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Ch4. 拆招CMF設計談從概念圖紙導入現實

CMF is a specific discipline within industrial design that focuses on the development of a product’s color, material, and finish. Unwrap CMF shares bite-sized stories of CMF Design to inform and inspire those interested in this niche yet fascinating field, with digestible contents for anyone and everyone. Comments and inspirations are welcome!

If you have ever experienced home remodeling, you’d know about this frustration. For a simple wooden floor illustrated in the floor plan, there are quite some selections for the actual applications, and each comes with pros and cons: expensive solid wood, tear-able laminated boards, or cheap looking wood-like plastic floors. In the face of these many options, it can be nerve-racking and difficult to make a decision ?

Similar concerns are the daily challenges for CMF Designers. But on the other hand, this is what makes our work puzzle-solving fun! (中文請見下方)

For instance, a computer-generated rendering with a marble pattern can be realized with a variety of processes. Each process has its own advantages and disadvantages, which are mixed with different elements to consider. Cost and process constraints are the basics. There are more complex limitations such as stability, production capacity, supply chain…, and more!

This is why, as mentioned in the previous chapters, even the easiest CMF proposal can involve an infinite loop of discussions between cross-functional teams.

Switching to a new product category will also initiate different considerations. For example, the printing process commonly used on home decoration and fabric products may come across its bottleneck when used in another industry: unable to print on big curvature, supply chain capability, test standard and factory dust-free control for our industry, etc.

On the positive side, this makes CMF an endless exploration of new knowledges.

You can know about a CMF process so well but still have something new to learn. You can be with years of experiences but still feel young and passionate with interesting challenges ahead of your footsteps ?

Continue reading:
Ch21. Unwrapping CMF Design on Pattern Design – The Fashion Piece of CMF
Ch28. Unwrapping CMF Design on Terrazzo Beyond Terrazzo

CMF為Color Material and Finishing,屬於工業設計旗下專注於產品色彩、材質、及表面處理工藝的關鍵一環。Unwrap CMF彩材拆拆圍繞著這個主題,以淺而易懂的小故事拆解CMF設計的日常。歡迎留言分享!

如果經歷過裝修,應該都能深有體會。在設計圖紙中標註的木地板,實際的工藝選材卻眼花撩亂,著實能令人傷透腦筋。實木地板價高、貼皮合成板易剝離、塑木地板質感堪憂…等。在口袋深度、耐用性等諸多考量面前,總能令屋主猶豫不決?

類似的煩惱也是CMF設計師的日常挑戰,但也因此使上班變得像解謎題一樣新鮮有趣。

光是一張大理石圖案的渲染圖,就可以用多種工藝製程將之實現。而每種工藝製程都各有優缺,夾雜著不同的考量因素:成本、工藝限制是基本款,更多的還有製程穩定性、產能、供應鏈…等深入考量。.這也是為什麼,如前幾篇談到的,再基礎的CMF方案也能牽扯到跨部門團隊的無限溝通循環♾️

換了產品品類,也會產生不同的考量。舉例而言,在家居、布料等產品上常見的紋理印刷工藝,運用在其他行業中就可能就會遇到瓶頸:無法印刷到深度的曲面、適合的印刷機台及供應鏈的產能、車間的粉塵是否符合此行業標準、表面耐刮是否能通過此產品品項的測試…等。

然而這也使得CMF成為一條學無止境的精彩旅程 —— 隔行如隔山,再熟悉的工藝都有學不完的道理,再資深的設計師都能彷如菜鳥保持青春熱血?

延伸閱讀:
Ch21. 拆招CMF設計談CMF界的新衣 —— 紋理設計
Ch28. 拆招CMF設計談磨石子不只是石子

不同印刷工藝也各有優缺,如色準、顆粒等。
Various printing processes also have their pros and cons.
真實自然的選材如大理石、木料等,會因為批次產生色澤、紋理等明顯差異。
Different batches of natural materials such as marble and wood would have distinctive and inconsistent colors and textures.
Patterns are randomized through coating or material mixture.
無論是塗層或混料都只能產生隨機的紋理。




CMF學無止境,善用CMF關鍵字在網上深入鑽研,歡迎大家留言補充。
Enjoy learning? Use the CMF terminologies mentioned above and continue on with your own research journey on the web. Comments and inspirations are welcome!
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Problem-solving ??? ?????. Former head of CMF at Motorola. A New York-based and world-traveling Design Consultant with over 13 years of specialty in CMF Design. 高雄囡仔,前摩托羅拉CMF設計團隊負責人,目前定居於紐約並遊牧世界,任自由撰稿人兼CMF設計顧問,持續投入在CMF設計的科普推廣,並為WGSN及羅技等公司提供CMF專案支持或諮詢服務。

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