The Origin of DesignBy Andy • 30/07/10 • Category: Design • Comments: No Comments
To find the ‘origin’ of ‘design’ we must first define ‘what is design?’
Design is at the heart of all known things. For something to exist surely it must of been designed, whether it be by a conscious human desire or by natures constant evolution? Everything is here for a reason and has been created to serve a specific purpose.
The most common preconception of design is of graphical imagery that has been produced using either the traditional method of drawing/painting or the modern digital alternative of a computer. Design is much more than this.
Take a look around you and everything you can see has been designed in some form or another. The plant in the corner of the room has been designed by nature with certain characteristics so that it can serve its purpose. The mouse you are using to navigate this site has been designed by a human to allow the user to control the cursor on the screen.
Taking in this into account, ‘the origin of design’ must be the beginning of time, or before?