How we give birth to a Gadget?

Free Agent Pro HDD
Image: Courtesy of Seagate
Wired Magazine has done a case study on the Industrial Design creation of the Free Agent portable hard drive between Seagate and Frog Design. While I had high hopes in getting a closer look at Frog Design’s Industrial Design process, the article does not quite hit the mark.
The image gallery contains mainly great images of down stream development work in realization and engineering. It would have been nice to see more images of the “thinking” and brainstorming part of design, unfortunately we only have a few vague images of a process and some rendering eye candy. Looks to me like someone is trying to protect the really important part of the process, the idea generation. Luckily designers will pretty much get it at first go, but as meat and potatoes for some one looking to learn it might just fly “over the top of the head”.
At the end of the day though, if you are working in or dealing with the design and product development industry, it is still a worth while visit to see how something is created from nothing.
Via: BMID and Endless Innovation.

2 Comments
  • Zampik

    February 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm Reply

    fancy images ūüėČ

  • DT

    February 6, 2008 at 9:16 am Reply

    Hi Zampik!
    Nice to hear from you. Yes nice renderings huh, and a good idea of the professional quality we need to be at to be designers at that level.

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