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OLEO Elderly Smart Cart Christopher Yong Zhen An

Featuring a project completed by Christopher Yong Zhen An, Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia final year student of the BA (Hons) in Product Design programme.

The OLEO Elderly Smart Cart allows elders to shop freely with confidence with the help of ergonomic design and smart technologies.

If architects design the house, then industrial designers design everything inside.

Industrial Design is the professional practice of designing products used by millions of people around the world every day. Industrial designers focus on the product’s appearance and value on top of how it’s manufactured and user experience. Every product you have and interact in your home is the result of a design process and thousands of decisions aimed at improving your life through design.

In professional practice, industrial designers are often part of multidisciplinary teams where everyone works together towards a common goal. This team is made up of strategists, engineers, user interface (UI) designers, project managers, branding experts, graphic designers, customers and manufacturer. The collaboration of so many different perspectives allows the design team to understand a problem to the fullest extent, then craft a solution that skillfully responds to the unique needs of a user.

Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, furniture, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and usability of products when developing new product concepts.

In the first and second year, student will be exposed to various skills from manual sketching, digital sketching to model making, realising their concept design into reality. Besides that, they will be exposed to various theories and knowledge that are essential in the world of Industrial Design. The student will be able to specialised in 1 main area in their final year. They can choose from the 4 main specialism are which are: Specialism in Product Design, Specialism in Furniture Design, Specialism in Transport Design and Specialism in Sustainable Design.

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

A holistic experience in the field of industrial design. Industrial designers focus on the product’s appearance and value on top of how it functions, how it’s manufactured and user experience.

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