6. Collaboration in Design
Menn’s Sunniberg Bridge, 1998Christian Menn, ETH Zürich, ChristianMennPartners AG
A meeting is a refuge from “the dreariness of labor and the loneliness of thought.”
BERNARD BARUCH, IN RISEN ,“A THEORY ON MEETINGS”
Is Collaboration Good Per Se?
Two big changes in design have taken place since 1900:
• Design is now done mostly by teams, rather than individuals.
• Design teams now often collaborate by using telecommunications, rather than by being collocated.
As a consequence of these big shifts, the design community is abuzz with hot topics:
• “Virtual teams” of designers
• “Virtual design ...