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industrial design

n. the blend of applied art, architecture and engineering which attempts to develop physical solutions to meet particular needs

Industrial design

Industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production. Its key characteristic is that design is separated from manufacture: the creative act of determining and defining a product's form and features takes place in advance of the physical act of making a product, which consists purely of repeated, often automated, replication. This distinguishes industrial design from craft-based design, where the form of the product is determined by the product's creator at the time of its creation.

All manufactured products are the result of a design process, but the nature of this process can take many forms: it can be conducted by an individual or a large team; it can emphasize intuitive creativity or calculated scientific decision-making, and often emphasizes both at the same time; and it can be influenced by factors as varied as materials, production processes, business strategy and prevailing social, commercial or aesthetic attitudes. The role of an industrial designer is to create and execute design solutions for problems of form, function, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development, and sales.

Usage examples of "industrial design".

Representations of oceanic life forms will find their way into graphic and industrial design.

One day the topic was Full-World Business Opportunities, and Art began to see why he and his six fellows might have been chosen to attend: Amy and George worked in contraception, Sam and Max in industrial design, Sally and Elizabeth in agricultural technology, and he himself in resource recovery.

All blended perfectly with the garden, each a small masterpiece of industrial design.

He's a Belt immigrant, and he's done an industrial design that could be adapted to Earth.

Hes a Belt immigrant, and hes done an industrial design that could be adapted to Earth.

It was of industrial design, heavier and more powerful than the GAR-surplus model Jesson had brought down into the labyrinth.

The steel girders were exposed at the top as was popular with these designs, painted a sedate blue for the industrial design effect.

In fact, in virtually every phase of architecture and industrial design, they beat the heads off us and we still copy them because we cannot do better.