Computer aided design means both roles can now be fulfilled by the one.

Traditionally the Industrial Designer and the Design Engineer have been considered separate roles. The advancement of computer aided design software is opening up the opportunity for a Designer to gain the skill sets to consider him/her self to be simultaneously a Design Engineer and Industrial Designer. This has the advantage that they can have a fully holistic understanding of any given product design.  Often clashes between the Industrial Designers and Design Engineer’s way of working are apparent.  The Industrial Designer may design to make an item look good and function ergonomically,...

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