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Design Constraints

Q: Does the creation of design admit constraint?
A: Design depends largely on constraints.

Q: What constraints?
A: The sum of all constraints. Here is one of the few effective keys to the design problem – the ability of the designer to recognize as many of the constraint as possible – his willingness and enthusiasm for working within these constraints – the constraints of price, of size, of strength, balance, of surface, of time, etc.; each problem has its own peculiar list.

Q: Does design obey laws?
A: Aren’t constraints enough?

An interview with Charles Eames. Eames Design. The work of the office of Charles and Ray Eames

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