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Innovation - Students of Product Design Episode1

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This series 'Students of Product Design' is aimed at anyone interested in the product design process. This first episode looks at innovation, how to innovate and how simply changing the structure of the brief can impact on how innovative you can be. This series won't just talk about stuff, the plan is to share with you as many of the things I have learnt in the last 15 years (or so..) as possible through each stage of the design process to help you become far better designers than I can ever be. I'll be looking at research, sketching, model making, portfolios and a whole load of other things. I often think of youtube as a speed learning tool. Have you ever seen the Matrix films where Neo first learns martial arts by uploading a programme to his head or Trinity learns to fly a helicopter in minutes, that's how I see Youtube, Youtube is our version of the Matrix. So this series which is primarily aimed at students studying industrial design, product design or design engineering in university is designed to do just that, give you a knowledge boost to hopefully make your projects, designs, presentations and portfolio a lot better to improve your chances of getting a position as a designer, or your projects if you want to start your own company, anything related to design. I also hope with the content, that everyone will be able to take something away from it as many of the tips I'll give over the course of this series will be applicable to lots of areas of life. There's just isn't enough out there on product design, compared to say cookery shows it's very under provisioned and so I'm trying to redress the balance. I have a lot more planned, so please be patient, stay tuned and follow me, so that you can be alerted to when the next video is launched. www.producttank.co.uk
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Reco Xu (5 days ago)
Thank you and thanks for the videos. Really, Very useful!!!!
Speed Sketch (29 days ago)
Nothing to say except that this video is a banger! Obviously you have put a lot of work into this, and the fact that you investigated a case study of peelers even though you knew it probably wasnt going to work out is amazing. This is the only video I have seen of yours but boy am I going to watch more! Keep it up man!
Daksh Mehta (1 month ago)
Please Please Please can you tell me how you made the final design, it would really help as I have a similar project in school. I found your series really interesting and it helped me to understand the design process. Thank you so much
Daksh Mehta (1 month ago)
Yes, thank you so much
producttank (1 month ago)
Hi Daksh, for the final design, the body is made from a piece of galvanised steel, sprayed blue. The round pegs attached to the body are made from a plastic pen and filler and the head is made from stainless steel from a kitchen utensil stitched to some polypropylene plastic from an office file. Hope this helps. PT
Rob Winter (1 month ago)
Amazing work. Why are the UK exam boards not pointing D&T teachers to great resources like this. AQA I'm talking to you in particular! You've summed up everything I'm trying to teach my current year 12/13 cohort about the design process in a well presented and clear fashion with great examples & case studies. Amazing work chap, keep adding them!
1973jdmc (2 months ago)
You deserve a MEDAL - How amazing are you- THANK YOU SO MUCH - you have explained in 12 minutes what my engineering lectures couldn't mumble away in over an hour.
Kaustubh Kadu (2 months ago)
Extremely good content.... it's not just theory finally!
VINOD KUMAR (2 months ago)
why its impossible to curve the blade?
Suvan Kasina (3 months ago)
Rajani Chillal (3 months ago)
sir you are genius. loved your videos.. you are my best teacher. thank you so much I m excited to achieve my goal.you made it easier thank u so much
Rodrigo Prieto Padilla (3 months ago)
It would be nice to see the actual making of the prototypes
Hannah R (6 months ago)
wow this is really impressive! really enjoyed that you actually created products, and didn't just talk about theory
LISLOVESTRUTH (7 months ago)
love those close pins!
MiLeung - Software (7 months ago)
8:10 How did you do that?!
producttank (7 months ago)
Hi MiLeung, It's really easy. Film placing the Apple into coloured water. Stop filming and take apple out of water, marking the location of everything. Peel the apple and put it back in the water, making sure everything is in the same place as close as possible. Film taking the apple out of the water now peeled and merge the two pieces of footage together in an editing package. PT
Ed Camp (8 months ago)
,I ran a 10.9 with no training. You look like you have something against bathing. looking at you gave me the heebie jeebies and I had scroll
Nicolae Onea (8 months ago)
How can i contact this guy?
Deals Magazine (8 months ago)
You're a hard men to find.
producttank (8 months ago)
Hi Nicolae, you can email me... [email protected], might take me a few days to reply :)
Guilherme Lourenção (9 months ago)
could anyone make a paralel of this metodology and another academically respected related? I got a higschool work about metodology and I would like to research more of this one.
Chosen (9 months ago)
How did you make your blade?
producttank (9 months ago)
Hi Chosen, it was a small piece of old stainless steel that I tested would hold an edge when sharpened. I think I got it from an old kitchen utensil. I cut it out using a drill and dremel with cutting disks. PT
Adam Scott (9 months ago)
I’m in the process of inventing a lock for landlords do you think I should design it on cad or sketch and use sheet metal and trial and error and stuff ? Or is there a special material you can build prototypes with and then if you make a mistake you can stick it together and try again ?
