Week 8: Collaboration

Lecture: Introduction to collaborative design methods. Demonstration of examples of crowd-sourced design and design by committee. Discussion on the values of collaboration in design, ideation, development and product production.
Lab: Desk crits, office hours
Guest: Saeed Arida, NuVu
Assignment: Gather user data (via survey, user group, etc.) and use this data to make an informed alteration to your design. What feedback did you get from users? How do users responses meet or challenge your expectations? What steps could you take to improve your design?

Ideation Methods

Crowd Sourcing and Open Source

Sharing Economy

Kick Sarting and the Gig Economy

Competition as Collaboration