[ 彩材拆拆 x 𝗨𝗡𝗪𝗥𝗔𝗣 𝗖𝗠𝗙 ]
𝙲𝚑𝟷. 𝚄𝚗𝚠𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙲𝙼𝙵 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗 𝚘𝚗 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚎𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚍 𝚚𝚞𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢
Ch1. 拆招CMF設計談產品呈現質感

CMF為Color Material and Finishing,譯為色彩、材質、及表面處理工藝,屬於 工業設計 旗下重要的一環。Unwrap CMF( 彩材拆拆 )將圍繞著這個主題,以淺而易懂的小故事拆解 CMF設計師 的日常。

CMF本就小眾,略有聽聞的人,對於CMF的印象通常會著重於C,也就是色彩的表現,但其實更為重要的第一課是如何提升產品的 呈現質感 (percieved quality)。

是否遇過這樣的情況:網拍精美的商品,收到實物後卻覺得品質不如預期?

讓產品最掉價的往往是微乎其微的細節,小至一個刮手的邊緣、不平整的噴塗表面,都可以帶來落差極大的觀感。這就是為什麼有時網拍實物不如 賣家秀

這就是CMF的魔法 —— 同一張電腦渲染圖,或許做成模型時還能達到理想的狀態,但將設計概念實際轉換到生產時,就不得不面對生產過程中出現的各種問題。更何況,如果時間和金錢不是無限量,就可能得妥協於較為不理想的CMF狀態。委屈,卻已成常態。

為了合理的提升產品的呈現質感,也為了產品上市後不抱遺憾,CMF設計師更應該從初期的產品定義階段就開始參與,並致力於迴避生產中可能會出現的CMF缺陷。

別再以為CMF設計師只會配色了唷😉

延伸閱讀:
Ch24. 拆招CMF設計談F開頭的那個字

CMF is short for Color Material and Finishing. It is a specific field within industrial design. In the future, Unwrap CMF will write about little stories of CMF Design for those who are interested in learning more about the field.

CMF is not commonly known for. For those who have heard about CMF, their impression is usually focused on “C”, which is the presentation of color. But in fact, the more important first lesson is how to improve the perceived quality of a product.

Have this situation ever occur to you? After seeing its beautiful rendering on the website, you decide to purchase something online, but once you receive the product in the mail, you then find out the actual quality is not comparable to what you have imagined.

What lowers the perceived value of a product is often the tiniest details. As little as a scratchy edge or an uneven surface, can both bring a huge drop in the presentation of the product quality, and hence why often times when we shop online, the actual products don’t feel as nice as seen on the website.

And that’s magic of CMF! A simple computer-generated rendering can transform just ideally on prototypes. But once it enters into production stage, that’s when all those small obstacles start to pop out.

If you didn’t come prepared, and are with limited time and money, then expect to be asked to comprise and level-down on CMF details.

Therefore, to reasonably improve the perceived quality of a product, and not to leave any regret when the product launches, it is very important for CMF Designers to be engaged early, as early as the product definition stage, to put efforts in preventing possible CMF defects in production.

So that is the very first principal of CMF. Just so everyone remembers – CMF Design is not all about color proposals! 😉

Continue reading:
Ch24. Unwrapping CMF Design on the “F” Word

在不影響成本及時程的情況下,可以試著藉由調整光澤度、調整油漆成分、調整噴槍等方式改善橘皮。
若想改善分模線的接合,需要由供應商及模具設計師進行修模,但會導致額外的耗時。




CMF學無止境,歡迎留言補充。
Comments and inspirations are welcome!
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Color and Material Design Manager previously at Motorola (a Lenovo company). Currently a full-time student at Columbia University and aspired to share her knowledges about CMF Design. 前聯想旗下摩托羅拉CMF設計經理,現全職攻讀哥倫比亞大學碩士學位,並用時間一字一字的紀錄CMF點滴。

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