Industrial Design Processes

A design is essentially a blueprint or specifications for the construction or production of an object or system, or even for the successful implementation of such a plan or specifications in the form of a product, process or mechanism. The word ‘design’ itself denotes a design or an example of something planned and produced; the term ‘idea’ connotes something beautiful to be contemplated. The word ‘design’ is commonly used in science-fiction novels, but it applies equally well to other fields as well (e.g., architecture, industrial design, etc.). The word ‘idea’ can also be used to refer loosely to an idea for creating something, though not necessarily a physical object.


The term HID (High-Intensity Discharge) has come into wide usage as an industry term; this refers to the use of special high-energy discharges to enhance product development processes. High-Intensity Discharge, or HID, is used for many different purposes, including heating, lubrication, deionization, and many others. It is also used for power coating, which is the process of applying a protective coating on metals to protect them from corrosion and rusting. Other uses include photovoltaic cell applications, medical applications, aerospace applications and flat panel LCD panel applications.

Design research covers many different topics, including principles of form, lines, space planning, lighting, and form, color, textiles, and furniture design. The industrial designers who conduct design research can use either the conventional tools of geometric, structural, and stylized drawing, or new tools such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Computer Aided Drawing (CAD). They use both desktop and bench-top computers, and often work in groups as a team to solve problems more quickly. The industrial designers are also expected to have good communication skills, because they will be influencing physical products as well as their aesthetic appeal. This also involves good problem solving skills, because it is often difficult for one person to understand the complex ideas behind complicated designs. These are just some of the skills that are needed for an industrial designer job.