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Industrial Design Engineer

Ingénieur-Designer | インダストリアルデザイン・エンジニア | 工业设计工程师

Industrial Design Engineer © Fabien Nissels, Haute Ecole Arc Neuchâtel

An industrial design engineer puts the end-user at the centre of his/her work by

considering how to make a product comply with the user's lifestyle, environment and needs. He/she takes an engineer's approach in order to integrate technical functions into their design, but will also consider symbolic and emotional values, as well as ergonomy. He/she can be given responsibility for innovation and will use their competencies to propose innovative ideas to renew existing products or develop new products in line with users' expectations.

Source: Haute École Arc Ingénierie, Neuchâtel