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Why.. DeSigN..??

Why do we need DeSiGn ..? what is Design ..? How it evolved ..? And purpose of design..?

The 'why' will guide the 'what' and the 'how' | by Daniel Christian Wahl |  Activate The Future | Medium
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Whenever we listen to this world these are the questions that might come in our head . The Idea is much more simple as -design only means ‘Solving problems’. Over time the designs have been evolved are accepted as the way to solve problems in a much better and possible way.

Lets take an example of the daily used life , We all have used safety pins once in a time. This is the best design and fits in its functional aspect too ..and fulfils all the needs of the user and had followed the principle of MINIMILISM in all the aspect . According to me Walter Hunt(designer of safety pins) is one of the best designers of the times. As we see today his examples are accepted and are used since 1849 till now.

Similarly, coming to the field of architecture the houses that are first made are based according to the ideology ,that they solve the general problems of the human needs ie-safety and security. When we see all regions in the world, each and every country and island each state and each village has their own designs and are somewhat unique in their aspect and are functionally acceptable.

Going through in detail one by one

IGLOO are the examples which is fit for the colder regions,solve the problem of cold breeze, and also made from the Ice itself. The structure is also the best and it distributes the load according to surface active structure system .Moreover is accepted by people living there.

In areas of Gujrat in India ,we see Pol Houses, they are designed which serves as the protection from hot airs by providing a buffer zone between the earth and the house and also provides a ventillation which gives human comfort.

In Villages we generally see homes made up of the traditional Bamboo and straws which serves as the best for those people and are economical and they are vernacular .Also they ae also according to the cultural beliefs.

In this way the designs are born and they are evolved over time for the best functional requirements. All materialistic things are designed according to the needs. We see from small pen to the large Aeroplane all are made in order to solve the problems of our needs .

Lets talk about the Good and Bad Design

As telling the truth there is no such term like a Good Design or a Bad Design. All designs are good in their own terms. The ground on which it is seen is the criteria for judging any designs. Moreover ,As we all have heard the ideal gas in our schools in chemistry But in reality it does not exist at all . All are just assumed and in order to complete any reaction we just assume that the conditions are IDEAL .Similarly there is no Good Design , Its all the Game of mind and Designers which make a design good for people. Just designs are in the same way they just evolve over time and are made more functional and are guided by achieving all the problems and an approach to solve it.

This is also the foundation for the designers all over the world .This creates competetion among all of them. To strive for best .And in competetions all the participants are well informed and are experienced.They only play a hit and trial game .Which needs dedication and hardwork. Moreover luck also plays a major role.

Like the FATHER OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE-Louis S.Sullivan .We all have heard the term ‘FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION‘ which is coined by him only. He was just a man who used his weakness and made a new era and had formed the concept of DESIGN all over the world. He was a not so good in ornamenting a building (means decorating a building) Thus he was the most wise men he worked on his weakness and later his IDEA changed the whole world what we see today…Almost all designrs across the world follow him, from a small poster design to all the buildings.

He was a perfect designer according to me as he was a designer of his own life first and later he gave inspiration to all world for the Idea of Modernism..!! This is what the real meaning of design ,which should be adopted by all people and humanity all over the world..

So to conclude this we need to understand and change the philosophy of design which is more concept based and had shifted the main approach of the designers. As somewhere in the game of marketing and money Designers all over the world are becoming deoendent on concept based design. Which needed to be changed…!!!

Thankyou for giving your precious time and going through my views please do give your comments and like and share your opinions and ideas in the same!!!