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Design Quiz

Questions About Design

  1. What does UX design mean?
  2. What model of electric guitar was designed by Leo Fender between 1952 and 1954?
  3. Which architect was once described by The Guardian as the "Queen of Curves"?
  4. English technical draughtsman Henry Beck is best remembered for creating what map?
  5. Designed in 1932 by British designer George Carwardine, what is the Anglepoise?
  6. Which four word state slogan was designed in the back of a taxi by American graphic designer Milton Glaser in 1976?
  7. Sir Alex Issigonis is best remembered for designing what?
  8. What term describes the small, intricate details added to a garment to enhance its appearance?

  9. Which sans-serif typeface was developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designers Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann?
  10. Which tech company is nicknamed Big Blue partly due to its 8-bar blue logo?
  11. Which New York building completed in 1930, is one of the most famous examples of Art Deco architecture?
  12. American artist Albert Baker is best known as the designer of what flag?
  13. Which Adobe product gives you the ability to customize photos and graphics?
  14. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott designed which iconic and familiar sight in the United Kingdom?
  15. The Victoria & Albert Museum displays one of the world's most instantly recognisable symbols of rock and roll, but what two body parts make up this Rolling Stones logo?
  16. What term in product design is the scientific discipline concerned with designing products to optimize comfort and usability for users?
  17. Hailed by The New Yorker as a "masterpiece of the 20th century", who designed the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao?
  18. Which French fashion designer is famous for fashion designs such as the iconic women's corset with cone bra?
  19. Can you name the highest profile British architectural award?
  20. What iconic product design was introduced by Kodak in 1888?
  21. Rene Lalique was best known for his creations in what material?
  22. Paul Fuller is best known for his classic jukebox designs for which company in the 1930s and 1940s?
  23. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is known for which term relating to the minimalist design philosophy?
  24. Which mathematical ratio found in nature and architecture is a guide for designers?
  25. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is known for which iconic design?
  26. What term in the print design world, is printing that goes beyond the edge of where the sheet will be trimmed?
  27. In web design, above the what, refers to the portion of a web page that is visible without scrolling?
  28. In product design, what word means a first full-scale and usually functional form of a new type or design?
  29. What sort of board is a visual tool that helps you communicate your design concepts and ideas?
  30. Created in 1971 by graphic design student Carolyn Davidson, the Swoosh is the logo of which designer and retailer?
  31. Now manufactured by Victorinox, what term was coined by American soldiers after World War II after they had trouble pronouncing the German word "Offiziersmesser"?
  32. The DC02, launched in 1994, is now part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. What is it?
  33. The Root Glass Company of Indiana created which iconic design with contour fluted lines in 1915?
  34. First built from the landing gears of Italian airplanes what was designed by Corradino D’Ascanio and gets its name from the Italian word for wasp?
  35. Which architectural design are characterised by minimalist constructions that showcase the bare building materials and structural elements over decorative design?


  1. User experience
  2. The Fender Stratocaster, also known as the Strat
  3. Zaha Hadid
  4. London Underground Tube map (in 1931)
  5. A lamp
  6. I Love New York
  7. Mini automobile
  8. Embellishments
  9. Helvetica
  10. IBM
  11. The Chrysler Building
  12. The rainbow flag
  13. Adobe Photoshop
  14. Red telephone box
  15. Tongue and lips logo
  16. Ergonomics
  17. Frank Gehry
  18. Jean-Paul Gaultier
  19. The Stirling Prize
  20. Kodak Brownie camera
  21. Glass
  22. The Wurlitzer Company
  23. Less is more
  24. The Golden Ratio
  25. Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty
  26. Bleed
  27. Above the fold
  28. Prototype
  29. Moodboard
  30. Nike
  31. Swiss Army knife
  32. James Dyson's first vacuum cleaner
  33. Coca Cola bottle
  34. Vespa (an Italian luxury brand of scooters and mopeds)
  35. Brutalist buildings