Brief Encounters Research Network Project Aims

Brief Encounters Network: Exploring New Forms of Online Collaborative Design.
The aim of this Research Network proposal is to explore the potential for new and emerging technologies to enable interdisciplinary collaborative design practices at distance. This Research Network proposal was developed in a response to current trends taking place in industry where design is becoming an increasingly international activity undertaken with partners in geographically distributed locations. As a result design development team members are working ‘at distance’ in virtual cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional teams whose interactions are mediated by ICTs, such as Web 2.0 technologies.