I think it would be a nice experiment. Where one person, can just start designing a layout, pass it off to someone else, they add more, pass it off, then add more, etc. It would be interesting to see where the design would go if there was no initial group decision of what the end product should look like, or the purpose of the site designed.
So this isn’t technically crowdsourcing, it’s more like the game telephone, but still interesting none the less.
What you need to do is organize it. Start a post with all details and rules and let people sign up. Make a list of people joining and make a start date. On the start date each person in the correct order gets 1 day to work on the .PSD. When the day has ended upload it, post the link in the forum post. Do that for each entry and you get the result.
I really like this idea too. I agree that some organization is probably necessary to make sure it doesn’t get chaotic. I think we should decide on general goal for the design (e.g. A website for a radio station) but be pretty open ended other than that.
I think we should limit it to like 10 people tops. Even that might be too many cooks in the kitchen, but we’ll see what happens!
Next 9 people to reply on this thread that want in, are in. Then we’ll randomize the order and kick it off. Maybe we’ll lay down some ground rules before we start. Here’s some things off the top of my head:
– Try and work off what has already been done. Tweak, re-arrange, tighten up, add stuff, whatever. If you need to delete something, so be it, but don’t totally scrap it and start over.
– One day per person, tops
– When they are done, we’ll post to the specified thread with a live link to the PSD. Use cloudapp or dropbox or your own website or something.