Writing about design...

I have a question. I am translating a text on design from German into English and was wondering:

Could I use the word “gestaltung” in an english text? Do you understand what “gestaltung means”? If so please post your honest answer/opinion.

Thanks for your help!

No idea what it means. Does it have to do with Gestalt?

http://translate.google.com/#de|en|gestaltung

Doesn’t sound right though.

I don’t know what it means either.

I think you’ve got to give us the word in context (a couple of sentences around it, too) in order for us non-native speakers to take a shot at it. But I’d hope some native speakers would help us out here.

It may simply mean “design”, but maybe not. Again, context would help a lot.

By the way, this is my favorite on-line German-English/English-German dictionary:

Original German Wikipedia page:

Translated page:
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fde.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FGestaltung&sl=de&tl=en

Looks like German for design. You have to remember how crazy the German language is. If they don’t have a word for something, they’ll just string 3 or 4 together as one big word to make what they want.