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Systems Design?

Systems design is simply the design of systems versus the design of individual components. It implies a systematic and rigorous approach that can be scaled to projects of varying sizes and levels of complexity.

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3 images of National Parks Service Graphics elements
National Park Service Identity and Signage

From the SEGD archives, circa 2009: this project was a very important contribution to the National Park Service, which celebrated its centennial less than a month ago on August 25, 2016. With the help of a graphic identity that reflects the National Park Service mission, “America’s best idea” keeps getting better.

Lance Wyman's seminal 1968 Olympics Graphic Identity
1968 Mexico City Olympics
Jane Davis Doggett, Environmental Graphics Pioneer

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Systems Design?

Systems design is simply the design of systems versus the design of individual components. It implies a systematic and rigorous approach that can be scaled to projects of varying sizes and levels of complexity.

Systems design transcends individual design discipline and instead focuses on the process of defining the architecture, modules, components, interfaces, and staging of a project or product. It formalizes the steps and tasks required to complete a project.