design definitions

Designing is not a profession but an attitude. Design has many connotations. It is the organization of materials and processes in the most productive way, in a harmonious balance of all elements necessary for a certain function. It is the intergration of technological, social, and economical requirements, biological necessities, and the psychological effects of materials, shape, color, volume and space. Thinking in relationships.
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Co-Founder, Bauhaus

Design is an integrative process that seeks resolution (not compromise) through cross-disciplinary teamwork. Design is intentional. Success by design simply means prospering on purpose.
Michael Smythe, Partner, Creationz Consultants

The habit of calling a finished product a Design is convenient but wrong. Design is what you do, not what you’ve done.
Bruce Archer, The Guardian

Design is a learning experience. So my agenda is to figure out what I want to learn next.
Ayse Birsel, Industrial Designer and President, Olive1:1

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