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What Does Industrial Designer's Do Exaclty?

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Guest khusrouf

I guess if some art based designers could add an input in what direction they develop themselves in??

well i would imagine more human factors, aesthetics, colours, materials, phsychology, some management

another question how does an art based designer overcome technical issues???? specially in a totally new field!

sorry to some it might be stupid questions, but the exposiore is different from place to another, and here, in Jordan,I guess industrial designers are less than 30, most of them work in graphic design :/

so to compensate i have to create some kind of exposiore here or anywhere i can generate such an experience

I'm lucky at all that Im working in what i think is an industrial design related job!!

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The thing to do really, is spend your first year or more, working with them. Learning about their needs, their constraints, and their worries and issues. Get them to respect you as someone that is a problem solver, not giving them more problems as what more engineers see designers. After that you can start to add-value , but creating great designs that work with-in the needs of your corporate system.

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Guest Highway24

Hi guys,

 

Speaking of which, i got this confusion while doing my design methodology project in college.

I was asked to design a automatic screwdriver. I understand that as designers we covers problems such as Aesthetics,Functions,Ergonomics etc, but i'm confuse when my lecturer asked us to list down the torque, research on the the possible motors, is it possible for designers to obtain accurate data for all these information because most of it i could hardly understand. For example i'm designing the world smallest vacuum cleaner, do i have to search everywhere for the current smallest Motor available to proceed with my design, instead of reconstructing it with the engineer a new motor?

 

 

 

Another example is that, if u were asked to design an electrical appliance such as an washing machine, do u focus on the mechanical studies as well, such as power saver etc, do we actually draft out the basic new designed electrical/mechanical system of the washing machine, if so, how would we designers able to determine if it's accurate or will it work? Since we're all in college and it's sort of hard to get it tested out or being proved one way or another.

 

Sometimes in doing research, i wonder if I've cross the border into the area of mechanical/electrical design which consumed lots of my time in designing a product.i hear all sorts of things from different people, one of the lecturers even mention designers can do anything they want.

 

-please advice on this, thanks.

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