Yugum ChaudharyDesigner | Engineer
“Everything is design, Everything!”
– Paul Rand
What is design? Maybe everything is design! If you look around, you can find numerous things that are magnificently crafted. The base of such amazing products? A brilliant design. From the bookshelf that holds all those books that stand close to your heart to the user interface of the device on which you are reading this article, design is omnipresent. Everything in this world is designed and redesigned.
As a designer, often when I go out, I notice small intricate details in things that most people would most probably overlook – like how the handles of the doors of a car are designed, so that you can grab and pull them with the minimum effort. This noticing of every detail by my design inspired brain has often helped me in understanding things better.
Design is often neglected and looked down upon because people don’t realise how important of a role it plays in our day-to-day life. Pretty sure that it wouldn’t have escaped your notice that there is not a single thing in the market that is not designed or doesn’t have an influence of design on it. From a product catching your attention; to a chair being comfortable, everything is the outcome of a good design.
Most of you might be intrigued if the design process is a cakewalk. No, it isn’t because it takes years for one to develop design thinking. Design thinking is something that helps everybody in all fields of life-from printing gift wrapping papers to drafting the blueprints of the new upcoming skyscraper. But can anyone be a designer? HELL YES!!
Design thinking as a skill is not just limited to designers but is something all great innovators, celebrities and other eminent personalities possess. The whole process of design revolves around exploring, ideating, and creating- this is the best thing about this field, it’s for everyone and about everyone.
Design thinking basically means solving problems creatively– understanding what a user requires in a product, and moulding it according to such customer oriented needs, through design. People often confuse design thinking with creativity. Design thinking is something in which we try to find the solution to the problems we faced while using any service or product, whereas creativity does not revolve around solving problems but just creating new things out of scratch. Though design thinking and creativity might sometime go hand in hand but in essence they are different- design thinking INVOLVES creativity, it is a part, not the base.
Design thinking is something that I believe should be a part of every human being, because it is this approach that helps you notice things that most of the other beings will look over, eye for detail, if I may. It provides you with an approach of thinking every setback as a problem and curating a solution for it, quite literally fostering the thinking- ‘nothing is impossible’.
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