Redefining the Grid in Visual Design

  • Prasad BokilEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 34)


Grid is a well-known structural tool used for space organisation. Though there is a common consensus about the concept of grid it doesn’t have a unique definition accepted by the design community. Creating a definition of grid will help to understand the scope of this concept, to define the research premise and ultimately to locate it in the design research domain. This paper tries to construct a definition of the grid in design. It demonstrates a methodology to construct a definition from collected consensus. The methodology used by Sarkar and Chakrabarti to develop a definition of creativity is taken for reference. The outcome is a theoretical definition of grid and its version as a working definition for graphic designers. After discussing the shortcomings of the definition created out of consensus a logical framework of knowledge representation is implemented to generate a definition. The FBS framework developed during last couple of decades is used to create this definition.


Grid Graphic design Definition FBS framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DesignIndian Institute of TechnologyGuwahatiIndia

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