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Galleries // 2022 Spark:Spring Student // Harmony
Winner - Platinum
Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Minji Park - Industrial Designer
Design Type: Transportation & Mobility, Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Hongik University
Team Members: Minji Park
With its unique form, Harmony is designed to help solve the current limits of electric scooters. Although there is a rapid growth in personal mobility that allows a faster and greener ride of short-distance travel, there remains the challenge of the three situations - while riding, carrying, and stored being charged. These are what limit the current user experience because they make electric scooters dangerous and difficult to use. Sudden accidents, heavy weight, or messy charging can all lead to the friction between our lifestyle and micro-mobility. Harmony’s leg structure in the front projects guiding lights that alert users of situations on the road. This allows the users to get crucial information around them while keeping their eyes on the road, which can highly minimize crashes. Not just while riding, but also when getting off the scooter is crucial to consider its usability as well. With vertical standing, Harmony allows much more effortless portability, especially during first/last mile travel. Also, storage and charging are much more space-efficient and safer with this form. Using its clean yet multipurpose structure, Harmony provides a solution to current challenges, and aims to reconnect technology and personal mobility to the users in a harmonious way.
"Very clear explanation and visualizations make this a really wonderful product design. The details are clearly communicated and all the features make sense together and separately. The aspect of safety and charging are really well done. Great job!"