Product designers are employed within the commerce and industry sector. Below is a list of the type of activities a product designer might be involved in:
- In-house companies, where all design is conducted and driven by a marketing department within that company for example, you might be working on a new product launch
- Design consultancy where you will work on a variety of project tailored to external clients’ needs
- Ergonomics: designing user friendly equipment
- Designing company online services
- UX designer: ensuring that an end product achieves its core objectives whilst providing it's users with the most effective, efficient and enjoyable experience as possible.
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Current issues in the creative industry
The best way to keep abreast of the latest factors influencing or affecting the creative industries is to read regularly, specific trade newsletters and publications, and consult related professional organisations/associations. Employers will expect graduates to be aware of relevant current issues as well as the latest and forthcoming sector exhibitions and events. They are likely to assess your knowledge and understanding at an interview. In addition to area-specific skills it is very important that you are able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the commercial aspects of the work you are or will be involved in.
- Creative Review
- Curve Line
- Design Council
- Design Week
- Design Observer
- British Design and Arts Direction
- New Design Magazine
- ID Mag
- IJ Designs