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  • 1. Concepts Product Design
  • 2. Art Deco
    • Geometric style in response to Art Nouveau.
    • Luxurious and exotic.
    • Inspired by Hollywood glamour.
    • The Chrysler Building (1928-30) William van Alen
  • 3. Avant-Garde
    • Term refers to those whos idea were in advance of the commonly accepted principles of the time.
    • Gerrit Rietveld
    • The Red/Blue chair.
  • 4. Retro Design
    • Term first used in 1970’s.
    • Describes a tendency to embrace the design of the recent past.
  • 5. Environmental Design
    • Concerned with minimising waste
    • and the effect on the environment.
    • Breville Hot Cup
    • Energy saving, only boil water you need.
    • Variable dispenser to measure out.
    • Boil temperature is slightly lower
  • 6. Computer-aided-design, cad
    • 1950’s initial use with automotive industry.
    • Now, powerful and essential tool for designers to prepare and translate designs to 3dimensional.
    • More efficient development time.
  • 7. Design for safety
    • Legislation of the type of materials that can be used for the design of a product.
    • GPS Tracking and administrator safety controls.
  • 8. Ergonomics
    • The Spring Chair, 2000. Anthony Marschack.
    Minimises waste Body contoured and flexible Bamboo is durable, environmentally friendly. The design of products to fit human need and operation rather than imposing uncomfortable position.
  • 9. Miniaturization
    • As technology advances there has been a strong trend towards miniaturisation.
    • Weight,volume,cost per unit for the manufacturer and waste.
  • 10. Standardization
    • Standardised components
    • that can be fitted together
    • with little or no adjustment.
    • AEG, Peter Behrens.
    • Marcel Breuer.
    • Eames chair shells could be attached to a variety of bases.