Simplexity of Design
By Alexandre Joyce
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Simplexity in Design is a design blog, now turned into a podcast. My name is Alexandre Joyce and I am a researcher at the Formlab of the University of Montreal. My Master's program is called: "Design and Complexity". This master's degree research project proposes a new way to integrate more people into the design process. This is the beginning of the age of crowdsourcing creativity. The hypothesis of that user generated content represents a potential source of creativity pertinent to researching for design.
||CleanChapter 5 - User Generated Content in Researching for Design||This week's show: Conclusions and Consequences: The final chapter proposes to reflect upon the consequences of this study in terms of the opportunities provided by the internet as described in the first chapter. By looking back on our research on user generated content, we will provide insight on how the internet is affecting the design process. Moreover, we will discuss how this broader perspective on user participation can influence the role of the designer. Lastly, we will provide insight into how this relationship between users and designers is changing the way we perceive the very activity of design.||6/8/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 4 - User Generated Content in Researching for Design||This week's show: Contrasting and Comparing Results: In the fourth chapter we will answer the research questions by comparing and contrasting the results obtained in our field research. The foundations that we have established in chapter 2 will create a base for interpreting the role each variable in our results. Finally, we will propose ways to use this information in researching for design.||6/1/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 3 - User Generated Content in Researching for Design||This week's show: Methodology: The objective of the third chapter is to present our methodology. We will begin by addressing this complex design problem of using the multiple points of view provided in user generated content. Afterwards, we will review the beginning of participatory design and how its methodologies have been developed in other fields. Inspired by participatory design methods, we will propose a methodology for the purposes of answering the two founding questions that shape this research.||5/31/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 2 - User Generated Content in Researching for Design||This week's show: Design Research and Design Outputs: To answer this research question, the second chapter will build the theoretical foundations in design with which we will conduct this study. Precisely, we will describe the design process and the problem, creative and solution spaces as well as describing research for design with the relationships between user, object and context. Also, we will distinguish products, systems and services as three different design outputs.||5/24/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 1 - User Generated Content in Researching for Design||This week's show: The Complexity of the Internet: In the first chapter, we will continue on researching how the internet has been breading change through the lens of the field of complexity. We will reveal how complexity and constructivism has strongly influenced the foundations of our own research. With this approach, we will revisit the phenomenon leading our initial research question on user generated content in design.||5/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Week Two:(Part 2):Participatory Design over the Internet||This week's show: Paticipatory design over the internet. How can participation integrate the design process? How does participatory design leading to democratizing the design process? How can participative design generate ideas? What is the relationship between the designers and the participative users? Is the internet an innovative playground?||1/20/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Week One:(Part 1):Democratizing the Design Process||This week's show: Democratizing the Design Process : How can participation integrate the design process? How does participatory design leading to democratizing the design process? How can participative design generate ideas? What is the relationship between the designers and the participative users? Is the internet an innovative playground?||1/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Fifteen: Crowdsourcing Creativity Conference||This week's show: Crowdsourcing Creativity : Paticipatory design over the internet. Design Practices and Principles Conference a the Imperial College of London.||4/5/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Fourteen: Researching Design||This week's show: Bloggers U-Light - Democratic Researc - Mea Culpa parts 1,2 and 3||2/25/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Thirteen: Participative Democracy||This week's show: Values in Jeopardy - Spirited Crowdsourcing - I love My New Logo - Simon Says parts 1-2 and 3||1/28/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Twelve: Democratising Design||This week's show: Calling on Colonel Sanders - Smartocracy - Democratic Design - Design Love Children||12/24/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Eleven: Partcipation Protocols||This week's show: Prototyping Protocols - Future Protocol - Participating Conferences||12/10/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Ten: and/or/versus part two||This week's show: Part two of a special presentation of a comparative essay of two master theses. Download it at: http://www.consciencedesign.ca/andorversus.pdf||12/3/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Nine: and/or/versus essay part one||This week's show: Part one A special presentation of my mid-term comparative essay of two master theses. Download it at: http://www.consciencedesign.ca/andorversus.pdf||11/19/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Eight: Learning from Crowds||This week's show: When Sketching becomes Programming - Sourcing the Wisdom of Crowds - My Complex Project Model- e(merge)ence - What's up Doc?||11/12/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Seven: Exploring Complexity||This week's show: Flowing Creative Sketching - My One Cents - Working Together Apart - Complexity doesn't solve Problems - New Bridges of Communication||10/29/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Six: Web Participation||This week's show: Partici-Pareto - Back to the Future - Wiki Idealism World Realism - Web Application Faux Pas - Faux Pas, Part Deux||10/22/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Five: Before Crowdsourcing||This week's show: One for All and All for All - Beyond Participatory Design - Conceptual Map Quests - The good, the bad and the beauty of crowdsourcing - Concrete Abstract Check out www.consciencedesign.ca/blog/||10/15/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek four: The Future of Design||This week's show: Words of wisdom - The Time is 2016 - It's question period - Enter the Design Matrix - Design non-competition Check out www.consciencedesign.ca/blog/ Enjoyce!||10/7/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek three: Reseaching Crowdsourcing||This week's show: Mama knows best. - If you can't beat them, crowdsource them - 5 rules of crowdsourcing - The Master's is Design 2.0 more images at www.consciencedesign.ca/blog/ Enjoyce!||10/7/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek two: Designing problems||This week's show: Definition Chain Reaction - Design Research Genesis - My Master Plan - Ipod's Success is PSS - Creative Protocols. Enjoyce!||10/1/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek One : Starting Simplexity||This week covers: Simplexity in action - Brave New Mindset - Triple A era - Complexity in pictures - The Umbrella Charette - Enjoyce!||9/30/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to simplexity||Welcome to the netcast. This week's shows are : M-minus 2 days - Master's field of interest Enjoyce!||9/30/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
interesting material but the delivery will put you to sleep...
I give credit to Alexandre for taking a shot at podcasting and for taking his masters study to a public forum. As a designer I was looking forward to hearing this podcast. However, Alexandre "reads" his broadcast-- as does it poorly -- his cadence in speech is hard to follow and often mispronounces words as he mechanically reads from his notes. I think it would be great if he could just speak naturally to the listener. It's a painful show to listen to...like having someone read their thesis to you and you doing them a HUGE favor by listening. It's painful and gives me a headache quite frankly.