Evaluating networked technologies for facilitating collective intelligence in design

  • YEAR
    2010
  • AUTHORS
    Phare, Darin
    Gu, Ning
  • CATEGORIES
    2010 Conference Papers

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ABSTRACT: With the emergence of a digitised and technological supporting infrastructure, mass
communication via the global internet has given rise to more investigative interest in collective
intelligence. Nevertheless, it has highlighted a lack of supporting technologies that can readily facilitate
collective intelligence specifically in design. This paper uses a classification of three categories that
constitute the practice of design in a more collective and inclusive manner. They are the professional
designers, the design academy or semi-professional designers, and the end users or nonprofessionals;
each with their own introverted and isolated methods of design and collaboration. The
paper investigates various networked technologies in facilitating collective design intelligence in terms
of different levels of interactions within and across design professionals and non-professionals.

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