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Product Design by Paul Rodgers, Alex Milton

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What does a product designer do?

Product designers design many of the things that we commonly use in our day-to-day activities, from toothbrushes to kettles, DIY tools to cell phones, vacuum cleaners to laptops. A product designer’s role includes making things easier to use, perhaps by improving particular aspects of a product’s function; making products more efficiently, by exploiting the latest manufacturing and technological developments; making products cheaper to produce by utilizing new and innovative materials; or enhancing a product’s emotional appeal through exploring and pushing new aesthetic boundaries.

The work of the product designer involves at its core some form of problem-solving. It typically starts with a problem statement given ...

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