Jong Chan Kim-Landcaster Kick Scooter
At Design Interviews
Interview with Jong Chan Kim : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Jong Chan Kim : The most important thing for this product is that design kick scooter for adults. Because there many people use it for commuting, but it usually does not match with their outfits. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Jong Chan Kim : I want to design kick scooter that does not harm their appearance and also enhance their style. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Jong Chan Kim : production. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Jong Chan Kim : It took three months from beginning of the concept to the final design. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Jong Chan Kim : Every morning, I saw so many business people and usually they wear formal clothes. Some of them use bicycles and kick scooters. However, these does not fit on them. That is why I decided to design kick scooter for the adult. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Jong Chan Kim : I have right to produce my work myself. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Jong Chan Kim : I like to design products that represent users' thinking and their styles. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Jong Chan Kim : Tim Tan. He is Founder and Chief Designer at Nosh studio in San Francisco. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Jong Chan Kim : Broadly adults.
Specifically business people. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Jong Chan Kim : I used many umbrellas silhouette inspiration. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Jong Chan Kim : My main design theme is the British gentleman. So I chose this name from one of the underground station. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Jong Chan Kim : Photoshop, Illustrator, Solidworks, Rhino and Vray. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Jong Chan Kim : Seamless joint parts. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Jong Chan Kim : Human factors. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Jong Chan Kim : Interview and observation .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Jong Chan Kim : Finding right pivot point for the handle. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Jong Chan Kim : This is one of the best design competitions that is why I decided to submit. .
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