Automotive design focuses on the visual look or design of the car from product concept to refinement. As the stylist, you are challenged to design a remote controlled car used by 12 to 15 year olds by developing the proportions, shape and surfaces. The first step in the design process is to understand and define the customer’s needs. Then, turn your inner critic off and begin brainstorming your design ideas using Sketchbook Express and 123D Design. Whether designing a Volkswagen bus or a Ferrari, the process remains the same.
Get creative with design in class
In this series of projects, Phil Dollan, project designer, guides you through the process of designing a car using Autodesk Sketchbook Express and Autodesk 123D Design software. Follow the creative process and technical skills outlined in the videos to develop your skills by replicating the sample car design. After completing the sample car, you are encouraged to develop your own design and apply your knowledge of the software to generate multiple concepts for your original car design.