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Heegun Koo

MA work

Children grow fast. Your adorable newborn will start to walk soon, and it’s quicker than you expected. You might find yourself holding a baby scooter in one hand and pushing an empty buggy with the other while your lovely one is walking in front of you, whereas before you were pushing the baby in a buggy and that was the only thing to do. The project starts by learning what a family’s behaviour is and draws out both an insight and a question: why do we end up having too many products for children, and what is the solution?


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2011

  • Children grow fast. Your adorable newborn will start to walk soon, and it’s quicker than you expected. You might find yourself holding a baby scooter in one hand and pushing an empty buggy with the other while your lovely one is walking in front of you, whereas before you were pushing the baby in a buggy and that was the only thing to do. The project starts by learning what a family’s behaviour is and draws out both an insight and a question: why do we end up having too many products for children, and what is the solution?


  • Degrees

  • BA Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea, 2009
  • Experience

  • Internship, Management director of sales department of QUA, KOLON, Gwacheon, Korea, 2009-6; Aircraft maintainace sergeant, Air Force 1 maintanance squadron, Republic of Korea Air Force, Sungnam, Korea, 2003-12
  • Exhibitions

  • Working in Progress show 2011, Henry Moore gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2011; Go Global project exhibition, Main hall of Architect department building, Ching hwa university, Beijing, China, 2010; Blackberry for Body & Life, Institute of Italian culture, London, 2010; Working in Progress show 2010, Henry Moore gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2010
  • Awards

  • Winner, 2012 London Olympic Victory Ceremonies Podium Design, Selected to design the podium for the Victory Ceremonies in the London 2012 Games/ LOCOG, 2012; 3rd, Business Planning, Bronze price of Eco design competition / KOLON, 2009