Different Art Forms Within Design
Design is one of the three major branches of arts, which is commonly known as the visual arts. A design is a definite blueprint or map for the construction or realization of a thing or system, or even the resultant of that blueprint or map in the form of some manufactured object, model or process. The verb to design normally indicates the procedure of developing a design by applying techniques such as drafting, drawing, photography and so on. Some designers use computer-assisted design (CAD) programs to develop designs.
Designers can be grouped into two broad categories according to the medium they work with: the digital designers who work with computer-based software, and the traditional artists who work with the older media such as painting, lithography, and the like. The difference between the two is that the modern designer mostly works with digital media while the traditional artist mostly works on the old media. The art forms in which designers perform include architecture, decorative arts, interior design, pop art, fine arts, multimedia arts, website design, costume design, performance studies, computer graphics, photographic art, literature and so on. Modern technology has made possible many new art forms such as augmented reality, web 2.0, 3D printing and so on.
App design belongs to another category of designers including the web designers who are involved in creating digital products or digital applications. They usually create applications for mobile devices such as smart phones, lap top computers, tablet computers and PDAs. A web designer is more concerned with the content or layout of a website than he is with its appearance. Web graphic design works include such things as illustrations, photos, images, animations, charts, diagrams and so on.