G2 Greencycle 2nd Generation Bike Concept by Paulus Maringka

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On August 24, 2015
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Pre-design information gathered from observation, interviews and participatory design approach of target users and bicycle manufacturers in Indonesia provided a good understanding of bicycle use in relation to the user’s needs and wants in their natural environment. This information provided insights on how low income users modify their bicycles to maximize their personal needs.

G2 Greencycle
G2 Greencycle 2nd Generation Bike Concept by Paulus Maringka is a project that draws coming from a two-year research study, to challenge current design practice to transform human-power transportation design. A culture-centric approach will be used to shift design thinking and practices away from the ongoing unsustainable production associated with goods and services which are unfit for the human conditions in poor nations around the world. Poor countries need as well as depend on this mode regarding transportation for a wide range of uses. Pre-design information gathered from observation, interviews and participatory design approach of target users and bicycle manufacturers in Indonesia provided a good understanding of bicycle use in relation to the user’s needs and wants in their natural environment. This information provided insights on how low income users modify their bicycles to maximize their personal needs.

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Paulus Maringka G2 Greencycle 2nd Generation Bike
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