Brief: Realize a flyer for the open day of the Piet Zwart Institute - Networked Media, Rotterdam. The participants were asked to design two finished proposals from were the client will have picked.
Duration: 7 hrs (The participants have worked more on the final proposal few days after the workshop on the base of the client's feedback)
Collaborative tools used: pickpic web platform, pickpic add-on (user script vrs)
Aims and Notes:
Aim of the workshop was to test if the methodologies tested until this point would have worked the same having to produce two finished results in order to give the client the chance to give pick from two alternatives.
The structured initially presented to the participants was more or less the same used in exp 0004 but the participants decided to change it because they thought they wouldn't have been able to implement two solution in that time using that structure. The workshop turned into a test for pair design, following the rules theorized after exp 0001.
Participants would have probably needed more time in order to produce two results using the methods proposed and at the end was easy to change methods to have them working. What its interesting to see is that if people have a certain amount of alternative methods that they can use to work in a peer-to-peer environment they can just agree on them before starting the project and use the ones that better suites their needs for the specific case.
The workshop was also an attempt to test the idea of individual/collective research. Using this technique they were able to collect a wider range of alternative concept in the first stage.