Making Designs Into Real Things


I want to make sure that ItWorks --DonaldNoyes


What Is Design?


At its simplest, a synonym for layout


The act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or an outline or a plan)

"he completed a sketch showing the design of the new chair"


Plan: make or work out a plan for; devise

"They contrived to overcome the advantages in the scheme of their competitors";

"design a new production strategy";

"plan an advertising campaign


Designed for a specific role or purpose or effect

"This room is designed for work"


An arrangement scheme

"the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult";

"it was an excellent design for living";


"a plan for seating guests"


A plan, conceived in mind, intended for subsequent execution.


Website Design


A process of inquiry that entails making choices in an effort to make ideas and information explicit.


Design is the creative process of developing and executing aesthetic or functional requirements.


Blueprint: something intended as a guide for making something else

"a blueprint for a house";


"a pattern for a skirt" creates the design for;


Create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

"Chanel designed the famous suit"


a decorative or artistic work;

"the coach had a design on the doors"


make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

"design a better mousetrap";


"plan the new wing of the museum"


purpose: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

"his intent was to provide a new translation";


"good intentions are not enough";


"it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs";


"he made no secret of his designs"


create designs;

"DuPont designs for the house of Chanel"


conceive or fashion in the mind; invent;

"She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"


a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something;

"the design of a building"


invention: the creation of something from the mind with intention and purpose;

"She designed to go far in the world of business"





Where Is Design Used?

Creative endeavors, such as

the applied arts,


architecture and other such contexts


Design is both a noun and a verb.

The verb is the process

of originating and developing a plan

for an aesthetic and functional object,

which usually requires?

considerable research,



iterative adjustment and


The noun is used both

for the final plan of action

(a drawing, model or other description),

or the result of following that plan of action

(the object produced).



Software Design



Design and Deliberate ordering of components


Combining your type, images, colors logo and other items into a finished eye pleasing piece.


Composition: Both the process and the result of structuring the elements of visual form.


Organization or arrangement of elements in a work of art.


The overall plan for a particular evaluation, including how program performance will be measured using performance indicators.


The motif of a coin or other numismatic item. Barber coins and Washington quarters are examples of designs.


The arrangement of devices, lettering, etc. on a coin.


A Decision activity  made about a specific area or location

the geographic placement of and interaction between natural resources

(e.g., topography, vegetation)

and built elements

(e.g., buildings, roads)


Perception Consideration: Urban designers consider how people will perceive and interact with the human-made environment.


Design is a set of fields for problem-solving that uses user-centric approaches

to understand user needs (as well as business, economic, environmental, social, and other requirements) to create successful solutions that solve real problems.

Design is often used as a process to create real change within a system or market.

Too often, Design is defined only as visual problem solving or communication because of the predominance of graphic designers.

In other fields and contexts, Design might only refer to Fashion Design or Interior Design.

A recognition of the similarities between all design disciplines shows a larger overall plan or strategy by which hypotheses or research questions can be answered

(Fortune, 1999)


Many sign artists take the idea that design is the process involved in creating a sign

from the time the job is assigned until the actual manufacturing begins, and

including conceptualizing the idea,

choosing the colors, typefaces, and graphics and then

arranging them in a way that is most effective for catching viewer attention and conveying the client's message.


A set of experimental runs which allows you to fit a particular model and estimate your desired effects.


Qualitative analysis to identify categories of error reported during a randomized controlled trial of computer and paper reporting methods


An iterative decision-making process that produces plans by which resources are converted into products or systems

meeting human needs and wants or solve problems.


Using a Center of Focus- design of Luke's Gospel

was to give an exhibition of the character and work of Christ as seen in his history till he was taken up from his disciples into heaven; and of the Acts, as its sequel, to give an illustration of the power and working of the gospel when preached among all nations, "beginning at Jerusalem."


With respect to a product, the overall appearance of the product resulting in a products appearance and its features.