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I Do 2005

I Do 2005 Workshop – Transportation Design

PolyU SD invited 4 students and 2 tutors from each of the following institutes: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Konstfack University; Delft University; and University of Cincinnati to participate in the I.do Workshop.

Introduction Workshop Theme:
This year’s workshop focused on transportation design. Together with students of SD, 4 international design teams were formed to work on the West Kowloon Cultural District Mono-rail System or the Personal Transportation project. During the 6 weeks, a sponsored orientation trip to the Pearl River Delta was arranged. The aims of encouraging international design collaboration and allowing design cultural exchange among students from different parts of the world are highly fulfilled.

Skycap Project:
West Kowloon Reclamation Project is the most important development project (in 2005) for Hong Kong over the next 20 years. It‘s aim is to enhance Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s premiere center for the arts, culture and entertainment industries and create a new look for Victoria harbor. It will be the core arts and cultural site in Hong Kong. The project will be covered by a massive canopy which will have an internal environmentally friendly transit system for visitors. Skycap is a Swedish mass transit tool that will be the platform for the project.

Personal Transport:
We did work with DBR Co. Ltd. Of Taicung City, China to explore advanced design concepts for battery powered personal transport. DBR is one of the largest manufacturers of electric bicycles in mainland China. Electric bicycle usage in mainland China has exploded since the introduction of the first electric bicycles in 2002. In 2004 the sales are estimated to be 10 million units and the market is growing. At this point in time no single company has emerged as the industry leader which creates an exciting opportunity for DBR and participating teams.

Teams
The project will handled by teams of five students, one from each country supervised by tutors from HKPU and partner design schools. Teams will be able to choose which project they want to work on. Have a look at the final presentation movies of each design team.

Design team Caw Design – H2Go Mobility on Water

Design team Ino – Nomad: a Modular Personal Sales Unit

Design team Kite – Kowloon Intergrated Transport Experience

Design team Osmosis – Kowloon Nine Dragons

From all the students together also a Experience movie as a overview of the I Do 2005 project.

‘Overview I Do 2005’ movie

The Dutch student Robin Melchior did make a lot of beautiful pictures.

Here a impression of Robin’s pictures.