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Encyclopedia > Industrial design
Example of industrial design item - hanger chair
Example of industrial design item - hanger chair

Industrial design is an applied art whereby the aesthetics and usability of products may be improved for marketability and production. The role of an Industrial Designer is to create and execute design solutions towards problems of engineering, usability, marketing, brand development and sales. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Example of a cup figuring a tortise. ... Aesthetics is commonly perceived as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste. ... Usability is a term used to denote the ease with which people can employ a particular tool or other human-made object in order to achieve a particular goal. ...

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Definition of industrial design

General


Industrial Designers are a cross Between a mechanical engineer and an artist. They study both function and form, and the connection between product and the user. They do not design the gears or motors that make machines move, or the circuits that control the movement. And usually, they partner with engineers and marketers, to identify and fulfill needs, wants and expectations.


In Depth


"Industrial Design (ID) is the professional service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer." According to the IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America) Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is an organisation of professional industrial designers in the United States. ...


Design, itself, is often difficult to define to non-designers because the meaning accepted by the design community is not one made of words. Instead, the definition is created as a result of acquiring a critical framework for the analysis and creation of artifacts. One of the many accepted (but intentionally unspecific) definitions of design originates from Carnegie Mellon's School of Design, "Design is the process of taking something from its existing state and moving it to a preferred state". This applies to new artifacts, whose existing state is undefined and previously created artifacts, whose state stands to be improved.


According to the (Chartered Society of Designers) design is a force that delivers innovation that in turn has exploited creativity. Their design framework known as the Design Genetic Matrix (TM) determines a set of competences in 4 key genes that are identified to define the make up of designers and communicate to a wide audience what they do. Within these genes the designer demonstrates the core competences of a designer and specific competences determine the designer as an 'industrial designer'. This is normally within the context of delivering innovation in the form of a three dimensional product that is produced in quantity. However the definition also extends to products that have been produced using an industrial process. Industrial design is rapidly becoming an obsolete term as 'products' can now be industrially produced as 'one-offs' by the use of Rapid Prototyping Machines. In a post-industrial era and with the emergence of strategic design definitions such as this are incumbering designers and the advancement of design practice. Logo of the Chartered Society of Designers The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), headquartered in London, England, is the professional body for designers. ...


According to the ICSID, (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) "Design is a creative activity whose aim is to establish the multi-faceted qualities of objects, processes, services and their systems in whole life-cycles. Therefore, design is the central factor of innovative humanization of technologies and the crucial factor of cultural and economic exchange".[1] The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) emerged in 1957 from a group of international organisations committed to industrial design. ...


Process of design

Rapid prototyping at RCA
Rapid prototyping at RCA

Although the process of design may be considered 'creative', many analytical processes also take place. In fact, many industrial designers often use various design methodologies in their creative process. Some of the processes that are commonly used are user research, sketching, comparative product research, model making, prototyping and testing. These processes can be chronological, or as best defined by the designers and/or other team members. Industrial Designers often utilize 3D software, Computer-aided industrial design and CAD programs to move from concept to production. Product characteristics specified by the industrial designer may include the overall form of the object, the location of details with respect to one another, colors, texture, sounds, and aspects concerning the use of the product ergonomics. Additionally the industrial designer may specify aspects concerning the production process, choice of materials and the way the product is presented to the consumer at the point of sale. The use of industrial designers in a product development process may lead to added values by improved usability, lowered production costs and more appealing products. However, some classic industrial designs are considered as much works of art as works of engineering: the iPod, Coke bottle, and VW Beetle are frequently-cited examples. Computer-aided industrial design (CAID) is a subset of computer-aided design (CAD) that includes software that directly helps in product development. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ... Texture is the properties held and sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch. ... This article is about compression waves. ... Ergonomics (or human factors) is the application of scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and environment for human use (definition adopted by the International Ergonomics Association in 2007). ... An important aspect of design for mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical or other application is selection of the best material or materials. ... Chinese Jade ornament with flower design, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234 AD), Shanghai Museum. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched in October 2001. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... The Volkswagen Beetle or Bug is a small family car, the best known car of Volkswagen, of Germany, and almost certainly the world. ...


