Wikipedia:WikiProject Industrial design/Box scope

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WikiProject Industrial design should be a descendent project of both WikiProject Visual arts (as is WikiProject WikiProject Graphic design among others) and, of WikiProject Technology (as is WikiProject Electronics among others). It will then have the value of uncluttering those other projects... It was born around Christmas 2009 (through Alainr345).


This WikiProject aims primarily to provide readers of Wikipedia a clear and consistent reference for Industrial design and its various components. Topics covered by this WikiProject include some, but not all, subcategories of the Category:Industrial design articles (in addition to all articles of that main category):

The ultimate goal of this project is to provide a comprehensive guide to Industrial design-related articles on Wikipedia.

Current goals[edit]

"List/Tag/Assess/Write/Maintain", that's our motto here!...

Note: Rationale for having a portal about Design (at large):

  • There once was a sketch for an Industrial Design portal: over a 3-year period, it was not brought up to speed;
  • On the other hand, there is a fully-operational Visual arts portal: but it does not cater especially (if at all) to the Design topic;
  • There is no Graphic design portal (although there is a Typography portal);
  • There is no Interior design portal (although there is an Architecture portal);
  • There are thousands of Wikipedia articles related to the topic of Design;
  • The conclusion of all of these facts is that having a separate Design portal is needed.
  • The Design portal should stick mostly to: Industrial design (about 1853 articles), Graphic design (174 articles + about 1000) and Interior design (about 932 articles) because...
    • Fashion design is already covered by the Fashion portal;
    • Automotive design is already covered by the Automobile portal;
    • Aeronautics is already covered by the Aviation portal;
    • Bicycle design is already covered by the Cycling portal;
    • Motorcycle design is already covered by the Motorcycle racing portal;
    • Naval architecture is already covered by the Ships portal;
    • Traditional decorative arts are already covered by the Visual arts portal;
    • Game design is already covered by the Video games portal;
    • Software design is already covered by the IT portal;
    • Urban/Environmental design is already covered by the Architecture portal;
    • Electronic design is already covered by the Electronics portal;
    • Costume/Scenic design is already covered by the Film portal.