What is Design?

What is Design?

We asked famous Designers “What is Design?” and here are their opinion:


“Design is a way to express all kind of ideas into paper and make them real… Without design we wouldn’t have objects or digital assets that make our everyday life easy and comfortable”

Areti Vassou is Digital Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Interior Designer at IdeaDeco  www.ideadeco.co

Google results

noun: design; plural noun: designs
  1. 1.
    a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made.
    “he has just unveiled his design for the new museum”
    synonyms: plan, blueprint, drawing, scale drawing, sketch, outline, map, plot,diagram, delineation, draft, depiction, representation, artist’s impression, scheme, model, prototype, proposal

    “an architect submitted a design for the offices”
    • the art or action of conceiving of and producing a plan or drawing of something before it is made.
      “good design can help the reader understand complicated information”
    • the arrangement of the features of an artefact, as produced from following a plan or drawing.
      “inside, the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe”
  2. 2.
    a decorative pattern.
    “pottery with a lovely blue and white design”
    synonyms: pattern, motif, device; More

  3. 3.
    purpose or planning that exists behind an action, fact, or object.
    “the appearance of design in the universe”
    synonyms: intention, aim, purpose, plan, intent, objective, object, goal, end, target,point, hope, desire, wish, dream, aspiration, ambition, idea

    “he was determined to carry out his design of reaching the top”
verb: design; 3rd person present: designs; past tense: designed; past participle:designed; gerund or present participle: designing
  1. 1.
    decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), by making a detailed drawing of it.
    “a number of architectural students were designing a factory”
    synonyms: plan, draw plans of, draw, sketch, outline, map out, plot, block out,delineate, draft, depict More

    • do or plan (something) with a specific purpose in mind.
      “the tax changes were designed to stimulate economic growth”
      synonyms: intend, aim; More

Origin via google
late Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘to designate’): from Latin designare ‘to designate’, reinforced by French désigner . The noun is via French from Italian.

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