Industrial Designer

An Industrial Designer not only conceptualises but also develops consumer products. These products are used daily and can be categorised as cars, toys, home appliances, electronics, etc.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Creativity

  • Collaboration

  • Problem solving

  • Analysis

  • Good knowledge about materials

  • Excellent sketching and drawing skills

  • CAD- digital rendering of the products

  • Understanding and implementing the design process

  • Balance between function and aesthetics

  • Prototyping

  • Communication skills

  • Understanding of ergonomics

  • Empathy- understanding problems and creating solutions for the greater good

  • Resourceful

  • Good eye for details

PROS

  • You bring value and innovation to the product

  • There is a lot of scope with endless opportunities

  • You get to strategise and solve problems

  • Your work can benefit the world at large

  • Your work will help people lead a simple and stress-free life

  • Helps economic development

  • Huge demand

  • You may end up working with successful companies

CONS

  • There is a lot of competition in the market

  • The creative process can be very complex

  • A lot of prototyping and resources are required

  • Budget constraints

  • Ambiguity if the product will work or not - is a lengthy process

  • Can be difficult at times to come up with an effective and unique solution

  • Your product may not end up being as successful- design flaws may not be noticed unless the product is completed

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Product Design

  • Furniture Design

  • Textile Design

  • Ceramic Design

  • Glass Designer/Artist

  • Information Design

  • User Interface Design

  • User Experience Design

  • Human-Centered Design

  • Automotive Designer

  • Great at analysing data

  • Good visualisation skills

  • Like to solve problems 

  • Good sketching skills

  • Keen interest in technology and materials

  • Enjoy variety of tasks

  • Constantly thinking of ways to improve experiences

  • Attention to details

  • Good collaborator

  • Hands-on learning

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