Designs are ideas that can be transformed to drawings and plans which enables the manufacture of products.
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Design is about assessing the complexity of your environment to come up with creative innovations
Is designing different from creativity?
design is every product shape according to its utility
Is human body is also a design ???
if you exclude the humans animals roads and tree every thing in the world is a product.and you have to design for your self and for your better living.if you a product is beautifully design people can buy it.and also product designing is use for betterment of the products
Design objective is only R & C , nothing else
This section of the course looks at the process of design - from assessing the complexity of design as an activity, to exposing the difficulty in making general conclusions about how designers work. You will be able to identify innovation in a wide variety of designed objects and evaluate the impact of this innovation.
Design is everywhere. Look around you, and consider the objects you see. For example, in an office you may see a computer, a telephone, a pen, a coffee mug, sunglasses, a stapler, a wallet, a diary, carpet tiles, a desk, a chair, window blinds, a radiator, a strip light, and much more besides. All these objects are the result of a number of decisions which have been made by someone - either an individual or, more likely, a team of people.
The designing of the material world is a complex and multifaceted activity involving a variety of human capabilities. It is this complexity which is explored in this section.
Straight away we can see that we need to make a distinction between the human capability for designing and the output of that process: the designs which surround us in their many forms. In this field, authors often refer to both the process and the product as ‘design’. Watch for this and try to work out which they are referring to.
To help give you an appreciation of the wide spectrum of contexts in which designing is undertaken and the variety of designs which emerge, our case studies will be taken from a variety of fields. The list below gives some of the examples we shall be looking at:
• designing a folding bicycle
• designing a human-powered aircraft
In addition to the wide variety of contexts in which designing occurs there is also great variation in the types of knowledge required by designers. Design teams are rarely static in their composition, and will rarely rely on the skills of designers alone. Specialist contributions will be sought throughout the whole process of designing: for example, advice on a potential market, information on a new material or results from the testing of a prototype.
However, at the core of a design team will be people who are able to interpret information. They will have developed a certain blend of skills and knowledge which they use to combine and transform information into creative, new products.
One thing all those objects in an office have in common is that they were all made in large numbers. This is not to say that you cannot be designing if you are not planning and specifying for mass manufacture. Indeed, we can all find ourselves designing to some extent during our daily lives.
Many people who have acquired a powerful ability for designing use it to make one-off designs - for example craft workers in wood or silver, or designers for the theatre. However, this course material is biased towards the particular demands of designing for mass manufacture and mass consumption.
The term design can be used to describe the creative output of various professions such as jewellers, architects, boat builders, and those people devising new television adverts. So a study of design would not be complete without a study of designing, and this course material will guide you through both. It will look at the designs of our manufacturing culture including bridges and architecture as well as consumer products.
It will also examine the process of designing, including a critical appraisal of some of the accepted models of design. The term innovation is widely used today and this section reflects on what constitutes innovative design and innovative designing. Design is an essential part of engineering, and, in a competitive world, innovation is an essential part of design.
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