May 7, 2008

what is design?

| what is your definition of "design"?
| a plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best acomplish a particular purpose. | is design an expression of art ( an art form )? | design is an expression of the purpose. it may ( if it is good enough) later be judged as art | what are the boundries of design? | what are the boundries of problems? | does the creation of design admit constraints? | design depends largely on constraints | what constraints? | the sum of all constraints. here is one of the few keys to the design problem - the ability of the designer to recognize as many of the constraints as possible - his willingness and enthusiasm for working whitin these constraints - the constraints of price, of size, of strenght, balance, of surface, of time, etc; each problem has its own peculiar list. | does design obey laws? | aren't constraints enough?

in entrevista a charles eames.

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