Over the course of my first year in university I took up longboarding as a pastime. I saw my longboard as my first car: four wheels! Then I started to wonder if longboarding could be more than a pastime.
- year 2014
- client Me
- nature Personal Project
- what I did Product Design, Making
Longboards are a great mode of personal transport. Small, nimble, human powered. Just as fast as a bycicle, but doesn't take up any space. However, when indoors, carrying them can be a hassle and also damaging to your clothes. This longboard has built-in handles, which removes those downsides and makes it more applicable as a small and sustainable transport solution.
VISION A longboard as a practical mode of transport.
INTERACTION Like carrying a suitcase.
Three things I've learned
- Building things for real is a lot of fun.
- Even if you break something, you can always fix it.
- People's responses to a design are much stronger if it is tangible instead of abstract.