《設計力創新》:設計的詞源

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《Design-Driven Innovation,設計力創新》Chapter 1 Design and Meaning

Klaus Krippendorff, Design Issues, 1989

The etymology of ‘design’ goes back to the Latin ‘de’ + ‘signare’ and means making something, distinguishing it by a sign, giving it significance, designating its relation to other things, owners, users or gods.
Based on this original meaning, one could say:   design is making sense (of things).

設計 (design) 的詞源可以追溯到拉丁文的 de 和 signare,意思是製造某個東西,並以符號讓他與眾不同,給予它意義,並界定這個東西與其他東西、擁有者、使用者或神祇的關係。
根據這個原意,我們可以說,設計是賦予 (事物) 意義。

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