Etiquette of digital collaboration: Designers Speak Up

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Introducing the “Etiquette of digital collaboration: Designers Speak Up” – A showcase of emerging design students’ creative synergy in different design practices.

Periods of uncertainty and the ongoing transition towards a more sustainable future have normalised remote work and the concept of “alone together”, greatly affecting how designers, artists, architects, and other creatives collaborate. This exhibition is a testament to the power of such collaboration, bringing together the learnings from courses held in Tallinn (EKA), Saint-Étienne (ESADSE), and Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG) for a project called “Digital Tools for Creative Collaboration”.

During the project, the students of the three schools explored the impact of the trend towards digital collaboration. We took their learnings and used ChatGPT 4.0 and other AI tools to turn them into a vivid twister experience. The twister features eight themes, each of which delves into a different aspect of teamwork, communication, and the design process:

1. Stay Human

2. Design with Intent

3. Use Cyber Manners

4. Embracing Differences

5. Improving Workflows

6. Teaming Up

7. Practice Effective Communication

8. Exercise Discipline

Each theme encompasses a range of concepts and ideas, with the students offering their unique insights and experiences. As a whole, the exhibition highlights the importance of empathy, openness, and effective communication in fostering a productive and creative team environment. It showcases the students’ commitment to personal growth, pushing the boundaries of traditional design methodologies, and embracing the challenges of working across disciplines and cultures.


The expo will be open in the EKA ground floor lobby every day on 2–7 May.

On display:

200 tenets of effective digital collaboration, analysed with the help of ChatGPT 4.0 from the produced course materials and reflections by participating students and mentors.

22 interviews with students and mentors participating in the project.

Participating students:

Maëlys Bard, Max Becht, Sarah Boutière, Paulina Juárez Badillo Chávez, Sigmund Abou Chrouch, Artemiy Guslistov, Hugo Guyomard, Ludovic Hohl, Mathias Hû, Kristi Laanemäe, Tara Monheim, Alféa Morelli, Daisy Muntean, Natsumi Nonaka, Alina Remlinger, Marius Schairer, Viki Schmidt, Kaisa Uik, Yaren Duriez Urías, Mark Uustalu.

Participating mentors:

Cléa Di Fabio (Esadse), Jérémie Nuel (Esadse), Damien Baïs (Esadse), François Brument (Esadse), David-Olivier Lartigaud (Esadse), Lucile Schrenzel (Esadse), Marc Guntow (HfG Schwäbisch-Gmünd), Ludwig Kannicht (HfG Schwäbisch-Gmünd), Tanel Kärp (EKA), Jekaterina Suharenko (EKA, Jonn Galea (EKA).

Exhibition design:

Ottavio Cambieri, Jekaterina Suharenko, Anastasiia Grigoriadi, Tanel Kärp, Nesli Hazal Akbulut, Oliver Kanniste

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