Interview with designer Paul Hao Ting Hsu (PH), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Slider Folding Bike Bicycle.

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Interview with Paul Hao Ting Hsu at Saturday 23rd of February 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
PH : BETTER DESIGN process, better think more for customer.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
PH : I spent all my time in how to make a great and reasonable design. I want to design a bike that for woman. Not only on bike's mechanical side, but also the style.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
PH : I want to produce it to the market and let people ride it. Feel the bikes!

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
PH : for one year from the beginning of having this idea to fulfill this project.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
PH : I want to design a bike for ladies that are hardly wants a bike for them. So, I want to see them smile when riding on Slider.

DI: 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?
PH : Not yet. I 'm planning for producing by myself or other. If there's any better Condition I'll take it.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
PH : A request from my woman friends.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
PH : Michel Lin From Pacific Cycles

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
PH : It's affordable, easy, great think but less cost.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
PH : Cause of the gravity makes the bike slide, and the paddle and use as a scooter as well. It makes Slide Folding And Slide using, So I called it Slider. Not only Bike Slides, But Also User.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
PH : It's thinking about the whole view of design, user's thought, market, style, usage, and folding process. The most thing is the price is pretty.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
PH : yes I did.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
PH : Geometry size

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
PH : I have research about woman's size bike and their style. Who's going to ride it? What they wear? How they use Bikes?

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
PH : The structure and the folding process.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
PH : Cause I think that people will want to know this idea.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
PH : Ask, learn, think, do, do it again.