how to be a good designer


by Jin Sen Zhang
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Is it possible for a student who is not good at art to become a good engineering designer? How can we train ourselves to be a good designer?
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Being a good designer comes with experience and training (mentoring) IMO. Artistic skills have nothing to do with it. You are not talking about being a draftsman, you are talking about a designer. You simply need to be able to convey your ideas.

I'll stop now before I get on the soap box.
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Nothing to do with art. Creativity helps, but it's nothing whatsoever to do with art.

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how to be a good designer


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Respected sir,
Myself is an instrumentation engineering student, i want some tips related to designing aspects of instrumentation systems....
I will be thankful to u, i u guide me in this direction......




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A good design engineer for a company is a design engineer who designs cool things BUT saves up money. Your boss will be happy then with you.
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Quote Quote by Jin Sen Zhang
Is it possible for a student who is not good at art to become a good engineering designer? How can we train ourselves to be a good designer?
Are you thinking of industrial design, which is more related to 'art' than engineering.

Raymond Lowey is considered the father of ID?
http://www.raymondloewyfoundation.com/about/index.html

http://www.core77.com/

But there are designers of bridges and large structures, and that is mostly engineering, which as FredGarvin indicated takes experience and training, usually with supervision of a mentor.

Part of the training is the development of an intuitive sense about the product or system being designed, and what engineering and physics principles apply. A good designer needs a broad knowledge of mechanics and materials, and possibly electronics and electrical engineering if the product or system involves electronics or electrical power.


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