In a few words, what is product design?
Product Design: Creative Process & Problem Solving
Product Design is the creative process of understanding user needs and developing products to meet those needs. Problem solving is a key part of the product design process, allowing users to identify and solve problems. 12th graders can explore a career in product design by taking classes that focus on design thinking and problem solving.
Product Design: The process of creating a product to meet a customer's needs, taking into account the aesthetics, functionality, cost, and production of the product.
Ergonomics: The science of designing products that fit the human body and its movements for maximum efficiency and comfort.
Sustainability: Designing products with materials, processes, and production methods that minimize environmental impact and maximize efficiency.
Did you know?
Product design is the process of creating and developing products that are both useful and aesthetically pleasing. Product designers use a variety of tools in their profession, including rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and computer-aided design (CAD) software. Product design is an interdisciplinary field, combining elements of engineering, design, and marketing.
Design Sprint Core Principles
Together, Alone Tangible > Discussion Getting Started > Being Right Don’t rely on creativity!
What are the key components of a design sprint?
What are the key differences between innovation and usability?
How could you apply a design sprint to a real-world problem?
What are the benefits and challenges of using innovation to solve problems?
Brain break: Draw a pig flying a rocket to the moon with a trail of marshmallows behind it.
In pairs: Select one task
Question: Your company wants to design a new product. What design elements should you consider?
Think about the purpose of the product. Consider how this product will be used. Look into the materials that can be used to make the product.
A: In pairs, come up with 3 design elements that should be considered when designing the product. B: Draw a diagram to show how the product should be designed.
What is the first step in the product design process?
- Prototype testing
- Research and analysis
- Concept development
Which of the following is NOT a principle of good product design?
What does CAD stand for in product design?
- Computer-Aided Design
- Customer Analysis and Development
- Conceptual Art Design
What is the purpose of conducting user testing during product design?
- To create marketing materials
- To determine manufacturing costs
- To gather feedback on usability and functionality
What is ergonomics in relation to product design?
- Designing products with eco-friendly materials.
- Designing products for mass production.
- Designing products for optimal human use and comfort.
Work together in pairs: What do you think is the most important factor to consider when designing a product?