April 11, 2024, 1:19 am

Design dictionary

Here is a homemade lexicon crafted with love by the Meaningful team.

Design dictionary

[ Creation  ]

Creation from latin creatio (to create, to name) and its verb creare (to create, to reproduce, to beget, to produce).


If we look beyond the divine and the laws of nature, creation is a human action. Creation consists of producing something new, using the resources of the real world. It is present in many activities and practices, including design, fashion, architecture, science research, music composition, cooking, illustration and writing. It also takes various forms, from material and immaterial to even intellectual, event-based or industrial productions, etc. And it offers a new relationship with reality to satisfy human needs. Creation can be spurred by a need of social recognition, aesthetic appreciation, storytelling, philosophical reflection, political stance, technical comfort, etc. 

At Meaningful, the creation process inspires us and continually feeds our design practice. In our creation process, we leverage techniques from fine arts and design, such as drawing, visual narration, paper models, interactive prototyping, illustration, graphic design, animation, etc. From exploration to convergence, our clients and users participate in our solutions and creation process to imagine accessible, elegant, meaningful and valuable products and services.

Useful quote

« I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. »
Nikola Tesla

Browse the dictionary
Scroll to continue