Industrial Designer (with Jimmy Huynh)

You’re seeing it nowadays with products where you dont really think about it like a cool or stylized product, and people are trying to make them as cool as they can so people can pull off that sort of “beats by dre” effect.

Do you consider yourself a pretty discerning customer? Do you like having cool stuff instead of having lame stuff?  Well, the whole reason that people like us are even allowed to be discerning and have nice things is thanks to people like today’s guest, Jimmy Huynh.  Jimmy is an industrial designer which means it’s his job to make products look nice and function well.  Apple would be the primary example of a company that has considered industrial design a top priority.  Jimmy will break down the fun and difficulties of working in the industrial design world.

Industrial design is a very tough career. It’s a multidisciplinary career where you have to focus on a lot of different things like problem solving, user experience, market research, graphics design.
Design just keeps getting bigger and bigger and I think people are slowly starting to realize just how important design is when it comes to people choosing one product over another.

Interview Contents

3:00 - What is Industrial Design?
5:00 - Multidisciplinary career.
10:00 - Essentials of this job.
10:25 - Basic principles learned in school.
13:00 - Cardinal sins of Industrial Design.
16:40 - The process of design.
18:45 - Designs that go against the traditional process.
22:45 - The Golden Age of Industrial Design.
29:00 - How Jimmy discovered Industrial Design.
32:30 - Engineering vs. design.
35:00 - Advice for getting started.

Links

Jimmy's YouTube Channel

THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF

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Michelle & Jim Wortner

Janelle Swanson

Jimmy Seymour

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Blake Fletcher

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