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Problem solving is the foundation of design. The very first issue addressed when presented with a design project, from a space to an object, is the basic need or problem. I need to sit. I make a chair. I need a home. I build a house. Addressing these problems is the root of what a designer does.
The practice of design is process. It is the creation and evolution of an idea through visualization and representation. Process is how a designer engages with the problem through research, drawing, diagrams, discussion, modeling, back and forth and always changing. From the initial idea to the completion of a project, design is how you get from the beginning to the end.
The goal of design is communication. The user should have an intuition about the space or object. They shouldn’t have to guess how to to sit in a chair or question whether or not it is a chair. They should sit and be comfortable in doing so. This is done by communicating to the user through a visual language. Every design project creates and refines it’s own dialect of this language, giving the user a sense of joy and fulfillment.