DESIGN
GENRES | PRINCIPLES |  PLATFORMS | PHILOSOPHYS

DESIGN GENRES

ACCESSORY
ACCESSORY

Fashion accessories are decorative items that supplement one's garment, such as shoes, costume jewelry, gloves, handbags, hats, belts, scarves, watches, sunglasses, pins, stockings, bow ties, leg warmers, leggings, neckties, suspenders, and tights.

ADORNMENT
ADORNMENT

Decorative elements on clothing, head-dresses, etc. Can also be part of the garb of a cultural community.

ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECTURE

Is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures.

BOTANICAL
BOTANICAL

Botanical design relates to plants, and botanical; plural noun: botanicals a substance obtained from a plant and used as an additive, especially in gin or cosmetics.

BEAUTY
BEAUTY

Beauty design refers to the beauty industry encompasses cosmetics, perfume, and products for skin and hair care. Beauty salons and spas are considered the service sector of the beauty industry. In addition, some economists include health clubs and cosmetic surgery in their definition of the market.

CULINARY
CULINARY

Culinary design has a long-standing place historically, yet currently a fascination has surfaced to a monumental heights. Some consider breaded fish and digging a hole in mashed potatoes to fill it up with sauce already as the premises of culinary design. What has changed, in recent years, is that designers have made it about their business. Their efforts and aim has become to add a new dimension to a product beyond the taste itself that would stimulate a desire and imagination.

FASHION
FASHION

Fashion design is the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories.

GARMENT
GARMENT

Everyday clothing mainly refers to workwear.

INDUSTRIAL
INDUSTRIAL

Industrial design is the professional service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer.

INTERIOR
INTERIOR

Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment.

JEWELRY
JEWELRY

Jewelry design is personal ornaments, such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, that are typically made from or contain jewels and precious metal.

LANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPE

Landscape design is an independent profession and a design and art tradition, practiced by landscape designers, combining nature and culture. In contemporary practice, landscape design bridges between landscape architecture and garden design.

LIGHTING
LIGHTING

Lighting design or a lighting designer (or LD) works with the director, choreographer, set designer, costume designer, and sound designer to create the lighting, atmosphere, and time of day for the production in response to the text, while keeping in mind issues of visibility, safety, and cost.

PRODUCT
PRODUCT

Product design as a verb is the process of creating a new product to be sold by a business to its customers. A very broad concept, it is essentially the efficient and effective generation and development of ideas through a process that leads to new products.

SOUND
SOUND

Sound design is the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements. It is employed in a variety of disciplines including filmmaking, television production, theatre, sound recording and reproduction, live performance, sound art, post-production, radio and video game software development. The sound design in an environment will impact people.

TEXTILE
TEXTILE

Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics. Textile designers are involved with the production of these designs, which are used, sometimes repetitively, in clothing and interior decor items.

TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION

Transportation design blends creative design and styling skills with elements of engineering, ergonomics and marketing.

URBAN
URBAN

Urban design is the process of giving form, shape, and character to groups of buildings, to whole neighborhoods, and the city. It is a framework that orders the elements into a network of streets, squares, and blocks.

DESIGN PLATFORMS

A platform is a group of technologies that are used as a base upon which other applications, processes or technologies are developed. Design platforms vary between history and genres.

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

The principles of design describe the ways that designers use the elements of design in a work of art/design. Balance is the distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, texture, and space. If the design was a scale, these elements should be balanced to make a design feel a certain way.

ALIGNMENT
ALIGNMENT
AXIS
AXIS
BALANCE
BALANCE
COLOR
COLOR
COMPOSITION
COMPOSITION
CONTRAST
CONTRAST
DEPTH
DEPTH
DIRECTION
DIRECTION
FRAMING
FRAMING
GRID
GRID
HIERACHY
HIERACHY
LINE
LINE
MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT
NEGATIVE SPACE
NEGATIVE SPACE
PROXIMITY
PROXIMITY
RANDOMNESS
RANDOMNESS
REPETITION
REPETITION
RULES
RULES
SCALE
SCALE
SIZE
SIZE
SPACE
SPACE
SYMMETRY
SYMMETRY
TEXTURE
TEXTURE
TRANSPARENCY
TRANSPARENCY
TYPOGRAPHY
TYPOGRAPHY
VALUE
VALUE

Value can be referred to as tone, is the relative lightness and darkness of an object. It has nothing to do with the price of design.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy of design is the study of assumptions, foundations, and implications of design. The field is defined by an interest in a set of solutions, or an interest in central or foundational concerns in design.

SUSTAINABILITY
SUSTAINABILITY

Environmentally Sustainable design is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of ecological sustainability. Content credit: Wikipedia

BIOPHILIC DESIGN
BIOPHILIC DESIGN

Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienates us from nature. Content credit: Biophilic Design.

DESTRUCTIVISM
DESTRUCTIVISM

Deconstructivism is a movement of postmodern architecture which appeared in the 1980's. It gives the impression of the fragmentation of the constructed building. It is characterized by an absence of harmony, continuity, or symmetry. Content credit: Wikipedia

REGENERATIVE
REGENERATIVE

Regenerative design is a process-oriented whole systems approach to design to design. The term "regenerative" describes processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials. Content credit: Wikipedia