LOGIC AND DECORATION IN DESIGN

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1) Logic

i) Science of reasoning
ii) Anything not contravening the laws of Thinking
iii) Correctly reasoned
iv) Defensible on grounds of consistency
v) Good sense
vi) Rational
vii) Judicious
viii) Obvious

  • We should understand Design as the process to conceive that which does not exist.
  • While absolute originality may be in question, each designer tries to create something new.
  • Such creativity requires thinking, rethinking and still greater probes and revisits on the idea that starts the chain of thinking.
  • Over time with experience, a designer learns to argue and question himself attempting each project of higher complexity the original thinking to polish the initial thoughts that started the thinking process.
  • The process of design thus starts with an idea that, by extensive thinking culminates into the making of a thing.
  • It is natural that this thinking can not be senseless or chaotic but will have to follow a system and order that will be best devised by the designer.
  • Systems, as we are aware, are based on method and proper reasoning and hence need to be logical.
  • Design thus needs to be a logical process.
LOGIC IN DESIGN
  • The systematic and logical arrangement of elements, by nature makes up the whole world.
LOGIC IN DESIGN ONE
  • Observe the logical sequencing to the process of addition to complete a design in the next few slides.
LOGIC IN DESIGN TWO
  • It is the arrangement of petals which is inconsonance with the shape of the dish that makes this decoration/design systematic, logical and beautiful. There will always have to be logic in beautiful designs.
LOGIC IN DESIGN THREE
  • The shape, size and placement of switches, socket and assembly is based on the logic of use by the human hand.
LOGIC IN DESIGN FOUR
  • A single lever faucet is a logical answer to convenience of use. Turn left or right for hot or cold and up or down to increase or decrease of flow of water. Logical….no?
LOGIC IN DESIGN FIVE
  • Note the shape, size and placement of elements of the composition.
  • All of these are a logical answer to the shape of the human body, body posture and the features required to make the use of this contraption a source of beauty and comfort. A logical answer to the need.
LOGIC IN DESIGN SIX
  • Here is another solution for a different body posture need. An answer to the need of the body to relax unlike the earlier solution that was designed for a working posture.
LOGIC IN DESIGN SEVEN
  • Here is a response to break away from all that is conventional, adding a new Logic to that which exists.
  • This creation could be an outcome of the desire to create something but could not have been done without logic and system.
LOGIC IN DESIGN EIGHT
  • An interesting answer to fulfill the expectation of the feel of flight for an airport design. A logical response to the users expectation.

2) Decoration

  • Decoration is something that is applied on a designed object.
  • The purpose of decoration is to enhance the quality of design.
  • It is different from design in the sense that it is applied on a design.
  • Nevertheless, even a decoration is designed.
  • Decoration may not be as functional as the design but may kill the design if incorrectly or badly applied.
  • Sometimes the decoration is the design.
DECORATION IN DESIGN
  • The surface treatment on the designed and constructed objects enhances the pleasure in the using of the objects.
DECORATION IN DESIGN ONE
  • The decorations on these objects make the objects eye catching and beautiful.
  • The decoration would, however, be meaningless if the design of the objects was not good.
DECORATION IN DESIGN TWO
  • Here the terms Design and Decoration merge to form nearly one.

i) After an exposure to these visuals and text, a reasonable understanding of Unity, Variety, Hierarchy and Movement used in the creation of compositions should have developed in your mind.
ii) There would have come the realization that these are not just words but very meaningful expressions for creating beauty – a prime task for an architect.
iii) The terms logic and decoration would have taken a new meaning for you by now.
iv) It is important that these terms be not seen as just words but meaningful expressions to be used in design.


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