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James Harness

MA work

I haven’t outgrown my childhood love of cycling. Instead, my fascination with it continues to grow. I often feel that the discipline of Vehicle Design has grown in an unbalanced manner — too preoccupied with peacocking and demonstrations of personal superiority. In general, the contrasting qualities of simplicity and efficiency, plus the health benefits of cycling enjoy a timeless relevance.


There is room for everyone on the road. We understand ourselves better if we can understand each other. My work at the RCA has frequently explored this cross-pollination.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Vehicle Design, 2011

  • I haven’t outgrown my childhood love of cycling. Instead, my fascination with it continues to grow. I often feel that the discipline of Vehicle Design has grown in an unbalanced manner — too preoccupied with peacocking and demonstrations of personal superiority. In general, the contrasting qualities of simplicity and efficiency, plus the health benefits of cycling enjoy a timeless relevance.


    There is room for everyone on the road. We understand ourselves better if we can understand each other. My work at the RCA has frequently explored this cross-pollination.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Transport & Product Design, Coventry University, 2009
  • Experience

  • Design internship, Scott Sports SA, Givisiez, Switzerland, 2010; Design consultant, Moulton Developments Ltd, Bradford on Avon, 2007-present; Design internship, Decathlon, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, 2007-8; Design internship, Concept Group International, Coventry, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • World Automotive Design Competition, Canadian International AutoShow, Toronto, Canada, 2007
  • Awards

  • First prize, Aerodynamic Development, Citroen / EXA Double ChallengeProject, 2011; Second prize, Citroen / EXA Double ChallengeProject, 2011; Highly commended, RCA/Hyundai Project, 2010