The Ideal (Junior) Industrial Designer

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The Ideal (Junior) Industrial Designer

  1. 1. 4 32 1 Ergonomics & Human Factors 55% Ideation Sketching 89% Positive Attitude 61% Quality of Ideas 69% Ethnography 32% CAD Modeling 38% Passion for Career 52% Aesthetic Sensitivity 52% Opportunity Mapping 32% Verbal Presentation 30% Cultural Fit 51% Attention to Detail 38% Problem Identification Presentation & Execution Personality Design Solutions Conceptually, problem identification and framing were Overall, executional skills ranked as the least important of the Having the right personality traits is even more important than Beautiful and intelligent design solutions ranked as the most considered to be of high importance, but respondents found it four categories but that ideation sketching was considered the having good technical skills. Hiring managers most often important overall. More than half of respondents considered the difficult to identify the specific skills that were key to it’s most important of any individual skill on the survey. 89% of disqualify junior ID candidates for having a negative attitude, quality of ideas and aesthetic sensitivity to be very important. importance. It would seem risky for young designers to ignore respondents felt sketching was very important, outscoring followed shortly by being unprofessional, showing a lack the development of these skills altogether, especially given the everything else. The second most important executional skill passion, or being a poor fit for the company culture. recent popularity of design thinking and design research. was CAD modeling (38%). The Ideal (Junior) Industrial Designer After surveying 100 designers from around the world, these are the most important skills and traits considered by the senior designers when hiring young industrial designers (0-2 years of experience). Join the discussion and see the in-depth report by visiting http://michaelroller.com/

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