With the emergence of a digitised and technological supporting infrastructure, mass communication via the global internet has given rise to more investigative interest in collective intelligence. Nevertheless, it has highlighted a lack of supporting technologies that can readily facilitate collective intelligence specifically in design. This paper uses a classification of three categories that constitute the practice of design in a more collective and inclusive manner. They are the professional designers, the design academy or semi-professional designers, and the end users or nonprofessionals; each with their own introverted and isolated methods of design and collaboration. The paper investigates various networked technologies in facilitating collective design intelligence in terms of different levels of interactions within and across design professionals and non-professionals.
44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA (ANZAScA 2010). On the Edge: Conference Papers of the 44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA (Auckland, New Zealand 24-26 November, 2010)