The Idea behind the Design

Intention. Music has a melody, a novel has a plot, and architecture has an intention. Intention in design is  the basic driving force behind the direction of the design’s expression. It is the idea behind the design, and that which can assist the designer in making decisions and help to prevent those decisions from becoming arbitrary of based on the designer’s own subjective personal historic paradigm. With intention as the driving force a design may come “through” a designer rather than just “from” a designer.


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