Interview with designer Naai-Jung Shih (NS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Ubiquitous Stand Desktop Interactive Display Stand.

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Interview with Naai-Jung Shih at Thursday 20th of October 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
NS : a city

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
NS : re-interpreting a city metaphor, creating a tangled relationship between activity and infrastructure

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
NS : re-interpretation on different types of human-environment interaction

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
NS : quite long, the paradigm shift from time to time

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
NS : This is a subject related to my academic activity that was originated from the 3D scan of a city.

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?
NS : This design is open to all production possibilities.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
NS : the city metaphor and different input and output approaches

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
NS : no

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
NS : Anyone lives inside or outside a city.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
NS : the way of interpretation

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
NS : I want to make it an indication of mechanism for all possibilities.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
NS : 3D RP machine and software for parametric design

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
NS : the connection between city/activity and space/interests

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
NS : no, all by myself

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
NS : control of parameters and precision

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
NS : no, the metaphor came from my interpretation

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
NS : the notion of ubiquitousness

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
NS : self exporation

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
NS : the definition and the level of extrusion and interlacement from a base shape

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
NS : A large part of this design is also left to the potential owner to interact or play with.