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What are five critical goals that industrial designers help a team to achieve when developing a new product?
- Ease of Maintenance
- Low costs
The cost of ID for products with relatively little user interaction (ex.: industrial equipment) is approximately ___.
tens of thousands of dollars
Development of an intensely visual and interactive product (ex.: automobile) requires ___ of dollars of ID effort.
The more important ergonomics and aesthetics are to the product's success, the more ___ the product is on ID.
The ___ of ID services is determined by the number and type of designers used, duration of the project, number of models required, material costs and other related expenses.
The expenses incurred to implement the product details created through ID is known as ___.
The penalty associated with extended lead time is called ___.
What are the benefits of using ID?
- Increased product appeal and greater customer satisfaction through additional or better features
- strong brand identity
- product differentiation
___ is when a company's products maintain a consistent and recognizable appearance.
What are the six steps of the industrial design process?
- Investigation of customer needs
- Preliminary refinement
- Further refinement and final concept selection
- Control drawings or models
- Coordination with engineering, manufacturing, and external vendors
What are thumbnail sketches?
Simple sketches of each concept made by industrial designers
Models of the most promising concepts are known as ___.
Soft models are created in the ___ step of the ID process.
Hard models and information-intensive drawings are known as ___.
___ are still technically nonfunctional yet are close replicas of the final design with a very realistic look and feel
Hard models are created in the ___ step of the ID process
Further refinement and final concept selection
What is emotional appeal?
The rating of the overall consumer appeal of the product
What is product differentiation?
The rating of a product's uniqueness and consistency with the corporate identity
There is a high degree of user interaction for ___ products