Design can be viewed as a relationship between the customer and the designer; a relationship that The Internet can help to foster. Clearly, good design is not just about making an article look good. It is about concentrating on what the user needs. Good design is therefore about service, function and customer focus.
This site explores collective intelligence. Some of the things that make for a good city can make for a good web site too. Technology now enables Artstream to provide real-time updating to everyone with something to say through art, craft, design or language. There is still work to do on this framework. For instance, we would like to enable companies to crowdsource design here.
Visitors have been been enjoying this space in growing numbers since 1996. Since then, there has been a sea change in attitudes to art and creativity as well as profound developments in Internet culture and technology.
Visitors have shaped Artstream from the beginning and we hope that you will continue to do so. Please help us to improve our service further by filling out our feedback form. Visitors have told us (among countless other things) to keep the site simple and coherent; to make pages load quickly; to avoid background interference and everything that distracts from exploring in your own way.