Name one thing you would use a product for in only a few words.
Understand the problem you are trying to solve. Engage in brainstorming to come up with ideas. Create a prototype to test and refine your design.
Designing a Product
Design Thinking - a creative process in which designers attempt to understand the needs of the user and create a product that meets those needs. Prototyping - the process of creating a preliminary version of a product with the purpose of testing how the product works and what features it should have. Iterative Design - a process of making improvements to a product over time based on user feedback and other data.
Christopher Dresser is generally considered the first independent industrial designer in 1853. The first product design method for office cubical was developed in the late 1950s by an American industrial designer named Robert Propst. Product design can involve almost any type of material, from ceramics and metal to software and textiles. Product design can be used to create products that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
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What elements of technical drawing and sketching should be included in designing a product?
How can the manufacturing process be improved to create a higher quality product?
What are some of the challenges you encountered when incorporating technical drawing into your product design?
What did you learn about the manufacturing process from designing your product?
Brain break: Draw a party hat that is so big, it takes up the whole page!
Question: Design a product that could help someone with a disability. Clues: • Research products already on the market. • Think about what people with disabilities need. • Focus on ways to make a product easier to use. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to create a drawing of your product. B. Explain how your product could help someone with a disability.
What is the first step in designing a product?
- Identify a problem
- Search for materials
- Think of a catchy name
- Set the price
What do you call the visual representation of a product design?
What is the purpose of testing a prototype?
- To identify any flaws or issues with the design
- To determine how much it costs to make
- To choose what color it should be
- To decide where it will be sold
Which of these factors is important to consider when designing a product for children?
- Safety and durability
- Style and fashion
- Price and packaging
- Size and shape
What is an example of an eco-friendly product?
- Reusable water bottle
- Plastic bag
- Disposable straw
- Fast food container
Work together in pairs: What is the most important feature of a product you have designed?