What Are Design Charrettes?
Definition: A design charrette is a short, collaborative meeting during which members of a team quickly collaborate and sketch designs to explore and share a broad diversity of design ideas.
The idea for design charrettes (from the French word charrette meaning “chariot” or “cart”) is believed to have derived from stories of architectural students in Paris in the 1800s. As the story goes, students’ exams were collected in a charrette, and some of these students continued to madly sketch together as their designs were being gathered for evaluation.
Benefits and Goals
There are several benefits to sketching, whether in a team or alone, and whether under...