My objective is to show the value of the design process as it relates to the contribution of human experience. This connects to such aspects of preparation as experience, research, and training. After discussing my original plan on Friday evening I decide to contrast the design process to the practices used in crowdsourcing. I do not think that this is a departure from my original idea in that I am still interested in advancing and elevating the attributes of the individual in the practice of design.
New Thesis Statement:
Crowdsourcing: An Ever-widening, Gaping Hole
Crowdsourcing denigrates reputable design practice by validating the work of amateurs and devaluing the role of the trained creative professional. It stimulated a pronounced shift in the marketplace resulting in the elevation of fallacious and sub-par creations. This study will argue that quality design born out of human experience, research, education and training far eclipses results achieved by individuals that are accessed through the methods of crowdsourcing.