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Design

  • By: Chelsey Delaney Delaney
  • In: Encyclopedia of Humor Studies
  • Edited by: Salvatore Attardo
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Sociology of Culture

The field of design is organized into various disciplines and subdisciplines, such as architecture or fashion design; thus, design is characterized differently according to different types of designers. The following is a generally accepted universal definition: Design is the structuring of form with the aim to create an aesthetically and functionally sound system. This entry explains the difference between designing for play and designing for and with humor, gives an overview of how humor research can be applied within the stages of the design process, and briefly discusses how the adoption of different design philosophies regarding design artifacts can affect who (designer or audience) plays the role of the humorist.

Designing for Play

Designing for play is a term often used to describe the concept of designing ...

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