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Cross Transference in Making/Skills? Answered

Hi Paige. I wonder how making creating in one domain transfers over in terms of creative value. If i have been crafting food does that transfer well into other design thinking, ie mechanical design or other invention? Are there some domains that go together better than others or the opposite

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Paige RussellBest Answer (author)2017-11-06

Hi! I would say that there are many aspects of the design process present in any creative endeavor that involves making a physical thing, be that food, functional ceramics, bicycle accessories, or any other invention.

Traditionally, product design and engineering get paired together, with the product designer creating the look and user experience of a product and the engineer designing the inner workings. Sometimes designers are educated in both fields and work alone, sometimes it takes big teams of both disciplines to bring a product to life/market.

But can an innovative cook/chef move into a career of product design? Absolutely!

Formal education is encouraged, but if you're motivated enough and a good self-starter, there are always other ways.

If you have any specific questions about a new path you might want to take, feel free to send me a pm and I'm happy to offer suggestions.

-Paige

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