Collaborative Synthesis



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Synthesis is the practice of integrating, organizing, filtering, and evaluating information as part of a design process. Limitations on time, resources, and human memory place constraints on how much information can be synthesized by one person. This project explores how this process may be distributed across many people. To support this, we have developed a human computational workflow for distributed clustering, which enable groups of different sizes to collect, cluster, and label items such as design examples, field research, and competing solutions.