The architectural design process and values make up an important part of what influences architects and designers when they make their design decisions. Architects and designers are not always influenced by the same values and intentions, based off of their differences in architectural movements. Value and intentions differ between different architectural movements. Intentions and values also differ between different schools of architecture and schools of design, as well as among individual architects and designers.
The differences in values and intentions are directly linked to the variety in design outcomes that exist within architecture and design. A big contributing factor as to how an architect or designer operates in his/her relation to clients is also based on these differences in values and intentions.
Different design values are found to have a long and dense history and can be found in numerous design movements. The influence that each design value has had on design movements and individual designers alike has (and will continue to be) varied throughout history.
The expansion of architectural, industrial design ideas, and vocabularies, which took place during the last century, has created a diverse aesthetic reality within these two domains. The diverse aesthetic reality has typically been created within different architectural and industrial design movements such as: Modernism, Postmodernism, Deconstructivism, Post-structuralism, Neoclassicism, New Expressionism, Supermodernism, etc… All of the aforementioned aesthetic realities represent many differing values, in addition to differences in general values and theories found within these movements.