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Improving industrial designers work process by involving user research

Improving industrial designers work process by involving user research [PDF]

Abstract: With changing times, new technologies and more opinionated consumers, the modern industrial designer has found himself in need of fresher and more up to date approaches in his daily work. In a fast moving industry, the designer needs to keep a thinking process of dynamic and subjective attitude. User research is part of user centered design (UCD). UCD has a reputation for subjective and reflective practice. In this paper there are two example cases. One is conducted by a classical industrial design process, and another is costing half of energy and time in user research. These examples will give the grounding for believing that the industrial designer needs to adopt user research methods to a level where he can still continue to work under the very nature of industrial design that has made it a successful practice for the last century. The combing of the approaches and attitude will help the designer to stay relevant in today’s product development process.

The incorporation of User Centered Design and Industrial design

The incorporation of User Centered Design and Industrial design [PDF]

Abstract: Traditional Industrial Design (TID) has been an important aspect in the NPD process since last decades. User centered design (UCD) is a growing research field for product innovation start from the end of 20th century. An NPD process needs support from both design knowledge and research methodologies. Both TID and UCD focus on user’s perspective when multi-disciplinary work together. They provide skills and method for designing the style and usability, and balancing user need and reality. The skills from TID help design expression and realization to communicate efficiently with other participants by vivid pictures and real prototypes. The skills from UCD help idea generation and opportunity finding by holding workshop and interview with participants. TID and UCD represent different perspectives of the subjective and the objective respectively. Their methodologies is the essential for designer carry out the design solution, and at the same time the project improves the methodologies of TID and UCD through a reflection process.

Industrial Design Works

Designer work as a developer take user perspective into product to ensure and improve the meaning of existence.

the product is not only function and form at this time, designer should consider more about emotion, reason, experience, and ecologic.Designer work as a developer take user perspective into product to ensure and improve the meaning of existence.

the product is not only function and form at this time, designer should consider more about emotion, reason, experience, and ecologic.

[PAPER] Designer Communication

Paper publication on Google scholar.

THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DESIGNER AND DESIGN RECEIVER: THE IMPRESSION IN PRODUCT DESIGN.

ABSTRACT
When people think about a product, the first impression always mainly influences the result. 
Product is the medium of communication between designer and designer receiver.
 Because both of them have varied different experience and background,
the information would be biased during the transferring process.
The common symbols which can be recognized by both of designer and receiver are the key tools for communication.
In some case, the same symbol in one product would be leads to different receiver impression.
Generally, impression includes 3 aspects: aesthetics, function, and emotion.
Designer needs to create an attractive and accurate impression in product from these 3 aspects.
For facing the dilemma of communication, 
some experimental approaches can help designer deal with unique and diversity situations.
Solving the detail problem in each step could keep the original meaning of designer.

LenovoTouch Introduction Demo

Here is a project from Lenovo. That described the functionality and usability of the multi-touch screen from Lenovo.  the demo is running flash air or flash, actually, it is a special designed flash movie player.

Here is a project from Lenovo. That described the functionality and usability of the multi-touch screen from Lenovo.  the demo is running flash air or flash, actually, it is a special designed flash movie player.

Interactive rowing training

cooperating with Dannish Rowing Team , I made a system to help professional rowing training

it was a project to help danish rowing team improve their training experience.
more over, I expended it to a general motion capture and training.
I update the program, which can also be used on Android or iOS

visit the Program here

rowing training programcooperating with Dannish Rowing Team , I made a system to help professional rowing training

it was a project to help danish rowing team improve their training experience.
more over, I expended it to a general motion capture and training.
I update the program, which can also be used on Android or iOS

visit the Program here

rowing training program