40 Products And Concepts That Were Created For Modern Problems, Shared In This Online Group
It's hard to spot every gem in the forever-changing product design industry. But luckily for us, there's a subreddit for just that. Constantly researching and scrutinizing new stuff, these folks unearth loads of cool ideas that already have or possibly will see the light of day. Or the bulb of a store.
It's not the first time we at Bored Panda have invited you to take a look at such an online community. Not so long ago, we released a piece about a similar one here.
But this one focuses on newer innovations, so we thought it deserves its own publication. I mean, where else would you see a burial suit made from mushrooms to deliver your body to nature quicker and cleaner?
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To get a better understanding of how these items come to life, we contacted Sam Gwilt, who is a London-based industrial designer and product visualizer and also runs an Instagram and YouTube channel called Sam Does Design where he shares industry tips with the design community.
First of all, there's lots of sketching. "From research, to concept, to refinement, to manufacturing, designing a product is an iterative process that can take years," Gwilt told Bored Panda.
"It's important to understand what the markets and mindsets of customers will be like in the next few years (when the product launches). Once a brief has been set, it's time to design multiple concepts to find the right solution. Sketching, scribbles, and CAD modeling are all useful to refine designs. Each solution will be prototyped to analyse ergonomics and assembly, usually starting with rough card models, progressing to 3D prints, and then finally to full industrial tooling."
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Trying to determine whether or not a particular design is good, many turn to Dieter Rams and his '10 commandments.' According to Rams, good design is innovative, makes a product useful, is aesthetic, makes a product understandable, is unobtrusive, is honest, is long-lasting, is thorough down to the last detail, is environmentally friendly, and involves as little design as possible. Even though he wrote them a long time ago and technology has advanced light years since then, many think Dieter's principles still apply today.
"When Dieter Rams defined the 10 principles, he thought that they'd be updated and adapted over time," Gwilt highlighted. "It's a good starting point; a helpful framework, but it's exciting to see new designers from different backgrounds share their voices for what makes good design."
Interestingly, Sam even met Rams in person! You can check out how that went here.
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In Gwilt's own opinion, he thinks a good design must first and foremost form an innate connection between the user and the product.
"Someone needs to look at the product, and instantly understand what it is and how it can benefit them," he said. "The goal is to design a product that is understandable and desirable. It should integrate neatly with the existing lifestyle of the customer, and improve it for the better."
"I feel like 'industrial design' has hit a wave of public interest in recent years," the designer and internet personality added. If you want to learn more about the craft, check out Sam's Instagram and YouTube channels where he teaches everything he knows.