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Heikki Juvonen

MA work

My degree project examines the correlation between changing human needs and advancements in technology, with the goal of finding new market segments. While the operational range of vehicles becomes longer and more efficient, cities become increasingly overpopulated. Time for extended holidays is scarce, while the need for escaping daily stress becomes stronger. This creates a need for spontaneous overnight leisure experiences, which fit into our weekly schedules. To create an appealing solution for overnight touring, a new sector of active outdoor vehicles designed for weekend touring is examined, with the focus on compact efficiency in long-distance comfort.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Vehicle Design, 2011

  • My degree project examines the correlation between changing human needs and advancements in technology, with the goal of finding new market segments. While the operational range of vehicles becomes longer and more efficient, cities become increasingly overpopulated. Time for extended holidays is scarce, while the need for escaping daily stress becomes stronger. This creates a need for spontaneous overnight leisure experiences, which fit into our weekly schedules. To create an appealing solution for overnight touring, a new sector of active outdoor vehicles designed for weekend touring is examined, with the focus on compact efficiency in long-distance comfort.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Industrial Design, Lahti Institute of Design, Finland, 2008
  • Experience

  • Vehicle design internship, Design Storz, Zell am See, Austria, 2010; Product design internship, Skiff LLC, New York, USA, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, Citroen Double Challenge, 2011; Shortlisted, Coachmakers Centenary Bursary Award, 2011; Winner, Hyundai Contact Collaborative Project, 2010