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Ed Straeker
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09/11/10 05:41 AM
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As a designer (ID) I began at first to think of this article as a forthright effort to compare and explain the two disciplines. However, it is clear the author has no idea what Industrial design is or it's role in the entire process. I work with DE's and in my experience they do not sit around and wait for me to throw something pretty or stylish or shiny over the wall so that they can make it work. Indeed, if that were true I'd be unemployed!
(ID) and (DE) work as a team. I will concede there are people who call themselves "Industrial designers" but then ignore the issues of manufacturing and/or usability; they are not constrained those issues and thereby are "artists". They misrepresent the discipline in my opinion.
What really confirms my assertion is this statement "My job is to design a working product and send that to an industrial designer to dress it up". So typical of engineering professionals who do not possess an accurate understanding of Industrial design. A good Industrial designer is excellent in his discipline AND has enough competency to understand the concerns of the design engineer (and vise versa) thereby "streamlining" the process, and hopefully reducing costs to the client. At this point the "blurring" of the two disciplines occur.



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SubjectPosted byPosted on
*The Difference Between Industrial Design And Design EngineeringLarsen: design engineer  10/09/08 03:03 PM
.*Big Difference Between Industrial Design and Design EngineerAustin Stark  09/04/16 02:28 PM
.*Not exactly.Igloo Girl  05/22/16 07:53 PM
.*Sample SizeMasumaido Sekuzu  12/08/15 09:38 PM
.*There is quite a difference...in my opinion.Ivanhoe Chaput  03/14/15 07:37 PM
.*The Jack of all TradesIsa L  11/25/13 06:01 AM
.*Whence Product Design?Dexter Francis  11/17/13 08:04 PM
.*ID and DE are differentnot hybrind  10/15/13 11:34 AM
.*Come on - this is not true anymoreHannu Havusto  09/17/13 12:16 AM
.*Good and ClearJOHN Efekodo  02/19/13 12:54 AM
.*please take noteShaun ahern  01/25/12 07:37 PM
.*College ShoppingSherri Hoch  01/06/12 02:17 PM
.*Re: College Shopping RDahm   01/25/12 07:27 PM
.*It is Still a ProblemA. L.  12/14/11 02:15 PM
.*Re: It is Still a Problem fraggedwitless   01/12/12 02:30 PM
.*Engineering DirectorDavid McDonald  07/07/11 09:01 AM
.*a twentieth century viewRic Sosa  01/26/11 09:21 PM
.*Re: a twentieth century view slaptopsreview   03/08/11 02:50 AM
.*Inaccurate descriptionEd Straeker  09/11/10 05:41 AM
.*Great info for newbiesM. Shepherd  03/02/10 11:05 AM
.*Greg Smith  10/09/08 03:03 PM
.*Yael  10/09/08 03:03 PM
.*Doug : Industrial Designer  10/09/08 03:03 PM
.*Larsen: design engineer  10/09/08 03:03 PM
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