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Industrial design trends to keep up with

DOT Content Team
July 3, 2022
3 min read

An industrial designer’s profession is both tough and interesting. A good industrial designer must develop with the changing times to attain knowledge about the global client base, in addition to perfect designing, sketching, prototyping, iterating, and testing. Every product on the market begins with a design. Whether it’s an integrated circuit board, furniture, an automobile, or a gas turbine, design lies at the heart of everything we see, hold, and use. Designers must keep on top of every new trend defining the industry in the age of smart technology and smarter clients. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few elements that every designer should be aware of in order to create innovative ideas for the future.
Emotion has been and will continue to be important. In today’s world, there are zillion options in any category to select from, and buyers are fickle. The only way to sell is to stand out and attract attention by offering innovative designs that capture the consumer’s hearts and minds and allow him or her to connect with him or her on a personal level. To attract users, no matter how innovative a technology is, a useful, personable design must become an extension of their personality. It must reflect their style, which is the single most important component in convincing them to buy it. Every product’s design must tell a story. Is it sleek and practical, bright and colorful, large and comfortable, or simply too cute to ignore? To become a sensation, a product’s design must elicit a specific emotion from its intended audience.

A production designer sketches out an idea for a design development drawing
The Only Way Is Through Energy-Efficient Design.Everyone is aware of the damage we have already done to the planet’s resources, and energy-efficient products are the only ones that will survive in the future. Manufacturers are concerned about energy use during manufacturing, consumers are concerned about their carbon imprint, and, of course, power expenses. The consumer is not of the ‘compare prices and buy the cheapest’ school of thought. Before purchasing anything, today’s tech-savvy and well-informed consumer conducts thorough product research and benefit analysis, taking into account long-term power savings. Nowadays, efficient lighting, heating, and cooling are the norm. To maintain any currency with environmentally conscious consumers, industrial designers must produce energy-efficient designs.
Big Data Will Also Change Industrial Design. By 2022, over 50 billion gadgets are estimated to be connected to the internet! All of these devices will, predictably, transmit large volumes of data, which is wonderful news for designers. Previously, a number of design faults were only discovered after the product was released to the public. Any product input required to be acquired through meetings and conversations with customers, both of which take time if done mechanically. With Internet support, goods can now collect usage data and transmit it to engineers. They may thus discover how customers use their products, which features are most frequently used, which areas cause inconvenience, and which ones are simply ignored. This is all essential information that designers may use to make suitable alterations and enhancements to their designs.

CAD Will Transition To Cloud-Based Product Design For decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has been the foundational technology for design. Things will get even better and faster with the inclusion of the cloud. “The era of cloud-based product design is upon us,” according to Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management, 2016” research. With cloud integration, all members of the design team will be able to collaborate in real time from any device or browser. Any modifications, updates, or revisions to the design will be transmitted in real-time to all members, allowing for a more collaborative, seamless, and speedier design development.The industrial design ecosystem will be dominated by Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies. According to IDC, SaaS will account for around 30% of the commercial software industry by 2022.

The world of industrial design is evolving and growing. Manufacturers are demanding increasingly cost-effective designs with shorter time-to-market. Consumers are increasingly demanding well-designed items that give tremendous performance while also looking fashionable. The most recent technologies and trends enable designers to build more efficient and powerful designs that will last for years to come.

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