Interview with designer chih wen chaw (cc), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Domescape Interactive Installation For Children.

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Interview with chih wen chaw at Saturday 9th of March 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
cc : A Child's imagination

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
cc : To try to work with the child's inquisitive nature as a springboard to expanding their imaginations about the urban environment

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
cc : To replicate this is future cities

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
cc : 2 mths

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
cc : Commisioned project

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?
cc : NA

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
cc : A belief that the urban environment is actually a fun place in the eyes of the children.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
cc : NA

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
cc : NA

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
cc : An understanding of children's ergonomical and behavioural attributes

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
cc : The name suggest an alternative landscape that is derived from the dome

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
cc : Auto Cad, 3D max

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
cc : It is not only popular with children but has become a temporary insertion in the urban lanscape to be enjoyed by all .

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
cc : NA

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
cc : NA

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
cc : NA

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
cc : The lack of budget forced us to rethink about the use of semi readymade materials to put together the installation.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
cc : Always been interested in competitions

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
cc : NA

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
cc : NA