Interview with designer Yi-Sin Huang (YH), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Silence Electric Bicycle.

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Interview with Yi-Sin Huang at Monday 14th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
YH : To make deaf people to enjoy the fun of riding.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
YH : Silence is an E-Bike designed for deaf people. Its radar and warning lights become the 2nd sensory organ for them.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
YH : To make world widely deaf people to experience riding on Silence.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
YH : 6 month.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
YH : To help deaf people to have a safety riding and also to provide a brand new riding experience for every riders.

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?
YH : I will intent to produce mine work myself.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
YH : Bicycle is the most easy use transportation.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
YH : Dieter Rams, Marc Newson

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
YH : Every one.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
YH : Humane considerations.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
YH : Dangerous is always hidden and appear every where, so there must have one project to help to shield on people.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
YH : Technology and engineering books.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
YH : The condition of riding.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
YH : My family member only.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
YH : Guiding people to aware where are the dangerous for these deaf people.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
YH : No. I was influenced by the deaf people around me.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
YH : The cooling mode of warning light system can be done by more efficient way in order to achieve the purpose of the low cost.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
YH : To make the manhood better all over the world.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
YH : Observing, thinking, and learning.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
YH : Design for our life.