The essences of Design

I created this a little while back, as a short poster to distribute online. Yet another personal attempt to articulate succinctly the wide range of definitions and purposes of Design as a compact yet visually tasteful statement.

Some of the key points:

** Design is a cultural, aesthetic, humanistic endeavor
** It’s a mode of inquiry and discourse
** It’s a strategic, tactical, and conceptual activity
** Politics is at the heart of design, creating change
** And it’s a powerful force for humanity

And of course all of this is subject to ongoing interpretation and evolving perspectives :-) But I believe it’s a good start…


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