Product designers are responsible for giving form, function and meaning to a range of products that furnish our everyday lives. Their creative and practical input provides the essential link between the consumer and the manufacturer.
Product Design is for people who love to know how things work, who love to create things and who want to influence the world around them.
The role of the designer is a vital factor in the successful development of all manufactured products. As a result, there is a growing demand for capable, professional designers who can embrace visual and ergonomic studies with a competent application of technology - to create viable products. We are surrounded by all types of products that, although they may be dramatically different in purpose, share design aspects in common: functionality; interaction with the user; a visual three-dimensional existence; materials and processes in their manufacture.
The product design course covers mainly design drawing , elements of design , colour , ergonomics , materials and methods and design process . project work includes simple product designing , techno aesthetic detailing , system design, etc
Product design graduates are highly regarded; and have excellent job opportunities. Many find positions with prominent manufacturers, whilst others go on to establish their own consultancies.
In Tamil Nadu, D.J.Academy of design Coimbatore offers 2 years professional programme in product design.