COMING SPRING 2012
For this thesis I am defining the design process as the act of creating a concept with a perceived message based on individual experiences to solve a defined problem. I hypothesize that most important to the process is the creation of an original concept that is informed by the everyday experiences of a designer.
I believe that there is an opportunity for design students and young design professionals, who are interested in their design process, to cultivate awareness through documentation of their concept creation process, resulting in confidence, efficiency, and originality when faced with any design problem.
Documenting, sharing, and revealing the design process is crucial to the evolution of the design field. I propose to create a platform, for and by designers, that would provide a liquid network of ideas, modes of working, and collaborative opportunities. While the importance of the design process is widely assumed, such a resource does not currently exist. I believe, this tool holds the potential to transform what it means to engage in the act of design.