GENRES | PRINCIPLES | PLATFORMS | PHILOSOPHYS
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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.
ACCESSORYFashion 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.
ADORNMENTDecorative elements on clothing, head-dresses, etc. Can also be part of the garb of a cultural community.
ARCHITECTUREIs both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
BOTANICALBotanical 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.
BEAUTYBeauty 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.
CULINARYCulinary 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.
FASHIONFashion design is the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories.
INDUSTRIALIndustrial 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.
INTERIORInterior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment.
JEWELRYJewelry design is personal ornaments, such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, that are typically made from or contain jewels and precious metal.
LANDSCAPELandscape 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.
LIGHTINGLighting 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.
PRODUCTProduct 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.
SOUNDSound 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.
TEXTILETextile 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.
TRANSPORTATIONTransportation design blends creative design and styling skills with elements of engineering, ergonomics and marketing.
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.
Philosophy of design is the study of assumptions, foundations, and implications of design. The field is defined by an interest in a set of problems, or an interest in central or foundational concerns in design.