15 May '12, 8pm

5 Steps to a Better Design Brief | Design Sojourn via @designsojourn

5 Steps to a Better Design Brief | Design Sojourn via @designsojourn

5) How are you going to make this thing? Most of us designers, in any discipline, usually know how to get things made. It’s part of our training. However, the choice of our manufacturing or creation process often comes after we decide what we want the product to be. While this is great for genre breaking design work, the people who pay the bills may not be similarly inclined. So it is good to find out upfront what sort of manufacturing constraints, product part cost targets, or manufacturing strategies that should be considered during the design process. Once you identify the constraints, you should do what any decent designer would, ignore it! But seriously, it is good to bring realism into the discussion early in the game.

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