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Design as a noun informally refers to a plan for the construction of an object (as in architectural blueprints, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns) while "to design" (verb) refers to making this plan. No generally-accepted definition of “design” exists,[2] and the term has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). However, one can also design by directly constructing an object (as in pottery, cowboy coding and graphic design).

More formally, design has been defined as follows.

(noun) a specification of an object, manifested by an agent, intended to accomplish goals, in a particular environment, using a set of primitive components, satisfying a set of requirements, subject to constraints;
(verb, transitive) to create a design, in an environment (where the designer operates)

Here, a "specification" can be manifested as either a plan or a finished product and "primitives" are the elements from which the design object is composed.

More definitions of design:

"Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones." -- Herbert Simon, The Sciences of the Artificial, 1969

General:Hasdescriptionsource\r\nSimon 1969 (No Longer Available)

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