HistoryThe word charrette is French for "cart." The use of the term to describe design sessions is thought to have originated at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 19th century. Students working on a deadline would work overnight, often for days in a row. It was a common practice at the school to collect completed work in a cart. The term implies a furious effort to complete a work at the last moment as it's going into the cart.
|Definition||An intensive period of collaborative design, planning or problem solving.|
|Notes||The term charrette implies an intensive session that produces a result as opposed to a regular fixed-length meeting.|
|Also Known As||Charette|
|Related Concepts||Design ProcessProblem SolvingDesign By Committee|