Adam Scott (9 months ago)
producttank I downloaded onshape for my iPhone which is actually free ! It’s great although takes a bit getting used to the features and stuff. Also people can view what your making on the free version so in theory someone could steal your idea lol
producttank (9 months ago)
Hi Adam, it's difficult to answer as it depends on the concept. To prove the idea it's what ever will give you the best results and most information on what to change and improve in the fastest time. It also depends on budget. If you can use CAD, then it will prove really useful, but getting parts rapid prototyped can be expensive, so I would advise using metal and wood to prove the principal, size, use etc, then move in to CAD as you refine the design, but there are no rules, just what gets you results. PT
Cosmo John (9 months ago)
May I suggest you speak with more force to improve the listening experience?
Cian Burfoot (11 months ago)
Just a peeler one end knife on the other would work well
Hasanul Haque (11 months ago)
Imran hassan (11 months ago)
thank for video
alamin prodhan (11 months ago)
Sayed Rayhan (11 months ago)
Md Monir (11 months ago)
Zohirul Islam Dalim (11 months ago)
great design
M S Rayhan (11 months ago)
Nice video
Sabbir hossain (11 months ago)
great job
Honey Honey (11 months ago)
haque iamow (11 months ago)
thanks for that
jonayead 2015 (11 months ago)
América Carrillo (11 months ago)
So glad i did click this video <3 This is my first year in industrial design and I'm getting more and more fascinated :D I appreciate your effort :D
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BursaDesain (11 months ago)
nice content, thanks
L-Mop (1 year ago)
to be fair you have to have a very high IQ to understand Mr. Tronconi. The website is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of Italian most of the assignments will go over a typical student's head.
Penguincamp (1 year ago)
I am currently evaluating Mr. Controni for a character analysis and I will post when I am ready. Perhaps through careful exploration of his tragic past we can learn how to communicate with him and how to not fail the overlord of 4th period.
Ji Ho Park (1 year ago)
Just awesume! Thank you for sharing a nice case to grasp what product designer do in a very simple, easy way.
L Malino (1 year ago)
My observation over the years is most new products work no better than the one they're designed to replace; advertisers just develop a clever looking promo to make them appear exciting and interesting. Most people would just use a regular kitchen knife to do those tasks you demonstrated.
Piotr Jurkiewicz (1 year ago)
11:30 The 3'th one is quite nice :) But... men... the 4'th one is... well, it's colour... looks so trashy! :/
Oliver Wan (1 year ago)
Hey producttank, I have been assigned a major design project for my design and technology task. I have been thinking of some ideas of products that provide solutions to everyday problems. In the assessment task, the first step is: "Identify and provide a detailed exploration of genuine needs, justifying final selection for the development of the MDP (major design project)." The idea I have in mind has a useful purpose however I'm not sure if I would say that it is a "need". In the world of product design, what would you define as a need? And what do they mean by "opportunity"? I'm sorry that I don't know much. Btw this is a project assigned for my year 12 high school design and technology class and I have one year to produce a product, system or environment which acts as a solution to a need. Thanks for the help
producttank (1 year ago)
Hi Oliver, this is a continual dilemma for designers, do you create a device to improve a product or just redesign the product. Based on the number of mugs of different shapes and sizes, do you design a clip on attachment or design a new mug with a spout? How much of a problem is this, how often do people express dissatisfaction when pouring liquid from a mug? Sometimes you find the need, because you want to make the product better for yourself, but more often, you find the need by watching other people trying to use products and asking them questions. The important bit is you don't start out knowing what the solution is and if it will be simple or not, this is design, it's up to you to make it as simple and easy to use as possible using all the feedback you gathered in the research stage from users. Your doing the right thing, but the best bit about this is you don't have to and shouldn't do this alone, go and talk to people, ask lots of questions about what they find hard or easy to do, put a product in their hands and watch them use it. Don't worry that you only have a year at this point. If you have grandparents or know some old people, Spend a day with them, watch them doing simple tasks, things to improve will suggest themselves everywhere.
