be amazing! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KPNJ6Y Thankyou for your time =)

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questionnaire

Hi everyone, i am currently writing my dissertation on 3D printing technology and would like you all to help fill my questionnaire. will take less than 5 minutes.  thank you.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10xEaoMJXKd3OvriW0_ZEn_icPc1IZ0SDclcZ-qp6Pm4/viewform

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What motivates you to upload online guides/instructable

Hi there, hope you can all help me for my dissertation...I'm looking at motivations to uploading knowledge/online guides for projects on an online social community for free. I have a short survey and if you have uploaded an instructable/project would you please please please take a few minutes to complete it? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DHMLSB Would be such a big help! Thanks very much! Kat

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I NEED THE HELP OF ALL FIDGET TOYS LOVERS :)

Good morning,my name is Benedetta Piazza and I am a master student at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan. I am currently writing my final dissertation about “Consumer Entrepreneurship in the Creation of new Markets: The Case of Fidget Toys”. I am contacting you since I have read that some of you took part in the creation of creative-innovative fidget toys. I would like to submit you a survey in order to get more specific information about your interesting project. I hope not to disturb you and get a feedback from you, this is the link to my survey, it only takes less than 3 minutes, I primise!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xfnj_kqI0R7sItWu5-YTPuzCcefRpUpGhB_9u8DSMyc/edit Best regards, Benedetta Piazza

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What do you think about online how-to's/tutorials and social communities?

Let me know what you think in one sentence, it's for my research for a dissertation ...Or if you want to be even more helpful and you're really bored, complete one of my surveys?, MASSIVE help! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZQNV77R            < If you use online tutorials and the social communities like this (instructables) http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DHMLSB            < If you upload tutorials/how to's onto online communities like this (instructables) I know it seems like I don't care about craft etc like you do, but this project has made me want to do so many projects, I have made a list for when I finish uni and have some time =D Thanks anyway for your help/comments/thoughts/completion of survey!

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Opinions needed! Importance of DIY and amateur culture in design

Hello, I am writing my dissertation on the role of DIY and Amateur design and how/if it challenges the established professional design process. I would really love to have opinions and ideas from amateur designer's and DIYer's ( not amateur in a derogatory sense, but as the design and making process that exist outside out business and industry, for fun or nessessity) included in my essay, as it seems really contradictory and silly to be championing the role of non-professionals but only asking professionals for their input.  I would really like ideas on the motivations behind unpaid design and making, examples of sucsesful/unsucsessful amateur design practice, where you feel your output stands in the wider field of design and society, whether its importance is personal to you or has wider implications, is it about individual expression? helping others through design solutions or simply a fun way to pass the time? is it a challenge to the role of the professional designer? thankyou very much for taking the time to read this, it would be great if you could give me a quick introduction to you and where your coming from along with any opinions, anecdotes etc, just to give it some context, also my tutors don't seem to take well to anonymous quotes. any way, thanks again, hope to hear from you soon!

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Newbie begging for help! Making a PWM LED lamp with 0 experience

Hi there!I'm currently entering my 3rd year of my psychology undergraduate degree and for my dissertation I'm doing research into a study done a few years ago. I'm making a lamp to see if it helps reduce optical distortions in dyslexic readers (super cool!).My problem is that I have 0 experience with anything like this, but I'm very much willing to give it a go and learn, i've looked up some instructables on making LED lamps which I can get my head around fairly easily, the issue comes in when I try to incorporate pulse width modulation as the tutorials there are more geared towards people more advanced than myself. So this is me begging for any advice or resources you can recommend to me that are newbie friendly - any sort of suggestions are greatly appreciated! :)I've put below some of the details about the lamp and what it requires. The lamp should be able to alternate between 2 settings: A constant illumination setting, in which it should be constantly 200 illuminance (lx) A pulse regime setting, in which there is a 80 Hz pulsed regime, with a duty cycle deltaT/T = 0.2, no visual flickering.Replaceable batteries Large enough to light up a sheet of A4 well

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