Offers a broad and comprehensive introduction to the field of product design and the key role of product designers. Following through all the stages and activities involved in the creation of a new product from concept design to manufacture, prototyping to marketing, this book also explores the diverse nature of product design.
Introduction What is Product Design? What Does a Product Designer Do? Creating a Product The Main Stages of Product Design Interview: Julia Lohmann About this Book Chapter 1. Historical and Cultural Context The Industrial Revolution: 1750s to 1850s The Great Reform Movements: 1850s to 1914 Modernism to Pre-war Luxury and Power: 1900s to 1945 The Post War Period: 1945 to 1970s Postmodernism: 1970s to Present Day Interview: Satyendra Pakhale Emerging Twenty-first Century Design Trends Timeline Chapter 2. Research, Brief and Specification Product Design Research Research Methods The Brief Identifying Customer Wants, Needs and Demands Interview: Stuart Haygarth The Product Design Specification (PDS) Common Elements of the PDS Chapter 3. Concept Design What is a Concept Design? Concept Generation Concept Generation Methods Technical Drawing Interview: Nendo Modelling Prototyping Concept Evaluation and Selection Chapter 4. From Manufacture to Market Detail Design Design and Manufacture Common Materials Manufacturing Processes interview: Raw Edges Design Studio Marketing and Selling Chapter 5. Contemporary Issues Green Issues Interview: Max Lamb Ethical Issues Inclusive Design Emotional Design Chapter 6. Design Education and Beyond Studying Product Design Design Rights Interview: Tim Brown, IDEO Developing your Design Skills Engaging with Industry