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Industrial Design Technology

Industrial Design Technology in action

Industrial Design Technology combines design and engineering to ensure consumer products work well and look good.

Industrial Design Technology could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Complex problems
  • Making things
  • Using computers

More about Industrial Design Technology

Consumer products for mass consumption need both to work well and look good. This is the role of Industrial Design Technology, which also makes sure that a new product is technically feasible to make, meets the need in the marketplace, and can be sold at an acceptable price.

Industrial Design Technology combines design and engineering. In smaller companies and start-ups, this can mean covering all stages of the process or working as part of a team in larger organizations.

Industrial Design Technology requires a wide range of skills and understanding, including market research, design, engineering, product analysis, materials, and good communication.

You should understand the process of product creation, from concept to production, be good at problem-solving, and be aware of all the tools and techniques to support design and development.

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The WorldSkills Occupational Standard specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.

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