According to a survey of 131 business leaders in Quebec, Canada.
Here in order of increasing the benefits of using an industrial designer:
- Increase creativity
- Diversification of product range
- Increase in turnover
- Developing a culture of quality
- Practice of technological and competitive
- Introduction of new working methods
- Increase in exports
- Mobilizing internal teams
- Deregulation of services
- Increased number of jobs.
Increase in sales
An expert on the subject of consumption.
Ronan Chastelier , sociologist and author, said without his book on market trends:
A study in the UK over the period 2002 to 2005, companies that use intensively the design have made twice as many innovations as the other. The corollary is an increase in turnover, as shown in another study, Danish it: over a period of five years, companies that « do design » have increased by 122% of their turnover.
According to the Government of Quebec.
The Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export (MDEIE) shows the importance of hiring an industrial designer:
Essential tool for economic development, industrial design can make all the difference between success and failure of your product. It allows your company to design products that meet consumer needs and fit well to their environment.Industrial design is more than skin aesthetics, and it requires a global approach, from the beginning of the creative process.
According to a study by Industry Canada :
More than 80 per 100 Canadian businesses of all sizes have found a marked improvement in the satisfaction of customer needs and product quality as a result of the adoption of advanced technologies and processes (CDP Design and Product Development).
The conclusions of Industry Canada.
Strategis – 2001:
An effective and innovative design is a critical factor for economic growth. It is through good design that design professionals are able to increase the value of products, services, communications and physical spaces while reducing costs, improving efficiency and increasing productivity.
The finding of Leger Marketing.
Omnibus Survey, Spring 2008:
69% of Quebec’s population believes that the work of designers contribute significantly to improve their quality of life.
An article in the magazine Jobboom, here are some examples of products out of the imagination of designers Quebecers:
- The Crocs
- The Spyder motorcycle of Bombardier Recreational Products
- The case Plasticase
- The Solair chair motel
- The Bixi
- The Chrysler 300 model
Product designer and industrial designer are synonyms in that they are both professionals in the design of objects manifacture.
Summary of survey results on the perception and use of industrial design by manufacturing firms in Quebec, Quebec Government, Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, April 2008, 32 pages.
BELLEROSE, Patrick. « Making life better, » Spotlight: Design,Jobboom Magazine , March 2009, p. 20-24.