Co-Working Visual Essay
As part of the Form+Fiction initial research, we explored topics addressed in the publication to fully understand their scope and context. I was personally intrigued with the idea of designers adjusting and changing their workspace or "realities" in order to fit their own needs for creativity, comfort, workflow, and networking. An essay emerged from the synthesis of this exploration and research, accompanied by a visual essay which "boiled down" the content into a quick, accessible artifact which aimed to provoke questions and stir interest surrounding topics found in Volume 36 of The Student Publication.
Globalization provides designers the luxury of working in a many nontraditional ways. This is an amazing affordance, but one must step back and wonder: are we capitalizing on this opportunity?
Design work and networks, not just the physical place. Design work as a social tool. What can you learn from others?
“This is not the wisdom of the crowd, but the wisdom of someone in the crowd. It’s not that the network itself is smart; it’s that the individuals get smarter because they’re connected to the network.” ― Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation