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Industrial Designing 101: Beginning Any Project!

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Designers, I am showing you the full industrial design process by designing a fan. I’m gonna be going through all of the different phases of industrial design and taking you along with me towards the end of this video. I’m gonna be going over the requirements. The constraints that were gonna need to stick to when designing this fan. Alright, you ready, guys? Let’s begin for the next video. Jonny, we’re talking about project introduction. Remember when I had you design a car and I told you the things that it needed. [MUSIC] [Applause] he’s late again like every single day. Oh, here he comes. Hey, oh, sorry about that designers. I’m a little late to work. Thank you all for showing up. Oh, it’s no problem. So what are we doing today? One of our clients is asking for us to design them a fan, oh! I’ve always wanted to design a fan. So what do we have to do? I’m gonna need you guys, all of you. All of you guys design me. The best fan you can design? Yeah, fan sounds really cool to design. So where is this gonna be? Is it gonna be a standalone fan? How big is it? How much is it gonna cost? Go ahead and go ahead, Shoo-shoo! Start designing me a fan. Make it good and snappy. What are you guys still doing here? I told you guys to design me a fan. We’re gonna need a little more information before we can actually start designing this fan designers every single product that’s ever been made has been born in somebody’s head, and it has to convert from that idea in the head to something that we can hold in our hands and many times a lot of these people that have these great ideas don’t necessarily have the skills in order to create it and that’s what an industrial designer is here to help with unless you’re designing a product all on your own. Generally, This is how the process works. Somebody’s gonna have the idea and you’re gonna have to execute it. This person can either be your boss, Your professor. If you’re still a student or your client, If perhaps you’re a freelancer or you own your own business or it can be like in my case. A product manager. There is a list of things that. I like to ask the client or the boss or the product manager. Before I begin still leaving things really broad enough to where I can come up with multiple solutions but also have a direction that is clear so guys in this video we’re gonna be covering those things and also we’re gonna be jumping into the fan. I’ll be defining what this fan needs to work within these constraints in order to achieve what we’re looking for. All right, guys? I’m gonna go home now and look for some old project briefs that I received from my professors. I gotta mention this, though. When you are a still a student, generally the person that’s assigning you A project is your professor. Professor is coming from a different type of background. Then let’s say somebody that’s actually expecting to have this project be made. Your professor is trying to teach you and improve and learn some lessons of industrial design, the assignments that they give you is going to be catered exactly for that, which is different than say, a product manager or a boss or a client who’s really expecting this product to be real manufacturable and obviously, really good. It’s good to know this before we begin. You’re designing for a professor for a class in comparison to if you were designing a real-world product from a boss or a client. Just come in here, buddy. Alright, buddy! Let me tell you about project. Introductions, see this box right here. Full of all of my old drawings and renderings and project briefs and notes and sketches of all of the work that I’ve done. I Cal State Long Beach. I’m gonna go ahead, dig through this. But first I have to take it down. This thing weighs about a hundred pounds. So doing it for you guys, okay. Oh, yeah, there’s my logo. Love this mat with some hits of gloss. This is a nutrition lunchbox with a built-in pill case in a protein shaker, so project requirements design a fully functioning lunchbox. So it could be any type of lunchbox. It doesn’t have to be this workout One that I did, but that’s the direction that I wanted to go. Let’s move on to contain all parts of a lunchbox hinges, locks handles etc. So these are the things that we have to think up on top of just the design. You know, it’s like okay well. The design is well. I want a lunchbox. I want to have some sort of a pill organizer and I want to have some sort of a bottle shaker. This is just my idea. Not sure what it’s gonna look like yet, but this is what. I came up with give the lunchbox, A theme or a specific purpose as you guys can see for the gym and then produce multiple views, color studies and a view of it opened up build in SolidWorks and rendered in Keisha. You’re going to be providing a lot of different views to show off different functions. So this one as you guys can see, I provided one where the view is all opened up to show everything and how it all kind of works and comes together. Right Here Is my