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industrial design

the art that deals with the design problems of manufactured objects, including problems of designing such objects with consideration for available materials and means of production, of designing packages, bottles, etc., for manufactured goods, and of graphic design for manufactured objects, packages, etc.
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industrial designer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for industrial design
  • Biomimetics is the concept of industrial design and engineering mimicking characteristics found in nature.
  • Its rusting, dull-red curves are those of an earlier era in industrial design.
  • After that is high-level industrial design-the conceiving of how the product will look and work.
  • After that is high-level industrial design--the conceiving of how the product will look and work.
  • Industrial ecologists use that thrift as an inspiration for industrial design.
  • He espouses a tremendously attractive belief that good industrial design wins customers' trust by disappearing.
  • Apple, with its flair for inspiring industrial design but minuscule market share, decided that looks could matter.
  • My moment with the fork made me remember a basic principle of industrial design: how it feels.
  • Computer-aided industrial design shortens development cycles for automobiles, electronics and other products.
  • Both have leaned heavily on slick industrial design.
British Dictionary definitions for industrial design

industrial design

the art or practice of designing any object for manufacture
Derived Forms
industrial designer, noun
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