Now it has been a few weeks since I first more thoroughly looked into Crowdsourcing and Crowd funding I have to say I find them a potential tools for wishes coming true.
I find Crowdsourcing very very useful for designers who are stuck on something and need a fresh look at things or maybe too. Via crowdsourcing I think you can get great ideas and a lot of help as a designer, especially when you are doing a project of a certain matter that you are not very familiar with, crowdsourcing is the best way to get some higher expertise.
However, I must say there is a down side as well. Some times crowdsourcing may not be the best tool for a designer to get inspiration from other designer or the public as this might some how conflict with the way he sees things, the designers uniqueness. He might lose part of this uniqueness when including other designers and the publics help and thoughts.
At my point. My point is that it really depends of what kinds of person the designer is. He might see himself as an artist and does not want to have others having anything to do with his work. However he can be also an open minded designer who appreciates the opinion of others and uses it efficiently. I consider myself somewhere in the middle. I value and respect the opinion of others but for some things I just don’t care what anybody thinks as long as I am happy with it.