Reading Sight, Meaningful Design


  • László Márfai Molnár University of West hungary


Meaning, Form, Function, Design, Society


In recent years, both spectacular outlook and the general strive for visual perfection have become standards in the field of common industrial design. If one looked around the product world of the 2010’s, one would say that nothing is as competent on this market as a new smart phone, a notebook, or basically anything with a fresh, “trendy†look – especially with a familiar logo and a hefty price tag on it. On the other hand, there is a new, slightly different methodology over the horizon – the class of things with specific meaning and message attached to them.

Author Biography

László Márfai Molnár, University of West hungary

Institute of Applied Arts


• Carlson, David(2012): Make Design Matter. BIS Publishers.

• Rawsthorn, Alice: Hello World: Where Design Meets Life (2013). Hamish Hamilton.

• Design Story – Samsung’s meaningful design accessibility-for-all/

• Goodwin,Clive: Case studies

• Petersen, Soren: Design for Meaning (Huffington Post article)

• The Verge Design & Tech meaningful-design

• Vitta, Maurizio (1989): The Meaning of Design, in: Victor Margolin (ed.): Design Discourse. Chichago: UCP.




How to Cite

Molnár, L. M. (2015). Reading Sight, Meaningful Design. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 3(6). Retrieved from