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Lenify Emergency Medical Stretcher by Ta-Chin Danny Lin

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Ta-Chin Danny Lin (TL) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Ta-Chin Danny Lin by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Lenify here.



Interview with Ta-Chin Danny Lin at Tuesday 12th of March 2013

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
TL: The main idea is to protect patients more by reducing the chance that occur the secondary injury.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
TL: I was focus on how to move patients onto the stretcher. Then I figured out the best way is to put the stretcher beneath the patients' body directly.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
TL: To let this design been seen.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
TL: It took three to four months.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
TL: This concept was designed in a class in Art Center College of Design.

FS: 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?
TL: I don't have any plan on this yet.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
TL: I am always enjoy resolving the function wise problem. This project was a good fit for my strength and I enjoyed it.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
TL: After a lot of market research, I came out this concept through ideation and mockup by myself.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
TL: The target users are emergency rescuers.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
TL: This design was inspired by the scoop style stretcher. I took it further to a higher level.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
TL: Lenify is the synonym of relieve. To reduce and ease patients' hurt and fears.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
TL: I started with hand sketch and made mockup by laser cut and acrylic. Using SolidWorks and Photoshop to finish render.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
TL: I figured out the handle structure by myself. This unique structure made this concept more believable.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
TL: I worked for this concept on my own.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
TL: I have done some research about the injury event caused by stretcher. And I saw a lot of videos online with stretcher failing during the operation.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
TL: 1. How to reduce the chance to move patients. 2. The mechanism to assemble the parts.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
TL: I would like to hear any feedback for this concept.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
TL: I figured out that the testing model and proportion are really important and helpful for a successful design.


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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