Almost every object that is in our home, in the car or on the street, is an example of one or another type of industrial design …
Industrial design includes high-tech and household products, vehicles and interior items. The main task of the designer is to create a functional product focused on mass production. Seriality – this is the distinguishing feature of industrial design compared to other sections of design.
Industrial Design is divided into two groups. Group “A” includes the design of objects mechanical engineering and machine tool building … This group of industrial design items is the most knowledge-intensive and technically complex. A high level of professionalism is required from designers. Group “B” includes consumer goods that make a person’s life more comfortable – household appliances, furniture, toys, work equipment, equipment, etc.
Industrial design is closely related to 3D modeling , which made it possible to simplify the work of creating concepts and prototypes. Visualization of the product helps to look at the industrial product in advance, and the prototype helps to identify its shortcomings.
To all products industrial design a number of technical requirements are imposed, including: ergonomics of the product, high productivity, efficiency, environmental safety and manufacturability. Industrial design development inextricably linked with scientific and technological progress. Therefore, products must be developed taking into account the latest advances in development, both new technology and technology.
Industrial design engineering devices
To this kind industrial design include devices used in construction, research, scientific research, etc. Engineering devices should help a person at all stages of project implementation – from planning to operation.
Most of the devices are highly specialized, only experienced professionals are able to handle them. Depending on the specification, the following types can be distinguished:
- geodetic instruments (theodolite, level, kipregel);
- geological (carbonate meter, density meter, georadar);
- hydrometeorological (aneroid barometer, psychrometer, solarimeter);
- ecological (electric aspirator, dosimeter, gas analyzers);
- archaeological instruments (magnetometer and gradiometer), etc.
Industrial design for medical equipment and technology
Recently, our agency Klona received a request for a 3D modeling of a fitness bracelet (to measure general health indicators). It’s user-friendly and trendy modern industrial design for medical devices. Its concept is already in our portfolio …
Medical equipment is designed to provide comfortable treatment, prophylactic and diagnostic measures, etc. The equipment helps to optimize labor-intensive processes, and medical equipment helps to perform medical and nursing manipulations.
At the same time, medical devices such as blood pressure monitor, tachometer and inhaler are considered household appliances.
Industrial design for transport funds
Great influence on development industrial vehicle design exerts pressure from environmentalists. This affects the choice of materials and shapes when creating vehicles. The industrial design of vehicles is developing, which has a minimal negative impact on the environment (for example, bicycles). By the way, in the Netherlands using 3 Dprinter printed a frame for a bicycle – such a vehicle can withstand heavy loads, and the structure is characterized by increased strength.
Recently Industrial Design car closely related to the development of electric motors. This affects both the internal structure of the car and its appearance. In addition, changes in the use of energy are leading to a rethinking of the very attitude towards vehicles. Industrial designers need to keep this in mind as well.
Industrial design household devices and equipment
In addition to fulfilling their intended purpose, household appliances should be aesthetically pleasing. There are several directions in the industrial design of household devices:
1. Measuring instruments
Designers develop devices for determining different measures (time, weight), meteorological indicators (temperature, pressure), etc. Even in everyday life, users impose a requirement on devices for high accuracy of indicators, which complicates the process of creating a device.
2. Computing technology
It is one of the fastest growing areas in industrial design. This category includes calculators, tablets, smartphones, computers and laptops. The main requirement of consumers is high device performance … For example, on a new laptop ASUS ROG GX700 – an innovative liquid cooling system that delivers record performance.
3. Kitchen appliances
There are several categories of kitchen appliances for their intended purpose:
- preservation of food properties of products (refrigerator);
- mechanical processing (blender);
- heat treatment (waffle iron, deep fryer);
- preparation of drinks (juicer).
This area includes entertainment (player), office (printer) and communication (TV) equipment.
5. Other directions
Big direction in industrial design form devices for the care of clothes (washing machine), home (vacuum cleaner), appearance (hairdryer) and for the regulation of the microclimate (heater). Together they constitute a significant group of devices for serial production … A high degree of differentiation of devices of the same functionality for different target groups plays a significant role here.
The directions of creating smart household robots: for cleaning the house and swimming pools, washing windows, agricultural purposes (shearing sheep, weeding, harvesting).
The elements interior and exterior
Industrial interior design must provide high ergonomics for office and home furniture. Also, design solutions should be energy efficient. Since interior items surround a person most of the time, industrial designers should choose materials safe for humans …
Product manufacturing can be greatly simplified by using 3D printing … This allows you to create products quickly and efficiently. So, with the development of 3D printing using levitation, it will be possible to speed up printing at times, which will bring multi-batch production to a new level.
Contact the KLONA agency – we are developing industrial design and mass production of parts!