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It looks so good in theory - you have an idea and then you take your favorite 3D program and you just create it. What could be simpler, right?
Well, here is an attempt to illustrate exactly that - the design process. As a test, we are going to take a very simple task - a storage shelf which, on the side, should also have hooks to easily hang garden instruments. A typical shelf from IKEA. Garden tools are also quite standart - spades, etc. Sure, one can buy those hooks a dozen for a dollar, probably, but that is not the point. What we have just described is the initial part of the design process - formulating the need. In doing so, a couple of critical questions come to mind:
- what is the product supposed to do?
- what need will it cover, and at what cost?
When those questions are successfully answered, the next most important element of the design process is a drawing. Measurements, how it is going to look like - anything helpful to make it easier to design something that would fit, connect or work.
In my case, the technical schematics looked pretty simple, to the point when I just took some measurements. Here is that wonderful piece of ingeneering thinking.
See, that was not too complicated. Good recycling practice as well, as I just reused the first paper I found. As long as it makes sense to you, it's perfectly fine. After all, DeVinci also encrypted his inventions, so there is nothing wrong with this. Measurements, drawings, sketches and notes - anything that helps formulating the idea is welcome.
Then, comes stage two. Prototyping.