Industrial Design Asia is a young design agency in The Netherlands and Shanghai China.

What is industrial design? 

By definition, industrial design is the blend or mix of engineering  with art where the goal is to create a real touchable  product. There are different sub-divisions or categories to the design including designing for furniture, packaging, cars, different products, lighting, logos and others. There are also designs which may be applied to 3D art work.

Industrial design or product development is specifically different from other types of design in that it focuses on the industrialized and manufacturing process. By and large, the whole process is intended to produce a design which could be produced in series or in masse. Overall, the whole concept is based on not what is produced but on the process of how the products are being produced.

Originally, industrial design started out at the very beginning of the 20th century. Its growth coincided with the growth of technology and it evolved thanks to innovations in technology. As the Western world evolved in terms of its capabilities to manufacture goods, there was a need for an industry which would engineer the process of mass production.

The term “industrial design” first came out around 1919, when Joseph Claude Sinel of New Zealand coined the phrase. At its infancy, the industrial designer role was to unite two techniques: traditional craftsmanship and techniques in mass-market production.

The main concern is for an efficient and effective generation and development of artistic and engineering ideas which will lead to the manufacture of new products. The designers throw around ideas and put these ideas into sketches which will then be converted into a prototype design. Once they prototype goes through a rigorous trial and error testing and re-design, it could get approved for production, or it could be tossed and considered inefficient.

The whole process of industrial design can be tedious and may take a lot of time. There are a lot of analytical processes which would have to be considered before any final mass production is pushed through.

Usually, the final product is one which will be useful, functional and efficient.

A industrial design firm , such as IDA can assit you in this process.



Industrial design engineering

There is a  large misunderstanding between the overlapping functions in which these two creation processes—industrial design and design engineering—operate. The following definitions are from Wikipedia: 

Industrial Design (ID) is an applied art whereby the aesthetics and usability of products may be improved. Design aspects specified by the industrial designer may include the overall shape of the object, the location of details with respect to one another, colors, texture, sounds, and aspects concerning the use of the product ergonomics. 

Design Engineering (DE) is a discipline that creates and transforms ideas and concepts into a product definition that satisfies customer requirements. if you are searching for a design enginering company in china chinacreativecompany can help you day and night.


Rapid prototyping

IDA , industrial design consultants in Thailand , believes in 3d printing and rapid prototyping, early in the design process. Actually during the entire design and design engineering process.

Once you have a basic idea , even if it is a basic new shape of a redesign , it is very fruitful to create paper/clay or wooden prototypes.  also foam prototypes are often used to achieve a quick mock -up of your idea.

You will learn, get feedback and validate the real dimensions and functions rather then your 3d cad model on your computer screen.