I was half listening to a Rem Koolhaus lecture a while ago. (He does go on a bit.) Then he described a word that architects use, meaning - the bit at the end of the pitch process, where it gets very last minute and you have all the good ideas. He said that architects actually plan for that to happen in the timing plan of the creative process. It probably goes in MS Project. It seemed like a fantastic word. A really useful concept. How clever architects are, I thought, we should remember that when we're doing creative stuff. Though of course I couldn't remember the word.
Then I came across the word again. it's charette. Though it appears it doesn't quite mean what I thought it does. It means this. Which is a shame. Someone needs to come up with a word to describe that last minute ideas thing. Perhaps it's panic.