Design vs. Designed - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Design

    A design is a construction or activity specification or plan, or the result of that plan in the form of a prototype, finished product, or process. "To design" as a verb expresses the process of developing such a design. In some cases, the direct construction of an object without an explicit prior plan (such as in craftwork and some engineering, coding, and graphic design) is also considered to be a design activity. The same word is also used for the broad discipline of design creation, which spans engineering and applied art. Major examples of design include architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns.The person or organization who produces a design is a "designer", which is also a term used for people who work professionally in one of the various design areas - usually specifying which area is being dealt with (such as a textile designer, fashion designer, product designer, concept designer, web designer (website designer) or interior designer). A designer's sequence of activities is called a design process while the scientific study of design is called design science.A design is often crafted to meet certain design goals and constraints, and is often expected to interact with a certain environment. Designs may take into account aesthetic, functional, economic, or socio-political considerations. The process of creating a design can be brief (a quick sketch) or lengthy and complicated, involving considerable research, negotiation, reflection, modelling, interactive adjustment and re-design.

Wiktionary

  • Design (noun)

    A specification of an object or process, referring to requirements to be satisfied and thus conditions to be met for them to solve a problem.

  • Design (noun)

    A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.

  • Design (noun)

    The composition of a work of art.

  • Design (noun)

    Intention or plot.

    "To be hateful of the truth by design."

  • Design (noun)

    The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.

  • Design (noun)

    The art of designing

    "Danish furniture design is world-famous."

  • Design (verb)

    To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.). from 17th c.

  • Design (verb)

    To plan (to do something).

    "The king designed to mount an expedition to the New World."

  • Design (verb)

    To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate. 16th-19th c.

  • Design (verb)

    To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.

  • Designed (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of design

  • Designed (adjective)

    created according to a design

  • Designed (adjective)

    Planned; designated.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Design (noun)

    a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made

    "he has just unveiled his design for the new museum"

  • Design (noun)

    the art or action of conceiving of and producing a plan or drawing of something before it is made

    "good design can help the reader understand complicated information"

  • Design (noun)

    the arrangement of the features of an artefact, as produced from following a plan or drawing

    "inside, the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe"

  • Design (noun)

    a decorative pattern

    "pottery with a lovely blue and white design"

  • Design (noun)

    purpose or planning that exists behind an action, fact, or object

    "the appearance of design in the universe"

  • Design (verb)

    decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), by making a detailed drawing of it

    "a number of architectural students were designing a factory"

  • Design (verb)

    do or plan (something) with a specific purpose in mind

    "the tax changes were designed to stimulate economic growth"

  • Designed (adjective)

    planned or conceived in detail or for a specific purpose

    "specially designed buildings"

    "the aircraft performed their designed functions well"

Webster Dictionary

  • Design

    To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.

  • Design

    To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.

  • Design

    To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.

  • Design

    To intend or purpose; - usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.

  • Design (verb)

    To form a design or designs; to plan.

  • Design (noun)

    A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.

  • Design (noun)

    A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; - often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.

  • Design (noun)

    Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.

  • Design (noun)

    The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.

  • Design (noun)

    The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Design (noun)

    the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan);

    "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

  • Design (noun)

    an arrangement scheme;

    "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"

    "it was an excellent design for living"

    "a plan for seating guests"

  • Design (noun)

    something intended as a guide for making something else;

    "a blueprint for a house"

    "a pattern for a skirt"

  • Design (noun)

    a decorative or artistic work;

    "the coach had a design on the doors"

  • Design (noun)

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

    "his intent was to provide a new translation"

    "good intentions are not enough"

    "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"

    "he made no secret of his designs"

  • Design (noun)

    a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something;

    "the design of a building"

  • Design (noun)

    the creation of something in the mind

  • Design (verb)

    make or work out a plan for; devise;

    "They contrived to murder their boss"

    "design a new sales strategy"

    "plan an attack"

  • Design (verb)

    design something for a specific role or purpose or effect;

    "This room is not designed for work"

  • Design (verb)

    create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner;

    "Chanel designed the famous suit"

  • Design (verb)

    make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

    "design a better mousetrap"

    "plan the new wing of the museum"

  • Design (verb)

    create designs;

    "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

  • Design (verb)

    conceive or fashion in the mind; invent;

    "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

  • Design (verb)

    intend or have as a purpose;

    "She designed to go far in the world of business"

  • Designed (adjective)

    planned or created in an artistic or skilled manner;

    "a beautifully designed dress"

    "some Italian designed sandals have cushioning"

  • Designed (adjective)

    done or made or performed with purpose and intent;

    "style...is more than the deliberate and designed creation"

    "games designed for all ages"

    "well-designed houses"

  • Designed (adjective)

    carefully practiced or designed or premeditated;

    "a studied reply"

  • Designed (adjective)

    organized so as to give configuration to;

    "a magnet is surrounded by a configured field"

    "a vehicle designed for rough terrain"

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