How good of social graphic design network?
This post is contributed by Susie – Ph.D candidate in economics
The Stocky project proposes several unique features, which can potentially pave the road for future graphic design. These features encourage integration, interaction, free, and collaboration of graphic design.
Several thoughts offered in below:
1. Interactive design and its influence. An outstanding design should reflect the idiosyncrasy of its designer. Over reliant on the interaction of designers could potentially mingle the uniqueness of graphic design.
2. Motivation. The design social network can provide an environment for designers. The question is whether designers are motivated by the interests of design or the possible income from the design social network.
3. Who will pay the bill? Currently, most of social network rely on advertisement to pay the network operation bill. It is a new business model. For the traditional business, for example Microsoft, the end users are the typical ones to pay bill.
Social network however takes a different approach. Rather end users to pay the bill, advertisement companies pay it. It is because the social network users can buy the products sold by the advertisement companies. The question is how sustainable of such business model? Yet, this could be an interesting research topic for economists.
4. Interest confliction. Once a collaborative graphic design is eventually somehow sold on the market, assumingly, by one of designers. How the income can be divided. One viable way is to divide the reward based on the efforts paid into the design or other written agreement. But, this could be potentially against the idea of open source.