Industrial design is the art and science of developing and defining a products visual, tactile and kinesthetic characteristics. It tends to deal with the look and feel of a product, designing around the human factors, ergonomics, color, material, and finish of the end product.

Product design is synonymous with industrial design. In addition to considering aesthetics, usability, and ergonomics, it can also encompass the engineering of objects, usefulness as well as usability, market placement, and other concerns.

Entertainment design is the art and science of creating worlds that can be told through story in order to evoke stronger reaction and interest. It is to build suspense, and interest. In addition to creating worlds that don't exist, it can also encompass building and creating physical entertainment venues. Entertainment designers usually have industrial design or illustration foundation.