Networked Design Talks: Mushon Zer-Aviv

design-by-committee

My friend and teaching colleague Mushon Zer-Aviv is kicking off a promising new speakers series at Parsons, The New School this coming wednesday:

“Design by committee,” “too many cooks in the kitchen,” and other epithets have been used to imply that the creative process breaks down when it involves too many people. At the same time, the software world has been completely revolutionized by open source, networked collaborative processes. It is only in graphic and interaction designs—two fields critical to software development—that the open source process has yet to overtake more conventional design methods. How does networked collaboration present challenges in the creative process? How can they be solved? Can they be solved at all? Or do designers just not work well together? Mushon will address these questions in light of his own creative work as well as research done in the Open Source Design class he teaches in Parsons’ AAS Program in Graphic Design.

Networked Design Talks: Mushon Zer-Aviv | October 14, 2009 6:30 p.m.
Can Design By Committee Work? The Case for Open Source Design

If you are not able to join us in person, please log on to: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parsons-the-new-school-for-design for a live stream.

Learn more about the AAS Program at Parsons, The New School.

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