Post-Complexity Design

Image: A cluttered Microsoft Word via @ftrain

All software used in the making of Generation R is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and all content is open licensed — primarily as Creative Commons (unless otherwise stated): Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

You can find us on GitHub and for chat on Gitter.

As of June 2018 a tech log, roadmap, as well as documention of strategies for editorial, and digital will be kept on our GitHub wiki.


  • Blogging – WordPress
  • Blog web editor – Atomic Blocks / Gutenberg
  • Open Notebook Research – still searching
  • Taxonomy building – Skosmos 


  • Sources library – Zotero
  • DOIs – DataCite
  • Versioning – TIB GitLab and GitHub
  • ISSN – Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB)
  • Content repository – Leibniz Open

Open content and fonts

Credits and thanks you

  • Thank you to team Generation R at TIB and ZBW, as well as team Open Science Lab at TIB and for support from TIB staff.
  • Appreciation for the supportive feedback from our Kickoff Meeting participants back in Jan ’18: Andrea Hacker, André Vatter, Janneke Adema, Jon Tennant, Lambert Heller, Luca Mollenhauer, Philip Schrenk, Sascha Friesike, Stefan Schmeja, and Ulrike Wuttke
  • Web hosting TIB IT
  • Thank you and credit to Tyto Studios for web development and design assistance

Guides and inspiration

‘Open Notebook Platforms’. Open Notebook Science Network, 18 June 2013.

‘When There’s Nothing Left to Take Away | UX Magazine’. Accessed 20 October 2017.

‘How Not to Design a Blog | Webflow Blog’. Accessed 28 February 2018.

‘How to Present Scientific Findings Online’. Nielsen Norman Group. Accessed 29 October 2017.

‘Blog | Library Innovation Lab’. Accessed 8 March 2018.

“UX Boot Camp.” Prototypr. Accessed December 17, 2017.

“User Research – Service Manual – GOV.UK.” Accessed January 10, 2018.