Join Scott Clear for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to specializing in a design area, part of Industrial Design Foundations.
- Now that we've touched on lightly on the overall designer and kind of looking at it more from a high level approach. In this chapter we're going to drill down a little bit deeper in just a couple specialized areas. We're going to talk to two people. Now, both these people are full industrial designers. Their going to talk about a specialty in their disciplines. One of the most important things that I still feel very strongly about today is the power of sketching, and the ability to sketch and communicate visual as a universal language.
That's going to be one of our topics regarding the importance of it, the value of it, and maybe how to get started in it. From my point of view, there's a lot of things around sketching that still bring a lot of value from a business perspective. It's like many things, and a lot of experiences that we've had where is you invest a lot of time into something it makes it very difficult for you to let it go. Compare sketching to say something like CAD. They spend a lot of time in the CAD. The CAD's a computer investment, a software investment, and educational investment, and learning the CAD system.
Then once once you implement in the CAD, there's a lot of time in what you're trying to create into the system. Once you've invested a lot of time into something, it makes it very, very difficult for you to want to crumble it up, throw it away and start over. However, when you're sketching, that's exactly how you'll feel. You're not as emotionally invested into it. What you'll do is when you start seeing that your ideas are not as great as you'd like them to be. It's not that hard for you to let it go and move onto a better idea. Where as in CAD, you might see it's not as a great of an idea as you were hoping, but you think to yourself, oh I can fix this, I'll evolve this, I'll continue it until the bad idea becomes a worse idea.
These are the types of things that we want to keep people from doing. So, we're going to spend a little time in that area. Another big area that we're going to talk about are your career paths choices. There's many choices. There could be digital, there could be graphical, it could be art communications. It might be three dimensional. You might be into transportation. You might be into packaging. Today we're going to talk to a industrial designer, and she specializes in transportation. She's going to give us her insight on how she became an industrial designer that also specializes in transportation.
The take away from here is a lot of choice here, and generally we don't want to talk about just these two. There's many more for you to discover, but this is just to scratch the surface for ya.