Design – Definition by Prof. Michael Hardt
In this lecture there are some interesting points about “what is design?”
– ‘design is to design the design of a design’
a general concept, an activity, a plan or intention, a finished outcome
To design is to plan, to order, to relate and to control.
That´s an interesting approach to think about for our design object.
We all say that functionality is one of the most important things in design. That can be the starting point for our object. We could take something which has no function or is very complicated and transform it into something functional, combined with other aspects like timeless, sustainable, authentic etc.
– Design is a creative process which integrates the physical qualities of a product with aesthetic considerations.
Design is both the result as end product and the process which creates the result.
Design as process deals with uniting such factors as technology, marketing, sales, recycling and disposal to create the balance between the commercial, immaterial and aesthetic values of a product.
– Design includes thinking and planning in order to give shape to things in a way that they can be manufactured, used and finally destructed.
Designers work within a humanistic tradition in the meeting between product and man and to an increasing degree with digital and human interaction.
Five factors are important:
Functionality, aesthetics, long range identity, cultural, political and ethical relations.
I read these definitions about design an thought of our group talk today. Does design really have to combine so many factors? Agree or disagree.