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    Industrial design vs product design

    Are industrial and product design the same thing?
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    Kind of. Product design is a focus within Industrial Design, makes up a large part of it; but ID has some overlap with design of space/environmental/interior design, study of human factors and ergonomics, some psychology, user experience/service design.
    Things like Disney Imagineering to intuitive navigating through a busy transportation terminal, will likely have had an ID person involved even if there is no physical product.

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    Thanks for the explanation.

    And if you study specifically product design what kind of things could you do, where or what kind of companies can you work in, etc.

    I'm asking this because I have the possibility of studying product design but I don't know if it would be a good idea, would I like it, would I starve. etc. etc..

    I want to have an idea of what to wait and hope for. if I choose it.

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    Automotive, softgoods, furniture, medical equipment, overlap with graphic design and do packaging, toys, home fitness, athletic gear/outdoor recreational stuff, most modern electronics. There are some niche craftsmanship areas as well.
    Anything and everything you probably buy and/or use on a daily basis.
    The IDSA http://www.idsa.org has more info on Industrial Design.

    In the concept art capacity, ID is used in the entertainment industry for stuff like vehicles and props in games and movies, while not necessarily tangible products the principles still apply to their creation.

    Work is out there, it really helps if you have a goal.
    Do you like making stuff with your hands? Do you find yourself problem solving, either through brainstorming improvements to existing objects in your daily routine or even inventing whole new ways to make life easier?
    Going into it, what is your creative passion area?

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    I have thought or designed a few things that would be useful to solve some things I have problem with, but I haven´t been able to make them real.

    One of the things I like the most is drawing and I like to create new things, I like to build things with my hands and I would like to create things for games and movies too. So I´m between working in the digital area or in the physical objects area.

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