Design and manufacture
This section explores and explains the range of materials and the manufacturing processes and techniques commonly associated with, and utilized by, product design.
Working with manufacturers
As a young designer it can be a daunting prospect attempting to see a concept through to manufacture and market. In order to see their products on the shelves, designers need to understand the whole design process and not just focus on abstract “design concepts.”
The process of designing and manufacturing works most effectively when there are clear channels of communication. Designers need to understand the manufacturing processes of each factory; it is good to ask questions and identify possible design opportunities, while manufacturers ...