As a product designer, you will design products for everyday use by conducting user research and user testing to enhance people’s satisfaction with the product.
Product Designers will design products by taking broad, conceptual ideas and turning them into things useful and valuable for the users. They are also required to work with graphic designers to create logos, packaging layouts, photos, and colors for packaging, instructions, displays etc.
Candidates who have chosen any stream at the plus two level are eligible for higher studies in designing.
To build a career in Product Designing, you can either opt for a bachelor's degree in any discipline or opt the course B.Des which is offered at the UG level in the field of designing. The duration of these bachelor’s programs are usually 4 years.
Choice of a reputed institute for designing courses sometimes plays a great role. To specialise in product designing, it is advised to take a Master’s Degree in Designing (M.Des.). Top institutions offering this course in India include National Institute of Designing (NID) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). The duration of the course is usually 2 - 2.5 years.
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Product designers should be creative as they have to be able to innovate and create new designs.
Attention to detail is very important as product designers are required to pay attention to even the finest details of a product that is being developed. They have to supervise the manufacturing process and immediately rectify if there are any problems or mistakes.
Product designers should possess good technical skills as they have to work with computers and handle various software while designing the product.
Good communication skills are highly required as they have to negotiate and communicate with clients as well as their co-workers.
Product designers should have good analytical skills as they have to study and analyse the current market trends.