Scientists identify components of existing structures, designers shape components of new structures

“Scientists try to identify the components of existing structures, designers try to shape the components of new structures.” - Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander

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One Response to Scientists identify components of existing structures, designers shape components of new structures

  1. [...] as well as martial arts poomsae. Creating and shaping patterns, structures is part of design. Inspire UX had a great quote a few days ago “Scientists try to identify the components of existing [...]