There has been a lot of conversation lately about the definition of design, design vs. art, etc. Well, I shouldn’t say lately, I think the conversation has been going on for a while now. It would be fun to get you the people to contribute your ‘nawlij on this and post your definition of design, and or design vs. art.
Here are some starters for you
Eames – [design is] “A plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best accomplish a particular purpose.”
Steve Jobs – “In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.”
Here is one of my faves, and more than one person claims to have come up with it – “The cultural appropriation of technology”
One thing that I will throw out there that should reduce your chances of being suckerpunched in the back of the studio… are you talking about Design or Industrial Design?