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Industrial and Interaction Design Resources: Getting Started

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Industrial Design

What is industrial design?

Industrial designers develop a wide spectrum of design solutions that meet current demands and anticipate the future needs of society.

It is all about ideas!

Design according to the Oxford English Dictionary is

I. A mental plan.>

1. a. A plan or scheme conceived in the mind and intended for subsequent execution; the preliminary conception of an idea that is to be carried into effect by action; a project.


b. ‘A scheme formed to the detriment of another’ (J.); a plan or purpose of attack upon or on.

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