The Board Skateboard by Chia-Wei Chen

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
The Board

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Skateboard

INSPIRATION:
Most of the users have the stereotype in the usage of the products. If we get rid of the general form changing, there will be a different scenario for the users. The form changing process gives the users visual feeling and the intensity of it will be different depend on the various structures.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The skateboard is limited by its appearance and it is inconvenient for users to carry. The Board has a strong visual appeal of its transforming process. The structure makes it a completed circle which can be put in a backpack easily. Because of the circular appearance, it can be part of decorations at home or even place in the narrow space.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The skateboard is made from 57 interlocking pivot hinges, by folding the hinges one direction or the other, transforming the classic cruiser shape into a perfect circle. Easy to fit in smaller places and even used for decoration.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The design start in 2018 finish in 2019 July.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Aluminum,Iron,Plastic

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Perfect circle / H:118 W: 305 L:335 cruiser shape /H:118 W: 152 L:626

TAGS:
The Board, Circle, Skateboard, Folding, Transform

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Transformation is not just the change in appearance, but also the consideration of factors such as space, time, and circumstance to strengthen the purpose of transformation and the psychological level. In today’s product design, in order to make transformable products satisfy the users’ need, the designers usually introduce the transformable features to make them easy to carry and multifunctional simultaneously.

CHALLENGE:
Biggest challenges was manufacturing its complex dynamic structure and is considering open-sourcing the design as a DIY kit for 3D printers.

ADDED DATE:
2020-06-26 06:39:55

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
CHEN, CHIA-WEI

IMAGE CREDITS:
Main image:CHEN, CHIA-WEI,2019
Optional Image#1:CHEN, CHIA-WEI,2019
Optional Image#2:CHEN, CHIA-WEI,2019
Optional Image#3:CHEN, CHIA-WEI,2019
Optional Image#4:CHEN, CHIA-WEI,2019

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Barry Chen

PROFILE:
Barry Chen: I am a designer who is likes to observing novel things, I like to innovate design, and devise ideas from pursuing an original point as the core.

NOMINATION DETAILS

The Board Skateboard by Chia-Wei Chen is a Nominee in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

The Board Skateboard by Chia-Wei Chen is Winner in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category, 2020 - 2021.



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