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Thesis Statement: Take 1 (and 2 and 3….)
 This thesis will examine the opportunities for cultural awareness and accelerated research in visual communications by ‘flattening’ the graphic design process through integrated global collaboration in the form of an collaborative group wiki and supporting social network that join multicultural and multidisciplinary audiences and resources.
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Tags: collaboration, globalization, graphic design, holistic, technology
Nicole Schadewitz in her essay “Design Patterns For Cross-Cultural Collaboration” (2009) asserts that technology assisted cross-cultural collaborative design requires an understanding of interaction design patterns to support intercultural teamwork in design learning environments. Schadewitz supports this assertion by showing design pattern research and the emergent 11 related design patterns that encourage social interaction and team management among participants by providing “an overview of related solutions for supporting design collaboration across national and geographical borders.” (44).1 Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: collaboration, culture, globalization, precis, rhetorical, technology
The role of the graphic designer is moving toward an internationally conscious problem-solving thinker. With the influx of Web 2.0 and increased globalization, technology assisted collaboration in the design process leads to cultural interaction, innovation, and retrospection. Many designers have limited international experience, while understanding cultural nuances in visual communication remains crucial. I propose “flattening” the graphic design world with collaborative group wiki and supporting social network that join multicultural and multidisciplinary audiences, resources, and technological (Web 2.0) tools to create a personal learning network (PLN) that will provide collective learning results. Read the rest of this entry »
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Coming from a business degree background, I have studied the concepts and theories extensively behind the newly transformed flat organizational structure. In simplest terms, a flat organization has removed the levels of management and hierarchy. Primarily this organizational model is used for smaller organizations (and is an excellent resource for small creative companies). Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: collaboration, culture, education, globalization, graphic design
Working through some thoughts…
Question: What if, through technology-assisted collaboration, graphic designers could “flatten” the globe and receive feedback from other countries/locales? I would like to look at “flattening the globe” by allowing other artists (multicultural and multidisciplinary) to provide feedback on the design processes, thus enabling and empowering the designer to provide a well-rounded design. When we look at cultural nuances in visual communications, we are going off what we have learned in a book or magazine. Many designers have limited international travel experience. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: collaboration, culture, globalization, graphic design, technology, thesis