Product design

Product design



Product design

A new product goes through an analytical process and relies on a problem-solving approach to improve the quality of life of the end user and his or her interaction with the environment. It is about problem-solving, about visualizing the needs of the user and bringing a solution. Product designers also work with other professionals such as engineers and marketers. While not in charge of designing the purely mechanical and technological aspects of the product, they are however concerned with usability. Product design has many fields of application: plastic product, house hold, sports and leisure, food preservation appliances, furniture, etc. It takes into consideration also the production cost, the manufacturing processes and the regulations.

Product design process


The design process is divided into many different phases, which include various form of sketching and prototyping. However, sometimes the idea starts from a problem people may experience, and designing a solution to solve it. It is about establishing a link between the user and the environment, using an object to address a need.

Product designers then give life to their ideas through sketching and drawing. They can also use 3D and computer-aided industrial design software. Also, to fully experience and test the item they envision, designers will craft prototypes.

Product design consists in imagining and creating objects meant for mass production. The definition encompasses the physical aspects as well as the functionalities products should possess.

Duration: 4 month (four month)
Software: AutoCAD, Solidworks, Unigraphics, Fusion 360

Skills:

  • Industrial drafting and design
  • Introduction of solid, sheet metal and surface modelling
  • Tool design
  • Selection material
  • Ergonomics
  • Prototyping
  • Product analysis