Product design in few words
Product design is everything about a product. From start to finish. From the moment it became a thought down to its manifestation.
Wonder what it feels like to get lost in the world of a product?
Here it is.
You get obsessed about the product!
You use it daily without realizing it. Most times, you get lost in the thought of its detailing. The precision of its edges, the dots at its tip, its length, and its depth.
You begin to ponder, who pays attention to all these details?
The feelings you get when you use a product are deliberate. Someone thought about it and wanted you to feel that way. Be it feelings of surprise, delight, joy, fulfilment, sadness, even love.
This is what product design is all about!
The connection of materials and technology.
Think of product design as a special field of technology dedicated to crafting real products from ideas.
Product design is a balance between technology and art. It is a combination of design and science into products and concepts.
Product design is a conscious effort at translating ideal solutions into real products that enhances the human life. And the product designer is a creator who, through time, effort, critical thinking, collaborations, and feedbacks, aligns materials with ideas to create groundbreaking design solutions.
Product design is a professional field, and it needs you!
Product design is a field governed by practicality which you have to demonstrate.
This is the reason starting a career in product design requires evidence. You need to make conscious effort to show that you are a creator. And how best can you prove this to hiring managers and tech startups without one or two projects under the belt or in works?
Talent alone is not sufficient, you need skills. A college degree in product degree comes with a hefty price tag, and tech bootcamps are not cheap either. Hence the talent gap in design and tech industry. However, some non-profit organizations are stepping in to make resources available for prospective designers. Non-profits like Brave Achievers Foundation. You can get the right gear, training, and proper mentoring in product design at our upcoming UX Design Bootcamp. Sign up today.