Blog Post 4

My major is Industrial Design. Because this is my first year in collega. I am currently still taking basic design drawing and concept class here.

Initially when I decided to take this course, I was just interested in art and drawing. Also, designer is easier to get a job that normal illustrator and painter. However, after I took this course for one semester, I found industrial design is not just thinking idea and drawing them out. Industrial design studies function and form—and the connection between product, user, and environment. Industrial designers don’t usually design motors, electrical circuits, or gearing that make machines move, but they may affect technical aspects through usability design and form relationships. Usually, they work with other professionals such as engineers. Design, itself, is often difficult to describe to non-designers and engineers, because the meaning accepted by the design community is not made of words. Instead, the definition is created as a result of acquiring a critical framework for the analysis and creation of artifacts. Industrial design may also focus on technical concepts, products, and processes. In addition to aesthetics, usability, and ergonomics, it can also encompass engineering, usefulness, market placement, and other concerns—such as psychology, desire, and the emotional attachment of the user. These values and accompanying aspects that form the basis of industrial design can vary—between different schools of thought, and among practicing designers.

Shi Chen

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