Design collaboration is not a new concept in the discipline of design. However, investigating collaborative support to understand what collaboration contributes to the design process, is not as defined as some may think. Through discovering how to provide tools for designers to create new design collaboration methods, we can then establish better terms for design collaboration to be revolutionized for future innovation in design.
By asking the provocation, “How might previous and/or current methods of design collaboration be deconstructed in order to be revolutionized for future innovation in design?”, this work began with the assigning of roles used in a collaborative environment with fourteen participants. From the observations gathered during the workshop, the deconstructing of how designers currently define design collaboration took place and then led to the possibilities for a future radical and normalized environment.
Essentially, I looked to revolutionize design collaboration methods by changing the structure of the design business through integrating personalized collaboration methods.
By deconstructing different types of collaboration, design collaboration has been radicalized through the personalization of designers having their own method of collaborating. The attitude of the design world has changed introducing a new practice in ways of collaborating allowing designers to understand what is driving the conversation.
Based on the complete turn on design collaboration, designers’ personalized methods of collaboration have become the essential key to design jobs. Design agencies no longer exist and now open source collaboration takes place through spaces called “Co-Lab Hubs”. When new jobs come in the Hub formulates collaboration teams of designers in the room to the job based on collaboration and project types.