Interdisciplinary design

Interdisciplinary design crosses traditional design boundaries. It combines design expertise with expertise from other fields within a team structure, rather than working on complex design projects in sequential, discipline-specific stages. We can identify and bring together the necessary disciplines defined by a project, then brainstorm, design and develop design solutions with an interdisciplinary team.

Parable has participated in and managed various interdisciplinary design projects. For example, when we designed Canada's pavilion at the world's fair, we didn't do it alone. We were part of a team consisting of a planner, architects, exhibition designers, interior designers, creative consultants, visual media designers, and the client.

The goal of interdisciplinary design is to achieve a more complete cross-fertilization of ideas. The initial stages can be more complex, but each important perspective contributes to the breadth of design criteria and helps to process and balance comprehensive design contributions.

With a superior set of design criteria, the subsequent implementation stages achieve a greater sensitivity to the real-world challenges of the project, and result in better design solutions.

See: EXPO 2000 (MORE section of this site), the Royal Canadian Mint (ANNUAL REPORT section of this site)