Designing for Form, Fit, Function, and Fabrication
In this Lunch & Learn session, we will discuss the fundamental approach to designing hardware. The core criteria for hardware design has always been around Form, Fit, and Function. Therefore, as designers, we have always focused on the shape, the size, and the features of our products. However, there is little benefit to doing this, if we cannot ultimately manufacture our product for profit. To do this successfully, we must take into account the fabrication and assembly methods as early as possible in the design phase. By the end of this short class, we will have a greater understanding of what it takes to select, design, and build products using a a variety of base materials like wood, plastic, metal, and even electronics.