The field of graphic design is an inherently creative and collaborative endeavor. The design process itself can involve a range of people and variables that are brought together for the purpose of creation through a forum of influence, exchange and teamwork. This thesis will study problem solving processes in a variety of settings, the role of parameters and constraints, and their effects on the evolution of creativity, particularly focusing on solutions that are responses to the predefined context in which they are created. One of the major goals of this thesis is to infuse the graphic design approach to problem solving with fresh perspectives from a variety of sources. This thesis involves the evaluation of methods across a range of disciplines, where the end product is brought into being through an improvisational collaborative process in which there is no singular expectation from inception to completion.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Graphic arts--Technique; Group work in art; Group problem solving; Improvisation in art; Posters--Design
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Girard, Alex J., "Creative problem solving through methods of collaborative improvisation" (2007). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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