What Design Means
“Design” means the appearance of a product in whole or in part. It may consist, for instance, in the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture and/or materials of the product itself and/or its ornamentation. Designs are virtually everywhere. Apart from the appearances of physical objects, they can be found in logos, computer icons, typefaces, artwork, maps, web designs, and many more. Features of appearance only dictated by technical function are not considered as designs.