April 10, 2024, 5:43 pm

Design dictionary

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

Design dictionary

[ Intuition ]

Intuition from latin Intuitio, the ability to understand or know something immediately based on your feelings rather than facts


Intuition is an idea that springs up without us really knowing why. It is often the result of an intimate and sensitive knowledge of the environment.

In design, intuition is the ability to detect and perceive needs and problems in a new context. Intuition is also the capacity to foresee concepts, ideas, forms, or technical solutions. 

At Meaningful, intuition is often based on the designers' own experience and on various sources of inspiration from immersion phases (benchmarking of similar solutions, user or expert interviews) or regular monitoring  (exhibition visits or expert conferences). The first intuition is embodied by concepts before being prototyped and tested. One of design's greatest strengths is to reconcile intuition and reason.

Useful quote

"It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover. To know how to criticize is good, to know how to create is better"
Henri Poincaré, Mathematician.

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