Oliver Wan (1 year ago)
producttank Thank you so much, I was originally thinking of creating a silicon attachment for the rim of mugs so that when you want to pour out coffee, it actually pours, rather than dripping and spilling down the side. Not sure if you would say that "a method of eliminating spillage and drippage while pouring liquid from a mug" would qualify as a 'genuine need'. (btw you'd be the best person to ask, do you know if this has been done before?) If you think this is a good idea, how would I go about creating a prototype? After you mentioned grip strength, it helped me to realize a need for a tool to allow users to more easily move furniture. Still deciding, but thanks so much for the help. What needs can you think of with a simple solution with an easy to design product. (Keep in mind that I'm only a kid and have one year to build it)
producttank (1 year ago)
Hi Oliver, I think a need occurs when someone (or a group or demographic) is struggling to use something that exists, they have a need for it to work differently/better or they need to do a task and a solution doesn't exist yet (but this is much rarer). This then becomes the opportunity, to redesign the product to address this need. The need helps define the brief etc etc. If you talk to lots of people about what they struggle to use on a daily basis (anything requiring grip strength is always a good place to start) then you will find plenty of suggestions on what people need. All products exist to perform a function, the tin opener to open tins, the car to get from A to B etc, but we all use things differently and many people can struggle to use the product as the designer intended. So taking the tin opener as an example, one desiger observed people struggling to use the traditional tin opener, their need was for something that was easier to use to open tins, the designer saw an opportunity and decided to redesign The tin opener so that it was electric, making it easier for everyone. Hope this helps. PT
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K Francis (1 year ago)
FYI - The volume level in recording needs to be much higher...I had to crank up the volume levels in order to hear/understand what you were saying
acidrain55 (1 year ago)
beautiful mate thank you for this.
Mrthemali shah (1 year ago)
loves from Pak
mattyboy141 (1 year ago)
Fuck dude, you draw brilliantly. I have to use cad for my sketches haha Great video, can't wait to familiarize myself with the series. Thanks!
Viki Sk (1 year ago)
Dafaq kinda transformation... 😲
hm design (1 year ago)
hello sir, this is harshad from india, i like your idea and i also made this type product
Pegah Shamloo (1 year ago)
thank you for this productive video, please do more
sachitanand ramdhonee (1 year ago)
I am a Design and Technology teacher, and find this video very meaningful. Suscribed. Keep it up.
AnnexGroup (1 year ago)
You are so amazingly awesome for sharing this. Im very interested in industrial design and have been searching YouTube for some time looking for exactly what youre presenting here.Thank you so much and please keep up your great work, and be sure to take us along on your journey.
陈侃 (1 year ago)
Two years after seeing this video again really helps a lot for the diploma that I am doing now. Really thanks for your sharing.
RAL (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing your process! indeed very helpful!
TU PHAM (1 year ago)
Can you put subtitles on?
TU PHAM (1 year ago)
Zani Hansen (1 year ago)
Joane Saba (1 year ago)
Hi I'm a high school senior and I'm thinking of being a product designer but I'm not really sure what you study and where you can work, help?
Antonio Bretón (1 year ago)
Thanks for this video, I'm a Jr Industrial Designer and this is very useful, keep up the good work!
Alkis05 (1 year ago)
one thing you didn't consider in the peeler is easiness of cleaning. Narrow concave shapes makes more difficult to cleaning while convex makes it easier.
Erwin (1 year ago)
Good work.
Theresa Mueller (1 year ago)
Thanks for your great work and suggestions! Funny, that you picked the potatoe peeler - this is one of the tools, where so many people have problems in kitchen and their preferences about which kind to use. What I didn't understand is, why doesn't a curved blade work? This is what I always wished I could find - the same when I use a razor for body hair. Why don't they exist? THEY would be a great invention! ;-)
JonDuTunnel (1 year ago)
suppendose78 (1 year ago)
last year i made it into design school and i really want to thank you, because your videos were such a great inspiration and gave me so much insight into design thinking. You helped me getting to this point, thank you very much and keep up your great work!
Liel Atsraf (2 years ago)
great video! very helpful and useful as a product design student ----> SUBSCRIBE immidietly
Joane Saba (1 year ago)
Liel Atsraf hi i want to study product design can you explain what a product design student do
ITM Samian (2 years ago)
showing my a level teacher these how has he not found these?
sengh2082 (2 years ago)
Brilliant video thanks for sharing!
Avi Bank (2 years ago)
You're awesome.
Christian Acosta Lopez (2 years ago)
Thank you for such great video!
33 (2 years ago)
this is an excellent series! thank you so much for putting these together
Nik Maitra (2 years ago)
That's really a good video about Product Design. As a matter of fact, I got to learn from something like about innovation and how a simple brief can change the whole concept of design, from basic to unique.
RICCARDO FAEDDA (2 years ago)
Thank you, it's a very interesting video. I d like to start this job (since I was a child) just in this last months. To invent, product design, is something let me feel really 'free'.
madmukesh (2 years ago)
You are incredibly gifted ..Lots of Love
Akua Agyeman (2 years ago)
Great stuff and really very relevant. Love it!!!
Chris Srivastava (2 years ago)
thank you.
