Indian Furniture and Finishes

Introduction Furniture is a commodity that every house requires. Good artisans make furniture that is appealing to the eyes and tastes of users. The quality of skill that Indian designers use in making their furniture is very appealing, and people compete for their products in the whole world. The designers make furniture from wood, metals, […]

The Most Challenging Aspects of Graphics Design

Abstract Evidence of improved learning outcomes when incorporating creative problem solving in the learning process can actually be seen in graphical design students who incorporate proper message delivery, research, conceptualization and understanding the audience. It is based on this that this section explores the personal and professional impact of the study and helps to reveal […]

Omega Watches

Audacity and Inventiveness of Omega: Blurring the Line between the Ordinary and the Luxury Of all accessories, watches have been neglected for an insultingly long time. Though impressive changes have occurred to fashion in general and fashion for women in particular, there is still enough room for being creating in watches design, and the Omega […]

Graphic Design in the Internet Communications: Let the Art Envelop the Whole World

The Importance of Graphic Design Related to Internet Communication Since recently, Internet and its specifics have become an integral part of people’s everyday lives, making the boundary between the virtual reality and the everyday world merge to a practically unnoticeable line. However, it cannot be denied that, despite the seeming similarity, the real and the […]

The floor plan of a proposed spa

Introduction The purpose of this assessment is to examine and critically review the floor plan that has been presented for assessment by an architect for the purposes of facilitating guest satisfaction and profitability when the spa is finally built As it is, there are several partitions in the current design which are a mechanical room, […]

Evaluation of Lighting Design

The design of interior lighting systems in any architectural space is of utmost importance (Binggeli, 2013). The finishing of an architectural space has to be aesthetic. Thus, it is only possible to achieve such a finishing with proper interior lighting systems (Diprose & D’Aprano, 2008). More so, the light intensity and color should match with […]

Victorian and Modern Corsets

Introduction Corsets have a long and amazing history. They have survived historical moments to the current time. Over time, they have continuously been modified to shape the bodies of women into what the society expects them to appear like. During the Victorian era, corsets were not only body shapers, but also indicators of a woman’s […]

Corporate Branding

Corporate branding refers to a form of branding aimed at making customers see the relationship between a corporation’s name and its entire advertising procedures. Success of corporate branding enables the customers to relate the name of a corporation with satisfactory experiences and uniqueness whenever they see or hear it. Regardless of the services or products […]

Alexander McQueen: A Bibliography

Introduction Alexander McQueen is regarded as the most significant British fashion figure. Beginning his career at the tender age of 17, McQueen was able to accomplish great success at an early age and by the time he was 27 years old, he had gained worldwide repute for his fascinating designs. For two decades, he was […]

Vogue magazine cover image

Introduction The cover of Vogue magazine that was issued in April has stirred different perceptions among the moderators and the general public. Ethnic and racial issues have been debated by different personalities in relation to cover image of the magazine. James, a well known basket ball star is paired with Jezel who is a top […]

Design Activism to Contemporary Designers

Introduction Designing have attracted a quite large number of people, which offer beneficial professional for many people. Sometimes designers undertook some projects without considering the consequences to the people affected by such projects. Therefore, there were endless tussled between the projects developers and the directly affected communities where the projects took place. Fortunately, this profession […]

Colour and Design

Introduction Colour is important in any image since it conveys different meanings when different combinations of it are used. Image texture, colour intensity, proximity of different hues, and the shape of the parts that contain certain colours govern the way the image is perceived by the observer. Different parts of the image convey different pieces […]

Flash multimedia project

Introduction This essay critically assesses and analyses a Flash multimedia project by drawing on some distinguishing features based on Flash Project site at The Planet Zero (http://the-planet-zero.com/). The essay also demonstrates principles and theories of multimedia that apply in this project. The core idea of the project The Planet Zero Project emphasises zero emission of […]

Design and Craft

Introduction Design and Craft are terms which are commonly used interchangeably although they differ in meaning. Craft is technique believed to have evolved many years ago, and it is still in existence. The oxford dictionary defines craft as a capability to generate and organize items by the use of intellectual power, force, strength, ingenuity and […]

Culture of Design

Brand vs. identity A brand refers to the functional associations that the customers attribute to the product depending on their expectations of its performance. The brand is concerned with the attributes that make the product to appear unique from the customer’s perception (Adrian 2000). Once the customer identifies a certain brand, he or she can […]

Interior Design

Interior design is a multidimensional profession that entails the application of creative and technical skills in an interior space to create an effective environment that can accommodate a range of human activities (National Council for Interior Design Qualification, 2004). These undertakings are not only meant to be of visual value, but are also meant to […]

The Insights into Technology That are Valuable for Designers

Innovate or evaporate. This is the modern business imperative that has summed up the current competitive trends being experienced in the business world. As Marchal established, in addition to securing the time to market, improve quality and cost, manufacturers are now forced to focus on innovation (1). Innovation was universally defined by most scholars as […]

Dajoji Inc.’s Obsession with Functionality has a New Design; Organic Cotton Chef’s Jackets

Vancouver based Dajoji Inc. has unveiled a new design of chef jackets made of organic cotton, with the aim of redefining sustainability in restaurant kitchens. Dajoji Chef Jackets brings eco-fashion awareness on kitchen apparel. Dajoji Chef Jackets are also stylish and as well as having enhanced functionality to improve the chef’s performance in the kitchen. […]

Designing a vehicle

Introduction Design and development of a new system or product requires certain procedures and development stages before it finally becomes a product. Design and development of a product or system is a technical process. Design is the process which revolves around its look, its overall style, as well as other issues that make up the […]

Video series “Objectified”

Introduction The primary focus of the video series “Objectified” is the impact of design on the everyday life of an individual. It analyzes different perspectives of the importance of design and how it influences perception, innovation and above all changes in the way in which people interact with objectives in their surroundings. Furthermore it questions […]

The Design Prototype of Kiosk

Having just finished sketching a new universally accessible kiosk for the London underground, I am going to build and test a prototype in 1 hour. It is really important to build and test a prototype for a particular period of time which allows to consider the typical environment conditions which are going to be present […]

The Concept of Design Icons

Abstract The concept of design has evolved along the same lines as human civilization. Perhaps this is the paramount aspect that has contributed to the evolution of design both as utilitarian and functional concept. Equally, the very dynamics of design is thus correlated to environment this is testified by the diverse artistic designs that have […]

What is meant by “wicked problems of design”?

