IMPORTANT – Vocabulary

VLUMPIEST – Product Design Factors

  • Visual, Tactile and Aesthetic (Design elements & principles)
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • User-centered Design
  • Materials – Characteristics & Properties
  • Purpose, Function & Context
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Economics – Time & Cost
  • Sustainability
  • Technologies – Tools, Processes & Manufacturing Methods

Product Design Process

Product Design Process – PPVWEIRDED

  • Production
  • Production Plan (Scheduled)
  • Visualisations
  • Working Drawings
  • Evaluation (Product)
  • Identify end-user need, problem or opportunity
  • Research
  • Design Options (presentation drawings), selection and justification of preferred option
  • Evaluation Criteria
  • Design Brief

Product Design Process – In Order

  1. Identify end-user need, problem or opportunity
  2. Design Brief
  3. Evaluation Criteria
  4. Research
  5. Visualisations
  6. Design Options (presentation drawings), selection and justification of preferred option
  7. Working Drawings
  8. Production Plan (Scheduled)
  9. Production
  10. Evaluation (Product)

Design Elements – C FLOPS and the 4 T’s

  • Colour
  • Form
  • Line
  • Opacity
  • Point
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Tone
  • Translucency
  • Transparency

Design Principles – SCAMPS BRR PNP

  • Symmetry
  • Contrast
  • Asymetry
  • Pattern
  • Surface Qualities
  • Balance
  • Repetition
  • Rhythm
  • Proportion
  • Negative Space
  • Positive Space