What does a Product Designer do?

over 8 years ago from Andy Leverenz, Product Designer

  • Sean GeraghtySean Geraghty, over 8 years ago

    Well in the UK we take Product Design, to be what Americans and other countries would refer to as Industrial Design. I am a product design student in the UK and we would normally look at how products are made and how we can improve them. Or we are given a new topic and we start to work on that. In terms of product design as its normally referred to in the US, Product Designers would look at the UI as far as I am aware, please correct me if I am wrong. So they would check that everything fits together and work on applications for both the web and mobile.

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    • Jenny G.Jenny G., over 8 years ago

      Well the same applies for Germany. I also studied Product/Industrial Design where we were strongly focussing on 3D design which also includes modeling, rendering, sketching and research and concepts. So the field of study starts with a general "problem" and process and solution of solving this problem. I also sometimes call it innovator studies. For quite a while now this field of study also implies interface design. As others already mentioned the product designer is focussing on the whole product from the beginning to end. Therefor a product designer can also be called a product owner. I still find it quite confusing though because I still think of a product designer as someone who deals with 3D products and not virtual ones, but as the borders between that fade I can understand the description in this context.

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      • Sean GeraghtySean Geraghty, over 8 years ago

        Completely agree about its confusion thats why my Dissertation will be loosely based on this topic which is why I was hoping my bit was right :)

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