Pica: A Design Community



Bartz, George

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The world of design has evolved, along with technology, from the days of print advertising to the digital world of websites and mobile apps. The Internet has created a greenfield environment with new design disciplines and new channels to collaborate and interact with other designers. However, the availability of information and design communities have failed to evolve to fit the needs of designers. In an effort to create a community of designers, for designers, this thesis takes a research approach to understanding the needs of designers in order to build a community for that promotes creative growth through education, face-to-face interactions, a positive environment, and a trusted space where designers can come together to share knowledge and experience and help one another. This community is called Pica.



Design, Community, Human interaction, Communication