Difference Between Product Design and Industrial Design

What is the difference? Product design and industrial design, is there a difference? The answer is yes, and no; it depends on whom you ask. My answer is yes since industrial design is a subset of product design. Product design encompasses all the disciplines associated with entirely developing a product. Industrial design is primarily associated with those tasks pertaining to the end-user, such as ease of use, product appearance, product branding, and ergonomics. Functional products can be manufactured and sold without industrial design input, but the opposite is not valid. Industrial design education focuses on esoteric aspects of products that
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Industrial Design – the Future

Introduction Predicting the future is not a perfect science. Orwell’s “1984” was published in 1949. “2001: Space Odyssey” by Kubrick and Clarke was released in 1968. The dates have come and gone. Sometimes the future is just a convenient stage set for our own current concerns and neuroses. In the late 1800s experts were predicting that Manhattan would come to a halt as the streets would be so deep in horse poop, carriages could not move. The development of the car was the solution and here we are, just over a century later, our existence as a species now threatened
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10 Things you should know before product manufacturing – Part 2

Design for ease of assembly Design for assembly, otherwise referred to as DFM, was first coined about 40 years ago by Boothroyd and Dewhurst. This team developed software and protocols for optimizing designs for manufacturing. You can buy the B&D software and other DFM software packages or apply common sense and some fundamental manufacturing knowledge to accomplish the same objectives. In addition to DFM software, 3D CAD software enables designers to visualize highly complex parts and assemblies, perform interference checks, verify mechanical motions and evaluate structural integrity well before any parts physically exist. 3D CAD software also allows you to
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Product Design for Manufacturing
10 Things a Designer Should Know
Part 1

You’re designing a product to be manufactured and you want to be sure all your hard work will not have to be revised before the design is released for production. How do you optimize your design for manufacturing? What are the significant considerations that must be taken into account? This article will provide you with a detailed list of the top ten essential parameters to verify before releasing your manufacturing design. Clearly define your forecasted production requirements Specify product cost Be realistic about your investment Select the optimum manufacturing processes for your product Account for assembly time and cost Design
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Product Design: Essential Tools Commonly Used by Product Design Engineers

Have you ever wondered what goes into product design? The path from an innovative idea to the finished product has many elements, designers, and steps involved. The job of a product design engineer requires high-level thinking, creativity, innovation, and communication. That’s why there are a few key tools that a product design engineer uses to ensure that designs, upgrades, and modifications all go as smoothly as possible. Here are 8 of the most common product design tools used by product design engineers: 1)  Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software Many people have heard of CAD software, though they may not realize its
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Dos and Don’ts in Product Designing

Innovative minds drive change in the business world. New ideas and new ways to do things push companies to be as efficient and effective as possible. But product designs don’t exist in a vacuum; they have to be implemented into our reality properly. Hiring a product designing company to help you fine-tune your idea can be really helpful, but here are some dos and don’ts to get you started. DO plan for human factors When you’re designing your product, just try to keep in mind Murphy’s Law: “If Something Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong.” Remember that you might
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Marketing and the Industrial Design Company

Marketers use many tools to achieve their goals, including demographic data, statistics, budgets and more. Yet one of the best tools at a marketer’s disposal is often overlooked, and that tool is product design. Today, the best marketers are using product design firms to increase their sales, develop company recognition and create brand loyalty. For some years, the larger corporations have included Industrial Design departments and the smaller companies have employed Design Consultancies to develop their products, but marketers have not always taken advantage of their creative potential. Defining the features The competitive nature of our current commercial environment means
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Basic Principles of Risk Management for Medical Device Design

Understanding how to treat a medical condition is a difficult process, and when it comes to needing to use technology in treatments, it’s important that any medical device created by humans is also safe for humans. While, in the past, safety wasn’t as important, these days, it’s the number one priority when creating medical devices. Medical devices designed by companies have to be used safely by patients. Sometimes they are just one time use, but very often, a medical device needs to be used everyday, and it must continue to function the same way every day for as long as
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How to Design Medical Devices that People Actually Want

Designing medical products in a landscape that seems to be full of innovative ideas can be difficult. There is still plenty of room for better functioning, innovative medical design, and you might be the next designer to enhance the lives of countless people. There are a few things that you should remember when working on your next design. Keep in mind these 5 key characteristics of useful and successful medical device designs: 1)  User-First Approach Always put the patient first in your medical device. Their safety and health are your number one priority. It also means that you should put
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The Benefits of Hiring a Product Design Company

Are you considering whether hiring a product designing company is right for your business? There are a lot of advantages to product design companies, including professionalism, cost and time efficiency, optimization for sales, and more, so let’s dive into some of the key ways a product design company can help your business to thrive! Professional Expertise and Experience A product designing company should have loads of professional knowledge and experience that the average business owner just doesn’t have time to master. From expertise regarding the most efficient manufacturing processes to deep understanding of consumer needs and desires, professional product design
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