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Three Aspects of Design

In Herbert Simon’s famous quote, “Design is not a profession; it is a fundamental human activity.” While some might consider designing a professional pursuit, it is an everyday practice that can be found in all walks of life. Here are some examples of everyday activities that involve design. Read on to learn more. This article will cover three aspects of design: meaning, practicality, and problem-solving. In addition, we’ll explore some of the many forms of design.

It solves a problem

Good design solves a problem for the end-user. COVID-19 is a pandemic, and our target audience is front-line workers. To make an app successful, the problem must be a meaningful one for your end-user. Then, you need to find a way to make it meaningful for them, too. Here are some ideas. How can you make a design that is meaningful to frontline workers?

It is practical

Practical Design seeks to achieve the best possible results while focusing on the project’s initial need and purpose. It encourages sensitivity to context and location, which helps define the design criteria and avoids shifting the burden to others. In addition, practical design is focused on reducing the cost of construction and maintenance of buildings and other structures, while still delivering a quality end product. The most common example of practical design is building renovations.

It is not just about aesthetics

While it’s often assumed that design is about beauty, it has much more to do with communication and usability. While aesthetics are important to convey messages, people don’t evaluate functionality until they have used a product or service. Aesthetics can help make a product or service more useful. And since we humans are visual creatures, aesthetics can create trust. For example, a simple portable restroom rental service introduced in Ghana used color, branding, messaging, and visual presentation to introduce itself to locals.