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Updated Dec, 13th 2012

Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprintsengineering drawingbusiness processcircuit diagrams and sewing patterns).[1] Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases the direct construction of an object (as in potteryengineeringmanagementcowboy coding andgraphic design) is also considered to be design.

More formally design has been defined as follows.

(noun) a specification of an object, manifested by an agent, intended to accomplish goals, in a particular environment, using a set of primitive components, satisfying a set of requirements, subject to constraints;
(verb, transitive) to create a design, in an environment (where the designer operates)[2]

Another definition for design is a roadmap or a strategic approach for someone to achieve a unique expectation. It defines the specifications, plans, parameters, costs, activities, processes and how and what to do within legal, political, social, environmental, safety and economic constraints in achieving that objective.[3]

Here, a "specification" can be manifested as either a plan or a finished product, and "primitives" are the elements from which the design object is composed.

With such a broad denotation, there is no universal language or unifying institution for designers of all disciplines. This allows for many differing philosophies and approaches toward the subject (see Philosophies and studies of design, below).

The person designing is called a designer, which is also a term used for people who work professionally in one of the various design areas, usually also specifying which area is being dealt with (such as a fashion designerconcept designer or web designer). A designer's sequence of activities is called a design process. The scientific study of design is called design science.[4][5][6]

Designing often necessitates considering the aestheticfunctional, economic and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable researchthoughtmodeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design.[7] Meanwhile, diverse kinds of objects may be designed, including clothing,graphical user interfacesskyscraperscorporate identitiesbusiness processes and even methods of designing.[8]

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