Fashion design is aligned to creative industries and isn't considered industrial design. Likewise, any product that seeks to avoid an industrial label isn't likely to be described as industrial design. For example, the formulation of food isn't industrial design.Architecture produces unique structures and isn't industrial design.
Determining customer needs, perceptions and the competitive landscape.
Exploratory research to develop design foundations such as platforms.
Research & Development
Develop the technologies and capabilities that will go into products.
Develop design goals and objectives.
Generating design ideas in an unconstrained flow.
Create multiple design concepts.
Sketches & Models
Develop sketches, mockups, and models of design concepts.
Prioritizing your best ideas and developing them further.
User Experience Design
Designing the user experience.
Develop material specifications for designs.
Design for Manufacturing
Make sure the design can be manufactured efficiently.
Estimate the manufacturing cost and work to optimize it.
Get designs in front of customers, lead users or testers who advocate for customers.
Modify the design, test it and modify again.
Beginning with concept, regularly review designs with stakeholders and subject matter experts.
Refinement & Approval
Develop the design to a reasonable level of refinement and make the decision to manufacture and market.
Develop different product models and regional variations.
Color & Finish
Develop the details of color and style varieties.
Create 2d visual elements for the product such as logos and labels.
Design packaging in conjunction with marketing.
Work to protect intellectual property related to the design.
Plan production processes and logistics.
Plan to monitor, control and continuously improve quality.
Plan to launch, support and market the product.
Continually improve the design and launch updated versions.
|Overview: Industrial Design|
The practice of designing physical products for mass production.