What is design?

Discussion in 'Photography and Image Processing' started by Deathdart, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Deathdart

    Deathdart Upgraded User


    Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this to, but here goes.

    I'm trying to find out everyone's views on design for my own knowledge. :p This includes designers and non-designers. I intend to study the feedback I get from people, draw conclusions from it and publish it on my website. :)

    So, in a few lines, please write down what design means to you! :) Feel free to write whatever you think!


  2. axeman

    axeman Ye Olde Systems Breaker

    something that can lead the senses to the point/ item of interest, follows both form and function.

    - interpret at will :D PM if confused
  3. vrd

    vrd Privileged Users

    way of presenting information in a eye-pleasing and non confusing way.
  4. G@d of w@r

    G@d of w@r Privileged Users

    A design is a mixture of Symmetry and an idea :D
  5. Prole73

    Prole73 Privileged Users

    Patterns in order and symmetry...
    Recognising or creating one requires various levels of brain processing power depending on design itself... :)
  6. Deathdart

    Deathdart Upgraded User

    Wow, those are some pretty diverse opinions :) Keep 'em coming! :D
  7. F-0ccY

    F-0ccY Privileged Users

    Visual thought patterns.
  8. hatter

    hatter Privileged Users

    I think you ask it from a graphic designer or artist's perspective.

    In this case I believe it to be a: A shape that is comprehensible to a human mind. it also means that one man's design could be another man's piece of sh*t

    Please note that "Comprehensible" is the key word here.
  9. shaunak

    shaunak Privileged Users

    * Pleasing interface to complicated machinery.

    * Something that adds a little color into our monotonous life.
  10. Deathdart

    Deathdart Upgraded User

    @morgoth: I think what you're talking about is art and not design :)

    Anyway good replies, I hope there's more to come still! :D
  11. mihirX

    mihirX Privileged Users


    Hi Abhay, was happily going thru fluidcore.net, untill I saw sony walkman logo, and then your fluidcore logo, and again sony walkman logo, and I turned sad.
  12. Deathdart

    Deathdart Upgraded User

    @mihirX: Yeah there is some similarity there, but I feel the fluidCORE symbol goes well with the name and serves it's purpose, don't you? ;)
  13. mihirX

    mihirX Privileged Users

    ya it definitely serves the purpose, but looks as if you have stolen from thr...
  14. Deathdart

    Deathdart Upgraded User

    @mihirX: Dude, I've designed the other symbol as well. :p Even if the fC symbol was inspired by that one, (which it is not :| ) how is that stealing? It's my own work in both the places, and they both have different purposes...

    Have a look: When logos look alike | Logo Design Love
  15. mihirX

    mihirX Privileged Users

    sorry, this topic is going somewhere else.......what is design?
  16. linuxtechie

    linuxtechie ex-Mod

    Good its something else. I would have started on with Software design...


  17. Deathdart

    Deathdart Upgraded User

    @linuxtechie : lol you can post your views on Software design as well, I believe even that has the same base as graphic, industrial, fashion etc. design :)
  18. DanDroiD

    DanDroiD Upgraded User

    Design is the beginning middle and end of a creative process.
  19. manuvikram007

    manuvikram007 Privileged Users

    Design is 100% creativity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. john117

    john117 Privileged Users

    design is something on which you put blame when your piece of code doesnt work as expected...
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