Details are not the Details // a collection of thoughts on design

Module 1: Introduction to Design

As a designer, it is important to understand where the field of design originated, how it’s developed and evolved, and learn about the leaders and philosophies that have shaped the field. By understanding the core of design and expanding our exposure to theories of design, we can start to build our own perspectives, philosophies, and design styles.

For this Introduction to Design module, I designed this small booklet as an exercise of sense-making and perspective building. It is a beginner’s collection of inspiration to guide the learning process. 

The following pages capture my understanding and the philosophies that inspire me as of today, and I only hope that my thoughts will evolve as my understanding and practice of design deepens.