Möth (2 years ago)
Möth (2 years ago)
HA, hes a pommie
jay Kay (2 years ago)
How do I contact you? Btw this is definitely the most helpful video I've seen! Liked & subscribed :)
_hi _sai (2 years ago)
Great video,inspiring and frolic.
Gordon Graham (2 years ago)
Very informative video on innovation from a desgn perspective. Thanks.
Berk Yanık (2 years ago)
Your ideas was pretty educative and usefull.
Sara El-Kady (2 years ago)
how did u make the wooden prototype after the foam stage?
producttank (2 years ago)
Hi Sara, I saved up and bought a bandsaw, but I used to make everything by hand, so you could cut this with a hand saw and a vice if you can't get access to a bandsaw. Then I used wood rasps to rough out the form and then sandpaper to smooth this. You can then apply a primer to lock the fibres of the wood and then sand again for a better finish. Sometimes I just use a blade as a scraper. If you watch episode 5 and 6 it will give you a lot of model making tips. PT
paper forge (2 years ago)
MOS AR (2 years ago)
its really amazing...no distraction ..straight to the point..and simple to understand ..as like ur end product :) cheers..
Karim Akele (2 years ago)
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sahlool (2 years ago)
sure I'll subscribe. Thank you
Udit Agnihotry (2 years ago)
after completing the sketches and just before prototyping it , if i want to make a 3d computer model of my design, what are your suggestions for the optimum design software? i am an engineering student with less knowledge of design
producttank (2 years ago)
Hey Udit, the packages for engineering are generally the same as for design, some with more surfacing options, but it depends on what's being designed, so some people use rhino, I'm currently playing a lot with OnShape, the package lots of designers use is solid works, but inventor, catia, pro E etc all work well, for me, the key is not which package is ultimately the best as early on they are all similar, but that you can use them quickly to answer questions to save time and get improved results, so which ever package you use, use it to quickly block in hard points to build your design around and build your solids/surfaces in such a way that they are easy to edit and adjust. Hope this helps. PT
Matthew Hawksworth (2 years ago)
wow, brilliant. so generous with your thoughts and ideas. thanks.
Chantapat Sheanakul (2 years ago)
Your videos are very high quality. Thanks for putting in the effort to make them.
Chantapat Sheanakul (2 years ago)
Your videos are very high quality. Thanks for putting in the effort to make them.
Angelo Zappalà (2 years ago)
Thank you very much. I saw only two of your videos and i understand instantly one thing: as design student I can learn from you what, unfortunately, my courses at university doesn't teach me. I'm very happy to have discovered your channel!
Wilman Mandorla (2 years ago)
10 minutos escuchando y viendo a un estúpido nerd desarrolando un pelapapas como si fuera un acelerador de particulas....  cuanto tiempo e imbecilidad al pedo.
Mohamed El Sharawy (2 years ago)
Thank you ! I am a mechanical engineer with passion and some trials/designs in the ID/PD direction and I really appreciate this series to explore more the process to perfect my understanding. Thank you and keep'em coming :)
BC bc (2 years ago)
How do I get my designs made ?
Ricardo (2 years ago)
Wow.... World definitely needs more like you and less kardashians... awesome video
Dhyey Acharya (2 years ago)
By far the sanest description of ID design process I have ever seen. Really appreciate it.
Cool Guy (2 years ago)
I really think you should patent your designs, i'm sure you can make lot of money out of it though I know that this is passion who motivate designer like you.
producttank (2 years ago)
+Damien Gerard, you make a great point, it's not something I've done recently because patents are really expensive. PT
Tushant Mirchandani (2 years ago)
I'm not even a designer, and I love this so much! Big respect. :)
Charles Ang (2 years ago)
How did you get the materials to make the prototypes?
Anirudh Koteshwaran (2 years ago)
+producttank exactly what i do
producttank (2 years ago)
Hi Charles, everything around you is a material store, so once it's finished its intended purpose, I don't throw it away, I save it. Over time I've built up lots of materials, office files, broken chairs, anything I think will be useful. I cover this in episode 4 or 5. Hope this helps. PT
Kev John Owen (2 years ago)
Great insight and explanation of design fundamentals. Small triggers strongly affect outcomes. Once the parameters are accepted though, exploratory ideas get 'funnelled' into an outcome. Sometimes this is very necessary, sometimes it stifles wider exploration.  On a different note, i liked the "runners" analogy. To be really good at anything becomes increasingly more difficult.  Inspiring stuff, thanks for sharing.  I've designed and built allsorts of stuff since childhood and each success drives me to better achievement the next time. I'm still running i guess :)
producttank (2 years ago)
+Kev John Owen me too, but these days each project is more of a marathon than a sprint! Guess I'm slowing down a bit. ;-) thanks for watching. PT
devin williams (2 years ago)
Hmmm, great video. :P

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