color study. You could have a white and silver hit one again. I really like the matte, with a hint of kind of metal. Glossy kind of hits gives a really good look and punch to your products. This is the normal one, the black on grey silver ish one and then also black on red because who doesn’t love black and red. And then here’s a close-up of the pill case. And what you do. Is these clip on, and then you could just pop them up, there’s. The hero shot, but everything is shut. This is what you would normally see on an everyday basis. What I should have done, too, is also put it in a background, maybe the gym and the background, and it just kind of ties your product together in the context that it will be living right now. So the five things that I really need to know before I begin. A project is number one, the timeline. How long I have in order to work on this project, I need to know. How long are they giving me since? I’ve been doing it for a long time now. I kind of know how fast I work and the type of work that I can expect to produce within a certain amount of time. Okay, number two is cost money and time go hand-in-hand so I need to know how much money they’re expecting. This product is gonna be a hundred dollar item. Is it going to be a thousand dollar item? Is it gonna be high-end if they tell me? Oh, this is just gonna be a very simple, low budget product. I need to know this thing, so it kind of narrows down the possibilities of what this project is gonna be if the compet. I need to know what are the other competitive products are out there that they’re looking at that. They think it’s actually really good that they might want to add in some features of that product into our product. I want to hear the things that they like about the competitors, the things that they don’t like about the competitors so that I know what to do and what not to do. All of them are really important, but this is to me when it comes to what to expect as far as design vision is the most important one. I want to know what the client what the boss is expecting. Competitors really helps with that. It really tells me what they like and what they don’t like about them, but I like to ask other things such as their personal style that different products that they like certain things that other companies have done that they really admired. These are the things that I want to know in this vision kind of category. I really just want to narrow down what they specifically are expecting thing. That’s very elegant and very beautiful and very glamorous or something that’s very bold and edgy and sporty and fast a lot of the times they don’t know, and that’s a good thing to know, too, if they don’t know, and then that means it’s up to you to kind of contribute, and we all know that a product can go in every single direction. It can be bold, it can be subtle, it can be very trendy and my philosophy is that you need to be a really really good listener. Hear the things that are in between the lines so that you can increase your chances of success by giving the person what they’re exactly looking for, or maybe even more. Alright, so the fifth thing guys is the deliverables. So you need to make it clear on what you’re gonna be showing your client or your boss The next time you see them. Three concepts. I’ll be providing you five concepts. I’ll be providing you some research, so it’s just being really really clear on what you will be giving them and showing them the next time you guys meet. It’s good to kind of gauge how you feel when you leave the meeting for the very first time when I leave feeling very motivated and excited. I know this project is gonna be good, alright? I hoped you guys enjoyed that. It’s actually one thing that I did forget to mention under the vision category is also who this product is going to be for. Is it a man or a woman or a dog? These are the things that I really like to know before I begin for the fan. I got a cheat sheet. So these are gonna be the things that we need to know before. We design this fan the very first thing that I want in. This fan is for it to be multi-purpose. I don’t want just a single fan Only for a single purpose. I want it to be multifunctional. For the next requirement. It has to have three different speeds. Okay, so that means it has to have some type of a interface in some way to where you can adjust the different speeds. It’s gonna be priced a little bit higher end, okay, it’s gonna be about $50 $49.99 to about $80 and so for the vision of this fan guys. I want it to be very trendy. I want it to be more of a modern fan. Not just something very traditional. What you would normally expect a fan to look like it might be used for college students. Someone that doesn’t quite have a lot of space or maybe just a young professional that needs a fan in their small studio or condominium. So those are the four requirements guys that? I’m gonna need for this fan. We’re gonna develop it a little more as we go. All right, guys. I hope you enjoyed the video. Go ahead and hit that subscribe button If you haven’t already hit that thumbs up button. See you next week. Peace [Music]!