Lexicon Week Three

System– “a coordinated body of methods or a scheme or plan of procedure,” or “an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole” (dictionary.com). When it comes to defining system in general it is easy, we all are part of various systems: a government system, school systems, etc. But in a arts context I am less sure of its definition. It would still have to do with parts coming together to create a whole, or a way of doing something, but I cannot think of a specific example that would make sense in the context of this class.

Transparency– openness, honesty, ability to see through something physically, easy to tell how something or someone works. It is utterly important to our current society. People, agencies, schools need to be transparent. In the physical context, it is the ability to see through something (which could relate to some design aspects). Transparent can be used in different ways in various contexts.

Quality– Something we all want. Quality can be somewhat relative, what is quality to some can be judged as not good enough by others. It is a measure of a product, if something has a higher quality, it is more valuable. If a printed poster is a higher quality, it costs more. But if something is not a quality product people will pay less for it or assume it is cheap and not worth much.

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