Applied Arts Vs Engineering Design
To plan and style skillfully or artistically. to plan for a certain purpose: a new scholarship designed specifically for foreign students studying business. to contrive or devise in the mind: to plan for the future. the prisoner designed an elaborate escape.
It’s not that difficult to do; it’s just that most people are afraid of taking calculated risks or acting on their “rage”. Many designers fear taking irrational risks. They tend to think in terms of black and white, good or evil, right or wrong. However, in regards to graphic design it’s more about creating an action-oriented perspective. This difference is critical for designers to grasp the concept of “designed to earn.”
When a product is designed to earn, it has to be applied creatively. In other words, it’s not enough to take a look at a problem-solving approach and create an attractive product. Product design is actually very difficult and complex. In order for this to happen, graphic design has to be applied in a highly organized and rational way. The object is to solve problems and create products that solve problems in a specific and repeatable way.
In order to understand the objectivity behind the production of any product, it’s important to first be able to clearly define the desired outcomes. Then, designers need to make sure that all of the necessary design goals are met. If a design goal isn’t met, then it’s pointless to move on to the next one. In fact, often times it’s better to spend resources and effort on designing something that doesn’t meet all of the design goals. For instance, if the target market and demographic are changing, then it makes sense to re-design the product design to accommodate these changes.
Designers who understand the purpose behind a product can apply different methods of brainstorming and problem-solving. Different design professionals use different methods. Some designers may decide to conduct interviews with customers or potential customers. Other designers may decide to go on a customer satisfaction survey or an intervention study. There are many other methods that designers may choose to use in order to better understand the problem-solving process and create more useful solutions.
When a product is well designed, the overall manufacturing process gets smoother. A smooth process means that a lot less mistakes are made which makes the finished product much higher quality than what it would have been if the product was designed using a less rational model or approach. That said, a lot of times, people don’t understand the rational model or how to apply it in a particular circumstance. To get an objective overview on the whole engineering design process, it’s best to hire a consulting firm that specializes in solving design problems.