attention to detail

Don't Underestimate

The Importance of Details to the Overall Impact

Pay attention to all the areas involved, no matter how small, and constantly monitor and check work or information while organizing time and resources efficiently.

Functional requirements

  • structural stability
  • center of gravity (visual center, actual center),
  • charging port,(holes on the surface, ).
  • Movements (Securing wheels, rails, rotational movement,
  • Space for extension,
  • Enough room for airflow(like a vacuum cleaner), straight-through suction path
  • Hidden parts (power cords (dyson))
  • Use design to find a work-around to manufacturing constraints,
  • access for maintenance
  • housed in an ergonomic position, optimal control,
  • tilt angles,
  • easy to carry/hold (create patterns)
  • easy to push/open

Visual cue

  • guidance,
  • usability (where to hold, push, grab, retract, replace, )
  • buttons/switches (hidden or exposed) ,
  • indication lights,
  • sound (speakers)
  • compartments

Psychological reassuring

  • visual weight,
  • balance,
  • slot, safe

Psychological disruption

  • imbalance, surprise, unexpected

Gestalt psychology—perceive entire patterns or configurations, not merely individual components.

  • connections
  • joints,
  • axis,
  • transition between surface, transition between parts
How to manufacture?
  • Constraints,
  • parting lines (wall thickness),
  • material choice,
  • draft,
  • enhance walls (ribs),
  • deliberately avoid the drawback of manufacturing limits

How to assemble?

  • minimize parts and labor in assembly
  • optimal choice on parting lines again(make assembly line run smoothly)
  • easy to be disassembled (consider packing & storage)
  • offset surfaces to provide margin for assembly
  • design a tool for easy assembly


  • reduce size,
  • minimum order, choices of manufacturing process
  • material choice
  • screen(software)
  • maintenance


  • feel, patterns, rhythm
  • consider social trends