[ 彩材拆拆 x 𝗨𝗡𝗪𝗥𝗔𝗣 𝗖𝗠𝗙 ]
𝙲𝚑𝟷𝟶. 𝚄𝚗𝚠𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙲𝙼𝙵 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗 𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚊𝚢 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚎𝚢𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚗
Ch10. 拆招CMF設計談雙眼要尋找的光芒✨

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。

第八章曾經談到出門尋找 靈感 ,那麼…尋找設計靈感時,應該注意哪些細節呢?再次提醒,色彩並非CMF的唯一元素,因此在尋找靈感時,可以將目光放在更寬廣的範圍👀

首先,肯定要具方向性才不會成為無頭蒼蠅。無論是設計展、藝廊及美術館、選品店等,立體的展物能呈現的CMF元素包括材質、色彩、紋理,甚至是 光影 效果和層次疊加,往往對於CMF的啟發性更勝於平面畫作。

其中,也鼓勵大家勇敢走進各種行業的高價品牌店,或者例如 連卡佛(Lane Crawford)類型的高級選品百貨,從精品時裝到家居單品應有盡有,甚至連櫥窗裡的藝術擺設都能帶來視覺靈感。

精品品牌的售價之高也代表其商品的 呈現質感 必須優於其他,即使無法使用相同的成本,但在耳濡目染之下,也更能理解哪些細節上的處理能較好的呈現產品的質感。講白話一點,也就是說如何揣摩高級單品,讓CMF細節看起來更加精緻?

除此之外,蒐集的靈感也跟產業常用的 材質 也所關聯。以我個人的經驗為例,因4G及5G信號天線導致的侷限,手機行業在幾年前開始從 金屬 轉換到 玻璃 及仿玻璃的 合成板材 。於是,我們在蒐集靈感及發散設計構思時,開始轉而注意透明材質在不同行業或藝術品上的運用。

反之,比如原生的竹材工藝展對於手機行業的啟發性就相對較少。這時候,我通常會以單純欣賞美學的民眾角度看展。在時間或看展次數有限的情況下,就需要尋找更適合自身行業的展覽以增加蒐集靈感的效率。

蒐集靈感的同時,亦須衡量各種視覺元素在自身產業的 可行性風險 。雖然不急著馬上否決這個靈感,但如果意圖將之導入在設計提案之中,這都是未來避免不了的考題。

出門走走,尋找靈感。
記得帶眼睛,也別忘了帶腦袋🧠

延伸閱讀:
Ch8. 拆招CMF設計談出門走走找靈感

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.

Chapter 8 talked about going out to look for inspiration, but…what details should be paid attention to when looking for design inspirations? Again, color is not the only element of CMF, so when looking for inspirations, don’t forget to aim for a wider range 👀

Whether it is design exhibitions, art galleries, art museums, etc., 3D objects can present CMF elements including materialscolorstextures, and even lighting and layering effects, which is comparably more CMF-inspiring than flat 2D art pieces.

I would also encourage everyone to visit luxury brand stores in various industries, or high-end department stores like Lane Crawford whose products range from boutique fashion to home decorations.

The high selling price of luxury brands also means that their perceived quality have to be better than others. While we don’t have the same manufacturing budget or technical allowance as luxury products, it helps us to learn about the CMF details that can raise the perceived quality of a product and bring out its elegance and refinement.

In addition to this, the inspiration collected is also related to the material commonly used in your industry. Taking my personal experience as an example, due to the limitations caused by 4G and 5G signal antennas, a few years ago, the mobile phone industry began to switch from metal to glass and glass-like materials. Therefore, when we were collecting inspirations and prepping design proposals, we would pay more attention to the use of transparent materials across different industries or artworks.

While collecting inspiration, it is as critical to also evaluate the feasibility and risk of various visual elements in your own industry. Although let’s not rush to rejection right away, just keep in mind that these are unavoidable questions along the way.

Walk out and look for inspirations.
Bring your eyes and bring your brain! 🧠

Continue reading:
Ch8. Unwrapping CMF Design on Stepping Out for Inspirations




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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