LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Siyang Xu ("SX") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

SX : Now graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

SX : I hope my design can be used by many people

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?

SX : choose

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?

SX : Life-style interaction design

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?

SX : Need to learn more about design knowledge to understand some famous designer works

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?

SX : The impact of the designed things on people

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?

SX : Improve people's lives, people can often use

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?

SX : People frequently use

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?

SX : Furniture design

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?

SX : Product design under climate disaster

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?

SX : You must have a certain talent and plan to study hard

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?

SX : Dieter Rams

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?

SX : Naoto Fukasawa, he design some life products.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?

SX : life product. this design can improv peopel life.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?

SX : We should observe more of the abuses in life.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?

SX : I will spend long time to learn about design knowledge.

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?

SX : some design product can change people life.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?

SX : Professors in the School of Design

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

SX : I think I am because I like this thing. So I will work hard to learn design.

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?

SX : There is still too much product design knowledge not learned

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?

SX : Participate in more world competitions

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?

SX : Climate disaster industrial design

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?

SX : Start your own design company and design products for more people.

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?

SX : Design more products that people use most often in life and be cheap

DL: How does design help create a better society?

SX : We want to reduce the damage to the natural environment

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?

SX : Study knowledge at the School of Design to communicate with students from various countries

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?

SX : High-speed rail design, its convenient design together with the distance between cities

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?

SX : People should pay more attention to the generation of new viruses. We need to design some products that can protect people's health.

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?

SX : artificial intelligence

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?

SX : About three months

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?

SX : Brainstorming

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

SX : Design products that people can often use

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?

SX : trends set the designs

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?

SX : computer and ipad adobe and C4D

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?

SX : Color can improve the appearance of the product. The material can guarantee the long-term use of the product. Different environments use different products.

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?

SX : How much can this design help others?

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?

SX : Can many people afford it?

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?

SX : Naoto Fukasawa 。Believe

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?

SX : Patient in the hospital

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?

SX : 《Design in design》

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?

SX : Learn from others

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?

SX : Dieter Rams。Now why do n’t many people stick to the design principles to design some useless products

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?

SX : I think winning is a good encouragement to myself. Many times the designer is very lonely. We need the attention of the world to provide ourselves with great confidence.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?

SX : I like black. Like spring, you can go to nature to play.

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?

SX : Many people accept their own design works

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?

SX : no

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?

SX : Artificial intelligence will be materialized together.

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?

SX : Email me

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

STILL A STUDENT, YOU NEED TO LEARN A LOT OF DESIGN KNOWLEDGE. PARTICIPATE IN DESIGN COMPETITIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS.THERE IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY ABROAD. LEARN NEW KNOWLEDGE ABROAD. THIS IS A VERY BIG CHALLENGE. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN DREAM, AND MORE IS TO REALIZE IT. THIS PROCESS IS INTERESTING. YOU WILL MEET MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN THIS PROCESS, AND YOU WILL ALSO MEET YOUR LIFE MENTOR. THEY WILL TEACH YOU A LOT OF THINGS, NOT JUST THE KNOWLEDGE IN BOOKS. THIS KNOWLEDGE PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN YOUR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.


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