Industrial Design

key Compentencies

Each discipline will require a different set of competencies, for Industrial Design I have defined the following:

  1. IP: Intellectual Property generation, Ideas, Originality, Common Sense...
  2. Technology: Computing, Electronics, Control, Power...
  3. User Focus, Usability & Usefulness: User Studies, User Evaluation, Personnae, Scenario of Use...
  4. Market & Business: Research, Stakeholders, Competitors, Current products, Business Model...
  5. Form & Aesthetics: Design Style, Form Giving, Beauty...
  6. Materials & Fabrication: Library of Materials, Prototype Fabrication, Rapid Prototyping Process...
  7. Socio-Cultural Issues: Awareness of contemporary social issues, Cultural trends and movements...
  8. Mixed & Integrating Perspective: Combining disciplines as well as methods and approaches, Workgroup, Team management...
  9. Modelling, Visualisation & Communication: Models, Prototypes, Sketches, Posters, Movies, presentations...
  10. Design Method & Practice: User Centred Design, Participationary Design, Design planning and workload, Tools used...
  11. Self Assessment & Criticism: Awareness of progress(es), Weak points, Learning Plan, Crtical Evaluation of own's work...