Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns). Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases, the direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering, management, coding, and graphic design) is also considered to be design.
Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic, and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design. Meanwhile, diverse kinds of objects may be designed, including clothing, graphical user interfaces, skyscrapers, corporate identities, business processes, and even methods of designing.
Thus "design" may be a substantive referring to a categorical abstraction of a created thing or things (the design of something), or a verb for the process of creation, as is made clear by grammatical context.

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  1. DangerDog

    The Glock 57. WOW!

    The Glock 57. Chambered in the 5.7x28 round. How 'bout that.
  2. C

    Retro-modern plate carrier design

    Hypothetical question. What if the US Military never adopted MOLLE, but instead kept ALICE/LBV systems? We see something similar in concept with this design for an USMC modular LBV; And we see an armor vest with the...
  3. C

    New pack fabric to play with, what secondary color should I go with?

    Picked up 2 yards of this 500D fabric, the ebay seller photos showed a more green shade than what I got, so it isn't gonna be used for tactical gear.. but it's useful for a backpack that doesn't look tactical. Clockwise from top right; BP Green 500D Rockywoods 500D Ranger Green Ebay 500d...
  4. ATCclears

    Resilient design
  5. 41mag

    Inquiry on CZ P10c trigger design

    Any p10c owners comments?
  6. Reno

    Research and design...

    Just remember, next time you hear a company state they charge $1,000.00 plus for a tube of steel and aluminum, maybe some nice nickel alloys, it’s to fund their research and design. Definitely not to fund their large marketing budget. Yes, definitely not for funding marketing at all.
  7. Caveman Jim

    Design and building a reloading room

    Howdy guys, the next step in Old cavemans life is to design and build my dedicated reloading/gun room. I've got it drawn out on graph paper to the inch and have a few questions about the flooring. EDIT... 1) Vinyl, engineered hardwood or carpet. Since it's going to be in my shop it has a...
  8. CountryGent

    Col Chinn's (Free) 5-Volume Opus on Machine Guns

    This appears to be an interesting set of reference material. The free PDF version he mentions can be found here or here.
  9. ATCclears

    427-year-old mouse trap design

  10. Vorpalis

    Advice on getting a foot in the door of the gun industry

    About three years ago I finally discovered my calling in life: to design and build firearms. Ever since then, I've been trying to get my foot in the door every chance I get – almost any position would do to start – but so far I've been unsuccessful, so I'm reaching out here for ideas. I've...
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