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Define Design

Define Design

Join the discussion and tell us how you define design by taking part in the design encyclopedia project.

Design has many definitions, but folks at the design encyclopedia project are more interested in your definition of design. Share your insights and in depth knowledge by defining design. The design encyclopedia project is a hybrid of wikipedia and urbandictionary, it is slightly formal but it is meanwhile open and more fun.
Unlike wikipedia, at design encyclopedia you can define your own design related words in a subjective way; before making a definition, choose from five options: 1. Subjective, 2. Scientific, 3. Encyclopedic. 4. Fun regulations. 5. Quotes You are obliged to choose the type of your definition before typing it, by default it is Subjective.
The subjective definitions is highly free, you can write whatever you think on a design related subject with a sincere and serious tone but not necessarily scientific or fun. If you want to include more outrageous thinking and freedom go for the Fun option where there are no restrictions at all, or choose scientific option for more serious definitions.
The Scientific definition is a bit like wikipedia, provide ability to add quotes, and support your arguments with facts. That is how the design encyclopedia differs from urban dictionary; there is fun as well as throughout knowledge supported by scientific facts. When reading each entry (a definition), you will have 4 tabs, where you could access the scientific, fun, encyclopedic or subjective info.
The Encyclopedic option is pretty straightforward, it is like the scientific one but without going into very much detail, i.e. concise. Could be paraphrasing of other encyclopedic entries or summary of the scientific and subjective definitions combined. After login, you can directly start your discussion by picking a topic or creating your own.
The Design Encyclopedia is also great for promotion, because you can provide a link to your webpages under each definition (not just profile), this way if some prospective client for example likes your definition they can visit your webpage to learn more about you. Likewise a design enthusiasts can also visit your page and share it with her friends.
Most importantly, press members could easily find your website and checkout your designs to feature. Indeed to make it easier, the system allows you to provide a link to your profile with designs as well as the ability to upload your own images when defining the terms related to design; i.e. you want to talk about great furniture design? Upload your best projects to demonstrate what makes it a great furniture design.
Quotes is an interesting property of the design encyclopedia, here you can define your own quotes related to a topic. The fun fact is that, there is a generator program which will turn your quotes into perfect images, you can then send and share these images in your social channels. It is great for publicity and letting people know about your name!
After registration, you are also asked to select and invite up to 10 practicing industrial designers, professors, students and design enthusiasts or companies to participate and follow your conversation. Send them your definitions and quotes. The system will invite them only once, but this is indeed great for the viral spread about your information, as well as others' who contribute with their own ideas.
Here are some information about encyclopedias, not particularly on design. Encyclopedia also spelled encyclopaedia or encyclopædia is a type of reference work or compendium holding a comprehensive summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge. Design Encyclopedia therefore is a compendium of design knowhow.
Design encyclopedias are divided into articles or entries, which are usually accessed alphabetically by article name. Since the Design Encyclopedia is an online project it is also possible to use search, browse or random functions. Design Encyclopedia entries are longer and more detailed than those in most dictionaries and other references.
Generally speaking, unlike design dictionary or taxonomy entries, which focus on linguistic or prior research information about words and their definition, the design encyclopedia articles focus on factual information to cover the design related issue or concept for which the article name stands; it is not just what it is, but also how it is, when it is etc.
The modern encyclopedia was developed from the dictionary in the 18th century. Historically, both encyclopedias and dictionaries have been researched and written by well-educated, well-informed content experts, but they are significantly different in structure. The first Design Encyclopedia project is the first structured design encyclopedia.
A design dictionary is a linguistic work which primarily focuses on alphabetical listing of design related words and their definitions. Synonymous words and those related by the subject matter are to be found scattered around the dictionary, giving no obvious place for in-depth treatment.
Thus, a design dictionary typically provides specific information, analysis or background for the design related word defined. While the design dictionary may offer a definition, it may leave the reader lacking in understanding the meaning, significance or limitations of a term, and how the term relates to a broader field of knowledge.
Design encyclopedia article is typically not limited to simple definitions, and is not limited to defining an individual word, but provides a more extensive meaning for a subject or discipline. In addition to defining and listing synonymous terms for the topic, the article is able to treat the topic's more extensive meaning in more depth and convey the most relevant accumulated knowledge on that subject.
The Design encyclopedia article also often includes many maps and illustrations, as well as bibliography and statistics. The online design encyclopedia further includes personal and subjective information as well as fun content to make the encyclopedia more appealing to its users. Design Encyclopedia is a new form of the encyclopedia where information retrieval becomes simpler.
Did you know that lexicography is the art or craft of compiling, writing and editing dictionaries as well as it is the scholarly discipline of analyzing and describing the semantic, syntagmatic and paradigmatic relationships within the lexicon; vocabulary of a language, developing theories of dictionary components and structures linking the data in dictionaries, the needs for information by users in specific types of situation, and how users may best access the data incorporated in printed and electronic dictionaries.
Did you know that Taxonomy is the practice and science of classification. The word is also used as a count noun: a taxonomy, or taxonomic scheme, is a particular classification. Originally taxonomy referred only to the classifying of organisms or a particular classification of organisms. In a wider, more general sense, it may refer to a classification of things or concepts, as well as to the principles underlying such a classification. Taxonomy is different from meronomy which is dealing with the classification of parts of a whole.
Did you know that typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make the language it forms most appealing to transparent learning and recognition. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning). Checkout design dictionary to discover many other words that you might not heard of, or to those that you would prefer to redefine.

This article was added on Thursday, 3rd of July, 2014 at 04.28 am by author Frank Scott Tags: define design, design encyclopedia, design wiki, design dictionary, design almanac. Read our copyright policy here.




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