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Smart Board Eco Board by Ljiljana Reljic

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Ljiljana Reljic (LR) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Ljiljana Reljic by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design smart board here.



Interview with Ljiljana Reljic at Sunday 17th of May 2015

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
LR: Main idea and inspiration was brought by the question how to use different materials which we'll help kids in learning.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
LR: Main focus was on creating an interesting and fun toy for kids to play with and learn about recycling and poluttion of the environment.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
LR: Creating other smart boards with different motives.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
LR: One year.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
LR: We decided on this particular concept because working with kids gave us an inside view on their thoughts and their needs that include learning.

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?
LR: Another companies don't use our product and we, indeed, do plan on selling rights, or partial rights to other companies.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
LR: Following worldwide trends, we concluded how different materials and textures have an positive effect on kids.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
LR: We were inspired by the Montessori's materials.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
LR: Kids from 2 to 12 years of age (kindergarten, pre-school kids, middle school kids, also disabled kids)

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
LR: Materials which are used for the design, wide range of possibilities and devolpment of motor skills.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
LR: Concept of the board requires its name. It's a smart board because it demands a lot of thinking while using it.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
LR: We used rulers, sccisors, needls, scalpel, glue, etc.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
LR: The most unique thing is actually how we got an functional and high-quality product by using different recycled materials.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
LR: The designers of this project are colleagues from work.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
LR: While making this design, we didn't want technology to play a big role in the product. In that way, withouth technology, smartboards recuqier kid's full attention and teach them some basic things about life that technological devices can't.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
LR: Our designe is influenced by theoretical researches, but also by practial usage of materials that the product is consisted of.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
LR: It was challenging to make our product interesting enough for kids and how to corporate different materials.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
LR: Encouraged by level of interest in kids and by positive reactions of parents and collegues.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
LR: We learned different techniques which helped us create the design and how to get an actual project from just an idea.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
LR: No, thank you.


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

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