Collective Design: Remixing and Visibility

Nickerson, J. V. Collective Design: Remixing and Visibility, in Design Computing and Cognition 2014, Gero, J. (ed), Springer, Forthcoming

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Jeffrey V. Nickerson

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Date Written: April 1, 2014

Abstract

Creative work can be performed by thousands of people who interact through collective design systems. The designers modify and combine each other’s work in a process called remixing. Remixing can catalyze innovation by allowing designers to build on each other’s ideas. For those designing collective design systems, decisions to be made about remixing are intertwined with decisions to be made about the visibility of work in the system – that is, the extent to which designers can see each other’s work. Visibility can be universally shared, or can be partitioned according to teams or interest groups. Even if all designs are made visible, some designs are more likely to be seen than others, depending on the methods of display. The interactions between remixing and other features of collective design systems are described, and suggestions are made towards improving these systems.

Keywords: Remixing, design, crowds, collective design, collective intelligence, visibility, contests, creativity

JEL Classification: O31, D70

Suggested Citation

Nickerson, Jeffrey V., Collective Design: Remixing and Visibility (April 1, 2014). Nickerson, J. V. Collective Design: Remixing and Visibility, in Design Computing and Cognition 2014, Gero, J. (ed), Springer, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2424866

Jeffrey V. Nickerson (Contact Author)

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

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