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Industrial Designer

Career Exploration By Ryan Baan TDJ 3Ma Technology Design

Ryan Baan

on 14 January 2013

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Industrial Design Process 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Industrial Designer By Ryan Baan Industrial Designer ? What is an Industrial Designer? Cars Toasters iPhones Laptops iPads Lamps Clocks Chairs Earphones Soup Cans Water bottles USB sticks Keyboards Mouse iPods Pens Markers Bags Tables Desks Glasses Binders child-proof items Light Switches Beds Sofas Sinks Taps Toilets Tools Blender Microwave Rings Paper Clips Forks Knives Spoons Utensils Refrigerators Stoves Ovens Coffee Makers Travel Mugs Clips Industrial Designed Items Magnets Buckets Tools Hammers Screwdrivers Yo-Yos Notepads Shelves Jars Frames Thumb Tacks Bowls Windows Doors Shoes Sports Equipment Nets Cases Accessories Jewelry Coat Hangers Speakers Belts Frames Telephones Rulers Scissors Watches Stands Zipper Wrenches Televisions Printers Plugs Screens Air Conditioners Furnaces Racks Freezers Fans Pumps Radios Containers Vents Buttons Employment Earnings Industrial designers start by consulting with marketers and manufacturers to decide what is needed in terms of new products, or improvements to old ones. Industrial designers take this information to the drawing board. Once the designer is satisfied with the design, a physical model can be made. Manufacturing the new approved product. Education Attributes & Abilities Conclusion Outlook Sources of Employment Labour Pool Industry Employment Characteristics Working Conditions The End References Ryan Baan 2013 By They consider what is needed and how the product will be used. They research cost, how the product will be produced, and what materials will be needed. They take into account style, marketability, as well as health, safety and environmental concerns. Sketch new designs. Some designers use drafting equipment to draw by hand, but today most use computer drafting software and 3D imaging. Make multiple different sketches of multiple different ideas. Few of these ideas are kept, and these few are digitally modeled. Design is tested to show how it actually works. Then brought to the manufacturer for approval. If approved, production for the product begins. If NOT approved, then it is back to the drawing board for the designer and his/her product until the manufacturer approves a product. It is the process of experimentation and testing that leads to the best products. Industrial designers work with engineers and other product producers to finalize the product for complete manufacturing. Designers often oversee the physical production of the product in factories. Designers can also work on packaging and advertisements, as well as brochures and manuals to go along with the new product The final product is then packaged properly and sent to stores for consumers to buy and use. Industrial designers are usually employed by manufacturers, or design firms, but they are often self-employed. They can work in a variety of different conditions, none of which are terribly harsh: Some time spent in meeting rooms. Most time spent in production or design studios. Most of this time is spent working on computers. Possible to work outside in all weather conditions to test a new product. Could work in factories where it is often dusty and noisy, as they try to build models and prototypes. Industrial designers can work with a variety of people: Clients Engineers Manufacturers Marketing professionals Individuals involved in production Other designers Consumers Hours: Normally work regular hours. Around 8 hours a day, 5 days a week; making about a 40-hour work week. Could work longer hours and days on nights and weekends to meet deadlines. Industrial designers can often be under a lot of stress due to pressure to meet deadlines and to come up with new products Industrial Designers can often earn anywhere between $25,000 to $100,000 a year and above. Income depends on level of responsibility experience education type of design project hiring company Self-employed designers typically have the highest earnings. Industrial designers that are employed by a design firm or company on a permanent basis usually receive health and dental benefits as well as a paid vacation. Self-employed designers, however, have to provide for their own benefits and vacations. Most industrial designers are based in or near cities, close to large manufacturers, or design firms. There is more than one way to become an industrial designer. Employers require post-secondary education in industrial design, or a related field. Few colleges and universities across Canada offer an industrial design program. Both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree are available in school. However, a Master's Degree often gives a large advantage in this field. Some employers look for individuals with a background in engineering. It is possible to enter the field with a post-secondary education in architecture, graphic design, or fine arts. Here are some high school courses that allow students into industrial design programs as suggested by Career Cruising: Grade Nine English
Social Studies
Creative Arts
Health & Physical Education Grade Ten English Mathematics Science Social Studies Personal & Career Development Visual Arts Computers Technology Grade Eleven English Mathematics Probability & Statistics Physics Social Studies Visual Arts Computers Drafting & Design Grade Twelve English Algebra & Geometry Calculus Physics Social Studies Visual Arts Computers Drafting & Design Industrial designers conceptualize and produce designs for manufactured products. They use computers, science, technology, and aspects of design to produce such products. They are employed by manufacturing industries and private design firms or they may be self-employed. ~According to Service Canada Industrial designers are usually employed by manufacturers, or design firms, but they are often self-employed. Opportunities will mainly come from employment increase, but also from jobs vacated by industrial designers who retire or change jobs. For example, the training and experience of industrial designers gives them access to jobs as drafting technologists and technicians and sales representatives, and to promotion to managerial positions. ~According to Service Canada Opportunities will be available first and foremost to candidates who have a college or university education. Some available jobs will be filled by unemployed industrial designers in the next few years, because the number of employment insurance claimants is still in 2011 was still twice higher than before the beginning of the 2008-2009 recession, even though the unemployment rate is usually low in this occupation. In general, college training leads to a position as an industrial design technician, working under the supervision of a designer, and university training leads to a position as an industrial designer among many other occupations. The drop in the number of entrants in the Industrial Design program and the weak rebound expected in the manufacturing sector should make the situation very good for future designers over the coming years. ~According to Service Canada According to census data, in 2006 about 53% of industrial designers worked in the manufacturing sector and 30% in professional, scientific and technical services, mainly for specialized design services (19%) and architects, engineers and related services firms (8%). Significant numbers could also be found in wholesale trade (6%). Whatever industry they work in, the vast majority of their duties are directly related to manufacturing production. ~According to Service Canada According to census data, women held approximately 27% of the jobs in this occupation in 2006, a percentage that has been rising significantly since 1991 (17%). As slightly less than half of new college graduates in industrial design are women, this percentage should increase but they can be expected to remain in the minority. Approximately 67% of industrial designers worked full-time and full-year in 2005, a ratio which is much higher than for the average of all occupations (53%). Even though the vast majority were salaried employees, in 2006 the percentage who are self-employed was almost twice as high as for all occupations (19% compared with 11%). These self-employed workers may be paid by the hour, on a flat-rate basis for specified contracts, as a percentage of product sales, or through a some combination of these three methods of payment. ~According to Service Canada Job prospects in this occupation are fair. Over the past few years, the number of industrial designers increased sharply. This increase was directly related to manufacturing sector trends. Given the slow increase expected in the manufacturing sector employment after the current recession, but also the critical role of industrial designers in the development of new products, their numbers should continue to increase sharply over the coming years. Employment growth in this occupation depends primarily on trends that affect the manufacturing sector. ~According to Service Canada Industrial Designers Have: Large sense of creativity Combination of artistic ability with practical sides of science and technology Excellent problem solving skills Innovation Strong communication skills Excellent computer skills Abilities to draw, make models, & do drafting by hand Solid understanding of business, especially in marketing Business skills, especially for self-employed designers An excellent portfolio with past designs and work when applying for a job In conclusion, Industrial Design is an important part in the lives of so many consumers. Industrial designers have a big impact in the world, especially in the developing modern age of technology.
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