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Outline of design

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Outline of design

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to design:

Design – as a noun informally refers to a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawing, business process, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns) while “to design” (verb) refers to making this plan.[1]


  • Design professions 1
  • Design approaches and methods 2
  • Design activities 3
    • Designing objects 3.1
    • System design 3.2
    • Design tools 3.3
    • Environments and experiences 3.4
    • Impact of design 3.5
  • Design organizations 4
    • Studying design 4.1
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Design professions

Design approaches and methods

Design activities

Designing objects

System design

Design tools

Environments and experiences

Impact of design

Design organizations

Studying design

See also


  1. ^ See dictionary meanings in the Cambridge Dictionary of American English, at (esp. meanings 1-5 and 7-8) and at AskOxford (esp. verbs).

External links

  • Design Search Engine
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