Fengming Chen-Ice Eletronic Toothbrush

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(Excerpt) Interview with Fengming Chen : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Fengming Chen : The design concept was inspired by flowing water. The flowing lines can fully express the soft property of water, and gives a natural and comfortable grip for us. All-metal exterior design exudes a strong sense of technology and futuristic. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Fengming Chen : Ordinary toothbrush has failed to meet the oral health needs. People need to be more efficient gate oral hygiene toothbrush to protect dental health, the electric toothbrush market demand is gradually expanding. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Fengming Chen : In the market to do further promotion and sales. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Fengming Chen : From concept to design for about 1 months, behind the model and verify the model, the development cycle of about half a year. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Fengming Chen : We completely changed the traditional way of charging electric toothbrush, battery capacity up to 3300mAh, reduce power consumption,the equivalent of four months per charge is available, a in only needs to be charged three times, allowing users to use more convenient. The handle part of the all metal materials, using them more stable and comfortable, the vibration and noise at the same time do the minimum. It is the world's first all-metal electric toothbrush. .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?. Fengming Chen : No, We intend to develop the product independently. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Fengming Chen : The charging efficiency is 6 times that of traditional electric toothbrush, reduce the charge times and allowing users to use more convenient. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Fengming Chen : Internal discussion and research and development of the product. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Fengming Chen : Electric toothbrush user with a certain consumption ability in pursuit of quality of life. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Fengming Chen : The handle part of the all metal materials, using them more stable and comfortable, the vibration and noise at the same time do the minimum. Overall soft shapes,clean look and attention to detail make a friendly, approachable look and feel. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Fengming Chen : The design concept was inspired by flowing water. ICE is the second of the solidification moment. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Fengming Chen : User survey,Brainstorm,sketching,3D modeling,rendering,model validation and structure design. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Fengming Chen : Unique shape, and the use of metal materials. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Fengming Chen : Yes, participants include product designers, technical personnel, market sales, etc. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Fengming Chen : Technical staff in the process as a supporter of the role, to fully cooperate with the designer to complete and realize the product. .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?. Fengming Chen : Yes,Study on the household survey, the demand of users and usage scenarios, make the collection and analysis of existing products, the market also, looking for a creative breakthrough. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Fengming Chen : Production process and technology are difficult to achieve, how to do waterproof also has a great challenge. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Fengming Chen : This is the first time to participate in A'Design Award & competition, we hope that good creative works can be recognized. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Fengming Chen : Bold .[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Fengming Chen on Ice Eletronic Toothbrush at design-interviews.com ]

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