A Design, To Design, and The Designer.

What is a Design?
  • No generally-accepted definition of “design” exists, and the term has different connotations in different fields.
  • Informally, "a design"; refers to a plan for the construction of an object (as in architectural blueprints, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns)and “to design” refers to making this plan.
  • However, one can also design by directly constructing an object (as in pottery, cowboy coding and graphic design).Read More...
To Design?
  • More formally, "to design" has been defined as a specification of an object, manifested by an agent, intended to accomplish goals, in a particular environment, using a set of primitive components, satisfying a set of requirements, subject to constraints; or to create a design, in an environment where the designer operates.
  • Here, a "specification" can be manifested as either a plan or a finished product and "primitives" are the elements from which the design object is composed.
  • With such a broad denotation, there is no universal language or unifying institution for designers of all disciplines. This allows for many differing philosophies and approaches toward the subject. Read More...
What is a Designer?
  • The person designing is called a designer, which is also a term used for people who work professionally in one of the various design areas, usually also specifying which area is being dealt with. A designer’s sequence of activities is called a design process.
  • Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design. Meanwhile, diverse kinds of objects may be designed, including clothing, graphical user interfaces, skyscrapers, corporate identities, business processes and even methods of designing. Read More...