Design knowledge is the body of knowledge associated with design professions such as graphic design, product design and user experience design. The following are common types of design knowledge.
The culture, schools of thought and philosophy surrounding design.Guidelines and rules of thumb that are useful to design such as form follows function or less is a bore.Common thought processes that go into design.
Knowledge related to color such as colorimetry, color models and color harmony.
Composition & LayoutMethods of arranging elements of a design such as the idea of dominance, symmetry and unity.
Techniques for designing user interfaces.Techniques for designing products, processes, services, events and environments that are pleasing to users.
MethodsProcesses and methods for developing designs such as requirements analysis and prototyping.
Methods for developing designs that have a positive impact on the environment and quality of life.Designing things to endure over time in a variety of real world conditions.
Safety by DesignThe practice of reducing risks to human health with design.
Human FactorsTechniques for designing to the edges.
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An overview of color theory.
Definitions of color theory.
The study of color mixing and the visual effects of color.
Colors that can't be seen under normal circumstances.
Why colors match or clash.
The definition of color.
A definition of color symbolism with examples.
A definition of sensory design with examples.
An overview of the colors of the rainbow including a few common myths.
A large collection of color palettes.
A list of design thinking techniques with examples.
A definition of silent design with a few examples.
An overview of design driven organizations, development and innovation.
A list of common creative thinking techniques.
The common types of design innovation.
The definition of speculative design with examples.
The definition of design fiction with examples.
An overview of critical thinking with examples.
The definition of visual thinking with examples.
The definition of abstract concept with examples.
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