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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Leonardo Da Vinci's name has been integrated to Industrial Design in a way that his date of birth has been called World Industrial Design Day. He was an inventor, painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, geologist, astrologist, author, historian, etc. But why is he an industrial designer? Probably because a designer should be a multi-dimensional character, from one side related to art and design, and from the other side to industry and technology. A designer is responsible to make change in his environment. Leonardo found it 500 years ago and Omar Khayyam 500 years before him. Khayyam is one of the most intelligent mathematic genius all over the world, and at the same time one of the greatest poets of all times. The main point is to compare the eras, the two genius lived in. Take into consideration that in Khayyam's time, painting, sculpture and drawing were symbols of blasphemy, we understand how poetry was the most complete art to the Iranian peoples at that time. In this note I tried to know the two genius in their own specific social and historical contexts.