Design Portfolio Guide 8: Showcase-FunRun
中文版请戳这里:工业设计作品集指南:(八)设计案例 FunRun   This blog shows a project modification, I made this for a senior student of Industrial Design, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. The project is a workshop organized by Shanghai Jiaotong University and Sony Student Design Workshop, including product modeling design and interaction interface design, final workout also includes a video demo, a quite complete design process. The portfolio pages includes: Cover (using effect + title+ brief introduction), Design Research (user res read all
Design Portfolio Guide 7: Design Expression
Design expression is the final rendering effect of the product, also called “money shot”, telling its importance. Exquisite rendering images always appear at the cover pages of projects, some also ending pages. The key point of design expression is quite clear: beautiful, and easy-understanding. Cover page usually use full-page background image, adding project name and a brief introduction, such as project time, awards, team members, etc. Example 1: left side is a rendering image, right side has project’s name, keywords, and awards. Tips: always let your product facing the cen read all
Design Portfolio Guide 6: Design Process and Explanation
Design Process Same as design research, design process is not a mandatory part for every project, but you should have for at least some of the projects, usually the ones with complete design process and rich content. A design process graph does not only proves a designer’s understanding to the project, but also represents designer’s graphic design skills and logical thinking ability. Example: Design Explanation Design explanation is the key point of a project, it MUST explain clearly about your design, such as the structure of the product, usage of the product, etc. Instead of large pa read all
Design Portfolio Guide 5: Sketch
Sketch Sketch is an important approach of showing your design process, good sketch skill is definitely a plus, but not necessary. Many students worry their sketch not beautiful enough. However, the most important thing is to express your idea clearly by the sketch, not visual beauty. And here is a tip of sketch digitalization introduced in <THE PORTFOLIO HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR DESIGN PORTFOLIO>: What’s more, you can even redo your sketch if you cannot find the original ones, or think they are way too bad.   If the sketches are of different content, you can read all
Design Portfolio Guide 4: Design Research and Analysis
Design Research This session is about design background, problem statement, and finding design opportunity. This session don’t have to be contained in all the projects, but at least some of the projects (usually the first projects, always also the most completed projects). Same as Design Process. Two most common methods in design research: Searching Information. Describing current market situation/ current problem-solving solution/existing problem, etc. User interview. Describing user’s need and behavior. Example 1: Searching Information. The diagram shows similar prod read all
Design Portfolio Guide 3: Self-introduction and Content
Self-introduction The self-introduction of a design portfolio is different with a resume, mainly in two aspects: More flexible layout. It can be more personalized, and add more visual elements. (Here, I also recommend adding similar visual elements into your separate resume, so they together created a visual expression of you.) Mainly select the information about you as a “designer”. For example, attendance of design workshops, design awards, design skills, and so on. Don’t say something like “university journalist”, “debate team members”, leave them for your resum read all
Design Portfolio Guide: 2.Front & Back Cover
Front Cover Front cover is always the first impression of a portfolio, also always have big design space and flexibility. It seems that the only necessary element is author’s name. Besides, it’s also common to add some descriptive text, such as “industrial design portfolio”. A brief, attractive slogan also helps to build a personalized front cover. If you want to add a photo of yourself, remember to use a picture with simple background and positive facial expression. Example 1: This front cover contains only basic information: name and slogan. However, “Y” is deformed into a g read all
工业设计作品集指南:(八)设计案例 FunRun
这是今年我帮上海交大工业设计系的一个同学修改的设计案例。项目是上海交大和Sony学生工作坊的课程合作项目,内容包括了产品造型设计和交互界面设计,最终也拍了视频demo,设计流程比较完善。 修改后的整体页面包括了:封面(使用效果图+标题+简短介绍),设计调研(user research, concept),草图(以storyboard的形式展现), 产品设计(效果图),交互流程及界面图。 封面 原始封面 read all
Design Portfolio Guide1: Structure
There’s no doubt that a design portfolio is one of the most important aspects for applying a university or finding a position in the design area. However, I’m surprised by how few information about design portfolio I can find online. Of course you can find thousands of nice portfolios on creative websites, such as issuu, but watching a nice portfolio doesn’t mean that you can create your own like that. So, that’s why I started writing this series of articles of “Design Portfolio Guide”, and I hope it could make some difference for some designers, especially youn read all
工业设计作品集指南:(七)设计表现
这一部分主要展现产品的最终效果图,英文里又叫“money shot”,说明其重要性。精致的渲染图主要出现在每个作品部分的首页,尾页也可以放一些用户使用效果图。这一部分的重点非常明确:图要漂亮,图要易懂。   封面页通常选用大幅整页排版。内容元素包括作品名字,(最漂亮的一张)效果图,所获奖项(如果有),作品简介(几句话)。 例子1:页面左侧是精致的渲染图。右侧有作品名称,关键词,所获奖项。 read all