Te On Peter Lau-Untitled Design Shower Scrubber For Single Arm Person
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(Excerpt) Interview with Te On Peter Lau : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Te On Peter Lau : I am a left-hander. I broke my left shoulder before. I had difficulty to do everything daily. Especially showering and video-gaming. I was questioning why there is not many designs for single arm user. Considering temporary single arm people are quite many. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Te On Peter Lau : Cleaning elbow, armpit and back side of the only functional arm without any awkward or clumsy movement. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Te On Peter Lau : Make it into a real product so I can buy one in case I break my arm again. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Te On Peter Lau : 1 month .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Te On Peter Lau : Purely my design solution to a common problem. .Frank Scott: 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?. Te On Peter Lau : No. I plan to sell the production right. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Te On Peter Lau : I broke my left shoulder before. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Te On Peter Lau : None I can think of now. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Te On Peter Lau : Typical wall mounting shower scrubber panel does not clean armpit concave perfectly.
Shower brush requires a very clumsy brushing holding method to clean elbow for single arm user.
My design resolved both above problems. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Te On Peter Lau : Directly from my design form. L and 7. No need to explain more. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Te On Peter Lau : My left hand, my brain, my stationery and my computer. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Te On Peter Lau : Never been done before. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Te On Peter Lau : No one. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Te On Peter Lau : Current available technology . Non high technology. Easy to manufacture. Not expensive to manufacture. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Te On Peter Lau : No. Disability product research. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Te On Peter Lau : Whether to use diamond knurled pattern or plug-in / removable foam / brush for the scrubbing part of the design. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competit.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Te On Peter Lau on Untitled Design Shower Scrubber For Single Arm Person at design-interviews.com ]
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