Case Study: Hacking Creativity in Taiwan

Case Study: Hacking Creativity in Taiwan

BUS 365

Creativity & Innovation



Taipei Hackerspace brings together the motive, means, opportunity for individuals to be creative by allowing anyone to join Taipei Hackerspace. By doing so, they gain access to a wide range of tools, knowledge sharing, and human capital that may not necessarily be available to them otherwise.

The creative space is an environment where you can have the challenge, the freedom, the time, and the resources to do what comes naturally to you; space where creativity lives, where you can concentrate, be productive, be playful and feel good. These are all present in the “Taipei Hackerspace.” The hackerspace serves as a center of gravity and a support network for anyone with an idea.

Application Questions: Doing

From what you read about Gergely Imreh, how does he reflect the internal creative climate described by creativity scholar AndyVanGundy? The hackerspace has a core group of members but is also open to the community for anyone interested in dropping in, thinking up solutions to problems, and hacking together new inventions.

I would measure success by how many successful ideas have gone on to become tangible products or services.

Thinking Ahead: Being

If you were to launch your Hackerspace, what rules would you establish to maximize its mission and success? At a minimum, success can be measured in financial viability, contribution to society, and operational results. I would require everyone to sign a non-disclosure, and a non compete so that people are comfortable to share their ideas.

Do you think the role of Hackerspace will grow or diminish in the future? I believe it will grow, especially here in California. Why? In California, they are called think tanks, but it has the same principles as Hackerspace. A perfect example is a show on ShowTime is called silicon valley. The show is about individuals that come together to leave and work in a space to develop their ideas; they stumble on an application that would combine all their skills and make them a company that sees its share of ups and downs, success, failures, and setbacks. This type of scenario is playing out all over California in shared workspaces.


Puccio, G. J., Cabra, J. F., & Schwagler, N. (n.d.). Organizational creativity : a practical guide for innovators & entrepreneurs. Retrieved from

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