Design is Decision-Making

What is design? What does it mean to design something? What does it mean to be a designer? The last few weeks I’ve been thinking out loud about some specific design topics, but I’ve danced around the central question of what is design. I’d like to address that today.

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How To Be More Confident In Your Design Decisions

Earlier in the week I was talking about the subjective nature of design. I closed with the idea that you can’t really know if your designs and your design decisions are right or wrong or good or bad. You have to trust your judgement and be confident in your choices.

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Good Design Is Subjective

How does one arrive at a design solution? Is design the inevitable conclusion of applying objective principles to a problem or is it the end result of more subjective decision-making? Something in-between perhaps?

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How Design Principles Help You Make Design Decisions

Is there a sequence to apply design principles when creating a composition? That’s the question Mita asked in a comment on a recent post. With so many things to consider, should we apply certain principles before others?
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4 Principles That Lead To Better Design Decisions

I haven’t always made good decisions in life. At times the only way I could make a decision was to fail to make one. I wanted to know in advance the outcomes of the decisions I might make and without any way to determine those outcomes, felt paralyzed by the decision making process. Fortunately I no longer do that.
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