In his article, Richard Buchanan quotes Rittel as having defined wicked problems as “a class of social system problems which are ill-formulated, where the information is confusing, where there are many clients and decision makers with conflicting values, and where the ramifications in the whole system are thoroughly confusing” (“Wicked Problems In Design Thinking” 15). […]

High Tech Materials and Designs

The industrial revolution ushered in an era of technology growth that has over the years changed according to human needs. Every period in time has had unique problems that people have used technology to solve. All fields that help the optimum functioning and survival of humanity on the planet have been undergoing technological evolutions that […]

Aesthetics of Ceramic Design in Various Countries

Introduction Ceramic design encapsulates various types of practice from outstanding and talented makers who create valuable artifacts to product designers who introduce refined pottery and porcelain with regard to cultural and social environment. Between ancient and modern ceramic work, there is a great gap due to the social and political changes that are constantly occurring. […]

Design Trends in the 21st Century

The most exciting thing about the course Among the variety of courses offered to the students, it is hard to define the one that excites the most because each subject has its own positive and negative aspects. However, talking this particular course, it is possible to identify several aspects which turn out to be rather […]

Art and Design: A Review of the Renaissance, 17th-18th centuries and 21st Century design trends

Personal Reflection The study of design and its evolution through the ages is very intriguing. The study of various trends and how they compare to each other has certainly made this semester exciting and intriguing. “Classification relies on time and space” is a statement that has echoed out throughout the whole semester and has made […]

How can a visual language be composed

Visual language To communicate effectively, the parties to a communication need to understand the language used in the communication; communication can be verbal or non-verbal. Non-verbal communication involves the use of signs, symbols, and gestures, which has some implied meaning to the parties of a communication. Visual language is the use of visual design whose […]

Science Center NEMO: New Look

Introduction Several years ago many people argued that business and design do not go hand in hand. For instance, Richard Sapper, German designer, stated that in many firms “design decisions are in the hands of people without the slightest knowledge of the subject”. [1] Nowadays corporations address professionals to make their spaces profitable. It is […]

The role of the graphic designer in today’s society

In today’s society, graphic designers carry out a myriad of artistic and professional services, which center on visual communication and presentation. Graphic designers normally employ different techniques to develop symbols, images, and/or words that create a visual representation of ideas and messages in areas such as market research, corporate identity/branding, poster design, advertisements, book layouts, […]

Rhetoric in design

Abstract Aristotle, the world’s illustrious genius is the one who discovered and put into perspective the three rhetoric devices namely ethos, pathos and logos. Rhetoric is credible art of making persuasive appeal to the potential audience through deliberate use of argumentative convincing language. This essay puts in to perspective the use of rhetoric literal devices […]

Identity, Ideology, and Design

Introduction Construction of identity is one of the main prerequisites of uniqueness and individuality, thus posing a huge number of challenges in the modern processes of globalization occurring within the framework of architecture, design and art. Watson (n.d.) notes the extreme complexities that designers face in the conditions of internationalization and modernization, emphasizing the vulnerability […]

Designer Zuzana Licko

Zuzana Licko is one of the most prominent type designers in the USA. This designer has created a number of fonts which are now used excessively. She is also a co-founder of a designer magazine ÉmigrĂ© (Dover 9). She and her husband run a company selling typefaces and producing ceramics, T-shirts, etc. (Dover 9). Notably, […]

Car Design from 1950-2000

Introduction Car design is a way of making both outside and inside of an automobile in a style, which integrates shape of the car with its mechanical ability. Automotive design involves vehicle development in the way it appears which includes its ergonomics. The design elements are usually divided into three important areas: one is the […]

Use and Design of Company Websites for Storefront, Orders, Information, Customer Service, Communication, Job Applicants, Potential Clients

Introduction Background of the study Often, emerging businesses demands information flow and dimensional communication systems modeled in websites. Websites are an essential tool for marketing, purchase, recruitment, customer services, and communication. Across the globe, small, median and large business organizations have embraced the essence of owning a website from which all its activities are centralized. […]

Gesture in Drawing and Form

The magazine “Ceramics Monthly” contains an article called “Gesture in Drawing and Form” by Mel Griffin and it shows how a drawing is being made on a household item. I chose this article because it shows how to make a unique design on a regular plate. As a lot of people do not have close […]

iRobot Vacuum Cleaner

Everyone desires to use least time possible and achieve high efficiency in accomplishing any task. Human labor often fails to achieve such desires due to poor time management skills and inherent nature of suffering exhaustion while trying to accomplish tasks. To cater for flaws in human nature, human beings have embarked on manufacturing and using […]

Fashion designers

This paper is aimed at examining the main elements involved in the artistic process. In particular, it is necessary to focus on the work of fashion designers. The main difficulty is that there is no universal pattern that can accurately describe their activities. This is one of the main peculiarities that can be identified. On […]