About The Design Encyclopedia
Steve Rogers said, “Designing a product is designing a relationship.” Any good relationship is founded on getting to know the other person. Information about the person is crucial in building the relationship; in fact, it is the basis of any relationship. Just like any designs, information is important. A good design is good business, Thomas Watson Jr. once said. But a good design requires solid information. With the numerous search engines available and the growing reputation of Wikipedia, it is not easy to find a single source of graphic design information. We have high regards to designers all over the world and we understand the frustrations of an artist who is unable to find the information needed to come up with the best design.
This ultimately led to the creation of The Design Encyclopedia website. It started as a comment that became a discussion and eventually, after many conversations in the subway, led to the birth of the single comprehensive resource of graphic design information online, thedesignencyclopedia.org. The main purpose is to provide knowledge and information of everything about graphic designs. It uses the same principles as Wikipedia except that all information is about designs. The team secured the coding services of House of Pretty who customized the soul of the website out of DocuWiki. The House of Pretty conceived and created a strategic and code-based website that operates as a sounding board for The Design Encyclopedia. The website was launched last 2005 coinciding the AIGA’s 2005 National Design Conference in Boston. Since then, the site has generated hundreds of entries and references on the topic and is continually growing even up to this day. The site found its audience in trusty search engines that have grown to love our very own version of wiki, thedesignencyclopedia.org. With Design Encyclopedia, any designers around the globe have access to information that can inspire and motivate them to create their best work.