What is INDUSTRIAL DESIGN?
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includes PRODUCT DESIGN

plus
HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
WARNING: Some information may not be relevant to Australian
situations



For an interesting/controversial article regarding Industrial
Design in which the author expresses the view that
" ...
as long as people seem not to care about and be aware of
what their place looks like and works like, the world will remain
filled with ugliness, and things that don't work properly
... "
go to
www.core77.com/design.edu/rain001.asp


This is an explanation from Canada. If you want to be an
Industrial Designer, do you have what it takes?
www.edunetconnect.com/cat/careers/inddes.html


When you graduate as an Industrial Designer, what skills
do you need? Here are the top 10 skills discovered by a
survey conducted by the University of Canberra
Survey conducted in 1998
www.core77.com/design.edu/skillz.html


www.idsa.org/
This is the link to the website of the Industrial Designers
Society of America. It contains
lots of interesting pages to
explore. You should look at all of the following:
ID Defined
100 Years of Design
Careers in ID
ID Links


Here is another web page on this website that explains ID
and shows links to
STUDENT GALLERIES
History of Industrial Design
CLICK HERE

This website covers
THE ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT 1851-1914
A return to naturalism & craftsmanship.

ART NOUVEAU
The importance of new decoration.

DE STIJL & THE MODERN MOVEMENT
Form follows function; rationalism & objectivity overthrows decoration,
and the aesthetic of the machine.

THE BAUHAUS & ITS OFFSPRING
Craft skills & an objective definition of form taught to a new
generation of designers.

ART DECO, SCANDINAVIANS & STREAMLINING IN THE USA
Organic form, space ships, cars & the rise of youth culture.

1960's POP
High technology just around the corner; youth and the impact of
consumerism.

POSTMODERNISM
Anything ~ everything goes; pluralism, humour & chaos.