Global Journal on Humanities and Social Sciences, vol.1, pp.199-207, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Design action is an original and creative process. However, that the creative process is unique leads to some problems experienced by designers and executives in the field of education. These problems can be summarized as lack of self-confidence in beginning to design, existence of an infinite number of design recommendations, difficulties in converting abstract ideas into concrete facts and the likes. It is occasionally tried to get help from various branches of art to minimize these problems and enable designers to meet with design problems that can open their horizons. Besides, getting advantage of the art objects could be another way of improving visual thinking. A new product can be obtained in a design problem by assimilating the bases forming a branch of art and the works belonging to it. In this study, contributions of the works of art to design activity have been discussed to resolve the above mentioned problems by considered applications. That this experience is a design review action has been explained with the help of various accounts. Two different applications have been sampled in this study in two different design areas selected from Piet Montrian’s works, and discussions are going on in connection with gains. One of the design fields is architecture, and the other is landscape architecture. The selected student works are evaluated in terms of design problems and results.