Product, interaction and 3D design
Designers produce ideas for a wide range of everyday and conceptual objects that could be for mass production, small batches or one-offs.
More recently – due to the increase in online commerce – there has been a surge in the profession of service design, which requires the essential skill of design and user experience. Think of online shopping with Tesco, or The Wii; both have the end user at the forefront of the design process. And because more products and services are being created using digital prototyping, manufacturing and information technology, it’s no surprise that interaction design is quickly becoming a ‘must have’ design skill. Think of the ATM, a mobile phone, hand held game device; all is interaction design.
Understanding end-user needs, along with creativity, is absolutely essential to the design process; while an awareness of marketing, finance, sales, manufacturing and general business can also be useful. What’s more, new age designers face the fresh challenge of sustainable design, as the world looks to preserve resources and cut back on waste.
If you’re passionate about design and technology, and welcome the challenge of designing for the digital age, check out some of the jobs that YOU could be doing and, have a look at the courses that Ravensbourne offer.
Courses for you
- UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Design and Media)
- BA (Hons) Design (Products)
BA (Hons) Design (Interactions)