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Lazarus Multifunctional Crutches by Sung-Hyeon Yoo

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Sung-Hyeon Yoo (SY) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Sung-Hyeon Yoo by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Lazarus here.



Interview with Sung-Hyeon Yoo at Tuesday 15th of April 2014

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
SY: realizable solution for world-wide problem.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
SY: how to make the disabled's social interaction improved?

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
SY: I will accept proposes of companies to realize this.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
SY: 1 month

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
SY: thinking of the disabled's life, I got this idea. It is very good so I advanced the idea.

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?
SY: I will sell this design in cheap price because I want cheap final retail price. sure. I will do anything I can for this design project. I will gladly participate in company project group

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
SY: I always worries public problems.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
SY: no.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
SY: all people who permanently or temporary injured their legs. because I consisted non-electricity, final retail price will be much cheaper.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
SY: realizable, simple mechanism, and does not require external power source. also very beautiful because it is ergonomic.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
SY: Lazarus was disciple of Jesus who resurrected. I wish to make life of the disabled newborn as ordinary people. so I named Lazarus which meant 'begin of new life again'.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
SY: keyshot for render, photoshop for edit rendered image and zbrush, 3ds max and mudbox for sculpting.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
SY: 100% manpower machine.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
SY: I did myself.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
SY: tech did not needed much.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
SY: I researched human muscle movement while walking, and specific weight of body parts.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
SY: making realizable mechanism.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
SY: I got E-mail.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
SY: making human imitating design, I learned that when I just imitate shell of living natural body, It becomes beautiful.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
SY: no. thank you very much sir.


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

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