Creativity is no longer the sole territory of a separate creative class. Artists and designers now face an activated public. Today’s users approach art and design with a growing expectation that they participate in the generation of content and the shaping of their own experiences. The burgeoning DIY, Open Source and Free Culture movements reflect [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Helen Armstrong’
Collaboration, Interaction, Participation: A Recent Panel at the College Arts Association ConferenceMonday, February 25th, 2013
To launch AIGA DC Design Week 2012, participants joined workshop leaders Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic to co-create a unique “DC” alphabet. The cool offices of Polygraph, a vibrant design studio tucked away in an alley behind the Capitol Building, provided the perfect setting. Working assembly-line style, each person filled up letter outlines with content in five minute intervals, [...]
My new book, Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content, is now available (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). Co-authored by myself (Helen Armstrong) and MICA professor Zvezdana Stojmirovic, this book addresses the following crucial question: how can designers lead the new breed of widely distributed amateur creatives rather than be overrun by them?
As non-designers busily create, designers too [...]