SHAPL Designers Guidebook
A simple guidebook to start a design project.
SHAPL DESIGN START
Welcome to the SHAPL platform. A step-by-step guide will walk you through uploading the designer's design and sharing the uploaded design to acquaintances. Putting design on the SHAPL platform is so easy. Also share your design with people you know and get a higher likelihood of clicks. It not only makes your design project successful, but it also creates an efficient royalty for you.
STEP 1 : REGISTER
It is required to sign up to post your product design at SHAPL.com. Click on Register at the top right.
Write out every detail for membership of SHAPL.com. Be sure to check whether you're a designer or not.
STEP 2 : EDIT PROFILE
Add your basic information after you sign up on "Edit Profile" of "My Page"
And in particular, be sure to upload your ID photo (250 X 250 px). It is also necessary to include information, such as a design school or a design group you came from.
STEP 3 : UPLOAD A DESIGN
Click the "Upload a design" in the top center to go directly to the uploading page. If you need more details about a crowdsourcing design, click "Start a Design" at top right.
STEP 4 : NOW, IT'S TIME TO UPLOAD YOUR DESIGN.
A simple and intuitive design title is recommended. Favorable to indicate a specific product type (e.g.: soap dispenser, smart phone case etc.).
Select the best image expressing your design most attractive and upload it. You made a perfect choice if the image shows well enough the usage of the product, or if it may induce some clicks because it just looks so cool!
For a design video, you can upload a 3D rendering animation or design sample you took by yourself. Indeed, you can just pass it because it's optional.
Youtube Video URL - Share / Embed
Now, the design category is classified as 6 categories, such as electronics, fashion, living, mobile, outdoor, and vehicle, of which you can select one most appropriate to your product design. Select all, when you're not sure of your category or don't want to limit to a category.
- Set target number of "Likes" as 500.
For the "End Date", select the date 30 days after from the date you upload. However, when our approval is delayed, 30 days will be reset from the date of the approval.
You can use "Edit Design" space to express your design on your own format. However, the image width shall be set to 754 pixels. Try to express your design by using more images and simple words rather than loose sentences. And you are sure to get more attention and "Likes."
STEP 5 : TERMS OF USE CHECK
Read the notes for the approval of your design project and click the check box to show your agreement.
For more details, refer to "Terms of Use."
STEP 6 : SUBMIT
Wait for the approval from SHAPL after the click of "save".
The approval or modification etc. on the submitted design will be directly sent to the email registered at the time of your signing up.
STEP 7 : MODIFICATION
Modification and edit work for the design project before approval can be done on "My page." After the approval, however, direct modification on the project is unavailable, and you can only add additional material to the "Update" of the posted design page.
STEP 8 : SHARE DESIGN PROJECT
After getting the approval, promote your design to your acquaintances through multiple SNS sharing.
Your active promotion plays as a key factor to bring you a big success.
Congratulations! Now upload your design project and share your design with people you know.
To find out more about uploading and sharing your design project, check out the Creators Forum.
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