Philosopher Greg Bamford offers a definition of the activity of “Design”

 17th August 2021 at 6:15pm
Word Count: 93

Someone designs thing X at time t if and only if:

  1. She imagine or describes X at t
  2. While supposing that X at least partially satisfies some set of requirements R under conditions C and
  3. Satisfying R is a problem for which
  4. X is a novel or original solution

(TPOD p10 ¶2 L5)


design is the intentional solution of a problem by the creation of plans for a new sort of thing […] we can now define the noun “design” as the problem-solving plan generated by this activity.

(TPOD p10 ¶4 L3)


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