I am thinking of going into industrial design, but my school is technology oriented, so it has a heavy emphasis on mathematics. I read that Feng Zhu majored in Industrial Design at Art Center and became very successful artist, or just a designer as he claim, but nonetheless he can draw really well. The problem is that I don't see too much mathematic courses for industrial design on the Art Center web page (can anyone confirm?). I was wondering if I take industrial design at my school, the emphasis on mathematics might hinder me at developing my drawing skills.
CAD is important for industrial design it seems, and I have several questions about it:
1. How useful is CAD? Do you use the models in CAD for games, movies, etc or is it purely for visualization?
2. If so can you export it into another software?
3. Do you learn drawing skills working with CAD?
4. I don't even know what CAD is even after looking it up. I read that it is a software and at the same time it is a method of design but what is it?
5. If CAD is a method of design (which the name, computer aided design, implies), then is there a generally accepted professional grade software, such as the adobe photoshop for photo retouching?
Here is the website for associates in Industrial design at my college, if you are interested:
here is the bachelors: