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    Question Idea vs concept

    Hi:

    Is there any difference between "idea" and "concept"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Hi:

    Is there any difference between "idea" and "concept"?

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    i think they are similar and different in someways.....
    idea....is what you want to get across.. so..it is the message
    and concept..which i think is generally a little wider...it is also a message..but there are more component to it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by startanewlife View Post
    i think they are similar and different in someways.....
    idea....is what you want to get across.. so..it is the message
    and concept..which i think is generally a little wider...it is also a message..but there are more component to it....
    Quite often you may find "ideas and concepts of sth" or "concepts and ideas of sth" and I am wondering whether it is fine or it just wordiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Hi:

    Is there any difference between "idea" and "concept"?

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    Hi,

    An 'Idea' is a plan or impression of some action. like "I like the idea of taking a holiday tomorrow"
    A 'Concept' is an idea about something abstract. like " I lke your concepts of patriotism"

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    Question Re: Idea vs concept

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    Hi,

    An 'Idea' is a plan or impression of some action. like "I like the idea of taking a holiday tomorrow"
    A 'Concept' is an idea about something abstract. like " I lke your concepts of patriotism"
    I suppose the "idea" may be used in relation to abstract things as well. Am I right or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    I suppose the "idea" may be used in relation to abstract things as well. Am I right or not?

    Nyggus
    Yes you can. however, a 'concept' is more abstract than an 'idea'.

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    IDEA
    An idea in the design process is an original thought, something to try out,
    explore and experiment with.

    For example: if designing an identity for a Fitness centre, an idea may be to focus on the health benefits of exercise.

    CONCEPT
    A concept is a finished proposal, which incorporates an original idea but
    also addresses the relevant objectives identified in the design problem.

    To continue the example: the finished concept would have refined the original idea of promoting health benefits but it also ensures that proposal adresses any relevant research findings and meets the needs of the client.

    "The reasoning behind an idea, strategy, or proposal with particular emphasis placed on the benefits brought on by that idea. Examples of concepts include the design for a new automobile or the pitch behind an advertising campaign."

    http://www.businessdictionary.com/de...n/concept.html
    Last edited by VSPrasad; 02-Sep-2008 at 11:21.

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