Design Is Systematic

This a second look at defining design. Previously, I selected language as one way to define design. That might not be your first thought. Well, how about this: Design is systematic.

This speaker series from Google Design gets people from design and creativity areas. Design systems use what we know to anticipate what we don’t know.

This video has interdisciplinary designers discussing the life cycle of a design system and how to create cohesive, harmonious products.

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Design Is Language

Define design. Tough assignment. I think it has many definitions. I found a few possibilities by way of Medium/Google. Here’ s one…

One possibility is that design is language.

You can study design, but perhaps it is encoded in us from childhood.

“…it shapes how we view the world and forms the foundation of culture. The words we choose uncover meaning, signal power, and construct relationships. Whether design should be ‘content first’ or whether copy and design should evolve together is a topic of debate, but what’s certain is that the intention and power of language [is] inextricably tied to context, visual or spoken.”

Their video looks at the sometimes subtle cues that certain language choices in products produce results or affect the user.