In this article, the influence of imagination as an important component of creativity in the
creative processes which forms design is analysed. During the analysis, focusing on the subjects
like personal and environmental effects that reveal imagination, relation of imagining
and creativity; questions like “how is the imagination formed in design process”, “what
appears as of inspiration in the mind”, “can everyone be a designer” are examined and how
those concepts make difference for design and designer is investigated.
In different fields of life, besides being realised during daily-ordinary creative activities;
imagination is an important dynamic provides motivation for extraordinary situations like
artistic activities and design creating processes that require creativity. If different frames of
mind existent in human nature, the act of imagining, making a choice and decision making
mechanisms are evaluated as required, new ideas and different practices show up. Operating
with an appropriate content, transformation into a conclusion, namely a product of those
ideas and practices cause original designs to appear. In this manner, while design is influencing
by many different interdisciplinary sources; dynamism occuring in mechanism of mind
that sets forth design, many cognitive activities come into question.