An interesting design episode has been reported by the online magazine Scroll here.
Government of India, confronted by a petition in the Madras High Court, has claimed that the use of the Devnagari numerals on the new note design of Rs 2000 is nothing but a “design” feature.
Pic Courtesy : Scroll
By this, the government probably means that this is an aesthetic element that bears no functional value. This is a definition of ‘design’ that the Centre has to revisit.
All frivolous forms are not design.
Design is not frivolous.
There’s more to design than just aesthetics.