Product design typically refers to the process of an effective generation and evolution of ideas which leads to the invention of new advanced industrial products. Those who are engaged in product design conceptualize certain ideas and make them tangible by inventing new products through a systematic approach.
Today, there are several digital tools that enable these product design companies to communicate, conceptualize, and then evaluate concepts in a much more convenient and quicker way. Although product design and industrial design are often used interchangeably, it basically refers to the process which helps attribute an artistic form and function in any craft design when mass production of goods occur.
Steps Involved in Product Design:
* First analyze the problem at hand without considering the solutions. Writing down the problem is the best way to get down to designing a solution for it.
* Write down all the requirements needed for creating a product. These may include the retail price, the object size, features of the product in question (like whether it needs to be waterproof or whether it needs to have batteries to work, and so on). This list helps the industrial designers to generate new ideas for the products.
* Brainstorming session follows where the ideas are sketched out and elaborated upon. The drawings may not be perfect. These are only made to investigate the designs for any flaws. The industrial designers at this stage interact with their clients to discuss ideas and you may not sign a contract with them for such services rendered.
* When a good idea evolves, you need to discuss it in details with the product design team. The industrial designers usually create a three-dimensional design on computers which shows the design in details. At this stage, the idea is either accepted or rejected.