Mike Kim
Industrial Design

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Industrial Design

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Bike Building

A common vein between speakers and bicycles is their tremendous return on delight.

I felt a wave of satisfaction the first time I soldered a transducer and played music through it from my CD player. It was pleasing to hear music by the simple act of connecting a rudimentary circuit. Similarly, an object comprised of 2 wheels and tubes to hold them, a bicycle is a soothing source of visual and cognitive order for me. In contrast, a computer is comprised of many dynamic and static parts that I do not understand. If it were to stop functioning, I would be at loss to where to begin troubleshooting. I share this sentiment when designing anything for the end user. The more “transparent” an experience can be, the less anxiety caused when something inevitably goes wrong. As an industrial designer, I felt an obligation to further explore bicycle fabrication as a hobby.