What is design?

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  1. Deathdart

    Deathdart New Member
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    Hey,

    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!

    Thanks,

    Abhay
     
  2. axeman

    axeman Ye Olde Systems Breaker
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    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

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

    G@d of w@r Well-Known Member
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    A design is a mixture of Symmetry and an idea :D
     
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    Patterns in order and symmetry...
    Recognising or creating one requires various levels of brain processing power depending on design itself... :)
     
  6. Deathdart

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

    F-0ccY Well-Known Member
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    Visual thought patterns.
     
  8. hatter

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    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

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    * Pleasing interface to complicated machinery.

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

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    @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

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    offtopic:

    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.
     
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    @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

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

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    @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

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

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

    :rofl:

    ~LT
     
  17. Deathdart

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    @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

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

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    Design is 100% creativity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    design is something on which you put blame when your piece of code doesnt work as expected...
     

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