Industrial design has no focus on technical concepts, products and processes. In addition to considering aesthetics, usability, and ergonomics, it can also encompass the engineering of objects, usefulness as well as usability, market placement, and other concerns such as seduction, psychology, desire, and the sexual or affectionate attachment of the user to the object. These values and accompanying aspects on which industrial design is based can vary, both between different schools of thought and among practicing designers. Aesthetics is commonly perceived as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste. ... Usability is a term used to denote the ease with which people can employ a particular tool or other human-made object in order to achieve a particular goal. ... Ergonomics (or human factors) is the application of scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and environment for human use (definition adopted by the International Ergonomics Association in 2007). ...


Product design and industrial design can overlap into the fields of user interface design, information design and interaction design. Various schools of industrial design and/or product design may specialize in one of these aspects, ranging from pure art colleges (product styling) to mixed programs of engineering and design, to related disciplines like exhibit design and interior design. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Information design has been defined as the art and science of preparing information so that it can be used by human beings with efficiency and effectiveness (Jacobson 2000). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Also used to describe a technically competent product designer or industrial designer is the term Industrial Design Engineer. The Cyclone vacuum cleaner inventor James Dyson for example could be considered to be in this category (see his autobiography Against The Odds, Pub Thomson 2002). Visshal Patil Sir James Dyson (born Cromer, Norfolk, England, 2 May 1947) is a British industrial designer. ...


Industrial design rights

Industrial design rights are intellectual property rights that make exclusive the visual design of objects that are not purely utilitarian. An industrial design consists of the creation of a shape, configuration or composition of pattern or color, or combination of pattern and color in three dimensional form containing aesthetic value. An industrial design can be a two- or three-dimensional pattern used to produce a product, industrial commodity or handicraft. Under the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, a WIPO-administered treaty, a procedure for an international registration exists. An applicant can file for a single international deposit with WIPO or with the national office in a country party to the treaty. The design will then be protected in as many member countries of the treaty as desired. Industrial design rights are intellectual property rights that protect the visual design of objects that are not purely utilitarian. ... For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ... The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations, and has as its core objectives the promotion of creative intellectual activity and the facilitation of the transfer of technology related to intellectual property to the developing countries in order to accelerate economic, social...


See also

Industrial Design Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Automotive design. ... Computer-aided industrial design (CAID) is a subset of computer-aided design (CAD) that includes software that directly helps in product development. ... For other uses of Creativity, see Creativity (disambiguation). ... Under the label Design for X a wide collection of specific design guidelines are summarized. ... // Adolph Rickenbacker invented the electric guitar or some may call the lap steel guitar. ... Emotional Design is both the title of a book by Donald Norman and of the concept it represents. ... Donald A. Norman is a professor emeritus of cognitive science at University of California, San Diego and a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University, but nowadays works mostly with cognitive science in the domain of usability engineering. ... Environmental design is the process of addressing environmental parameters when devising plans, programs, policies, buildings, or products. ... Experience design is an approach to the design of products, services and environments based on a holistic consideration of the users experience. ... The following industrial designers and product designers are among those who are noted for their accomplishments in industrial or product design, and/or who have made extraordinary contributions to industrial-design education or philosophy. ... Industrial design rights are intellectual property rights that protect the visual design of objects that are not purely utilitarian. ... Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is an organisation of professional industrial designers in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) emerged in 1957 from a group of international organisations committed to industrial design. ... In business and engineering, new product development (NPD) is the term used to describe the complete process of bringing a new product or service to market. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Russel Wright (April 3, 1904 - December 21, 1976) was an American designer. ... Yves Béhar is an ace Industrial designer and founder of Fuseproject, the San Francisco-based design and branding firm he founded in 1999. ... The often-used six sigma symbol. ... Value Engineering is a systematic method to improve the Value of goods and services by using an examination of function. ...

References

  1. ^ ICSID.ORG - Definition of Design.

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