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Hannu Havusto
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09/17/13 12:16 AM
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I was looking for texts where industrial design and mechanical design (engineering) are compared. I was really surprised to find this article. I think there are many old fashioned, conservative and stubborn opinions that might have been true many years ago but not anymore.
1. Industrial design is not art. It is a function in product development that tries to find an optimum solution that fills users and manufacturers needs. It starts to researching all possible facts to make a description how and where and by whom the product is used AND what are the best ways to manufacture it.
2. It is a totally wrong idea that FIRST some engineer design a product and AFTER that there comes an artist (industrial designer) who tries to soften some sharp corners and add nice color to make it more acceptable for the buyer.
3. Regarding draft angles it takes about couple of minutes to explain the basic idea of them to industrial design student. And then he/she at least tries to make them right. Of course there are difficult forms and complex molds that is not so easy to understand. But that's why we need injection molding experts to give advice that everything will be ok for molding. But in many case a good industrial designer can also think better solutions for the whole product concept and then it might be possible to use cheaper natural molds and so on.
I hope that borders between engineers and industrial designers will be removed because we need all the best expertise to make good products.


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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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