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Started by Tim Tindle Oct 24, 2012.
How does a Industrial Designer know when he/she has made it? How do you know when you have gotten there?Continue
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That's me, sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees! I am thinking about asking people in the profession that would be using the item for input as to what they don't like about the current one, then improving on it. I have to be careful, though, in not being guilty of patent infringement. The "brain dump" is an excellent idea, thanks for the suggestions Tim!
Welcome, So in reading your post it kinda sounds like you are allowing the details of the item to overwhelm the development of it. It is not a easy thing to bring you ideas to life so please don't take me the wrong way. The mindmapping is to help reveal pros and cons of the ideas in words.
I have found that a large part of developing these ideas occur as you work on various renderings. As you work through these things don't censor the thoughts you have simply allow a "brain dump" to occur and develop the different ideas.
Depending on your drawing abilities it may be worth your time to hit one of the local colleges that has a second or third level drawing class and try to hire one of the students to draw out your idea for you. Oh course after having them sign a NDNC agreement.
this is where a good industrial designer earns their money. A good industrial designer is adept in providing different conceptual models of an item that fits the criteria set forth by you.
hope this helps. if you have more questions please feel free to ask away. :)
I have some ideas for some inventions of my own, but am having a hard time designing it myself. The first step of any invention would be to do the mind mapping, but after that you must be certain exactly what you want it to be. What purpose would it serve? Make sure it is everything you want it to be before starting the actual drawing. After that I am stuck as well...how to get it on paper?
I am interested in finding out how to bring an idea for a product out of my mind and putting it into design format. Can either of you two other members give me any tips. I don't know anything about getting started.
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