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industrial design

the art that deals with the design problems of manufactured objects, including problems of designing such objects with consideration for available materials and means of production, of designing packages, bottles, etc., for manufactured goods, and of graphic design for manufactured objects, packages, etc.
Origin of industrial design
First recorded in 1930-35
Related forms
industrial designer, noun Unabridged
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  • What four qualities are added to industrial design by contour enrichment?

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  • There are six important functional parts with which we are brought into common contact in industrial design of base metals.

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  • Most critics of industrial design complain of an overwhelming desire upon the part of the designer to over-decorate the structure.

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  • The part that terminal enrichment plays in industrial design is, therefore, to say the least, important to us as designers.

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  • Its recurrence again and again in industrial design leads us to appreciate its value in the arts.

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  • More technical knowledge is required for carpet designing than for any other industrial design.

British Dictionary definitions for industrial design

industrial design

the art or practice of designing any object for manufacture
Derived Forms
industrial designer, noun
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