Collaborative visualisation: a technique for coping with complexity

Seaton Baxter, Angus Colvin, David Townson, Strategic Design Group, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Natural Design Group, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Abstract

    This is an early paper on the use of 3 dimensional modelling. Baxter's role was to introduce the ideas of complexity and to consider how 3D modelling might help in coping with complexity.So the paper briefly reviews the main features of complex environments and their essentially unpredictable nature and it considers strategies most appropriate for coping with complexity by focusing on those of an intuitive character. Baxter's experience with the practice of 'future state visioning' was embraced and extended in an exploratory model, to be used in participatory prototyping. The paper speculates on how this technique of 'collaborative visualisation' aids team development and it concludes with suggestions on how design management could use the technique as one of a portfolio of techniques for coping with complexity. The paper was a collaborative venture between members of two research groups (Strategic Design Group, David Townson & Angus Colvin and Natural Design Seaton Baxter) Evidence: Published conference proceedings containing paper
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings: D2B The 1st International Design Management Symposium
    EditorsAlex Williams, David Hands, Mark O'Brien
    PublisherThe Adelphi Research Institute Creative Arts
    ISBN (Print)095523381X
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Eventdesign2business - 1st International Design Management Symposium - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 17 Mar 200619 Mar 2006
    http://usir.salford.ac.uk/1377/

    Conference

    Conferencedesign2business - 1st International Design Management Symposium
    Abbreviated titleD2B
    CountryChina
    CityShanghai
    Period17/03/0619/03/06
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    Collaborative visualisation: a technique for coping with complexity

    Colvin, A., Strategic Design Group, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design & Natural Design Group, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, 2006.

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  • Coping with emergence in teams and organisations

    Bruce, F., Baxter, S. & Kingsley, S., 2006, Proceedings: D2B The 1st International Design Management Symposium. Williams, A., Hands, D. & O'Brien, M. (eds.). The Adelphi Research Institute Creative Arts

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    Baxter, S., Colvin, A., Townson, D., Strategic Design Group, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, & Natural Design Group, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (2006). Collaborative visualisation: a technique for coping with complexity. In A. Williams, D. Hands, & M. O'Brien (Eds.), Proceedings: D2B The 1st International Design Management Symposium The Adelphi Research Institute Creative Arts.