Anna Kholomkina-Forklift Simulator Dedicated Device

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Interview with Anna Kholomkina : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Anna Kholomkina : I should make something good-looking, useful, ergonomic, compact, easy to use with combine of flowing lines and sharp-cut outlines. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Anna Kholomkina : I wanted to make the simulator to imitate working process maximum realistic; to achive that I put the whole cabin on a platform in a way the cabin can rotate to make an effect of motion; panoramic screen adds to this effect. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Anna Kholomkina : This project minded to be a concept, but as leading experts and engineers of the company the design was made for highly praised the simulator, after winning the award there`s an opportunity this concept will be brought to life. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Anna Kholomkina : This design was a part of my semester work at the university, in fact all the process took about three-and-a-half months. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Anna Kholomkina : It was commissioned as a half-year task. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Anna Kholomkina : Maybe it will be produced by a company it was made for, though it`s not for sure as other companies were interested in the design too. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Anna Kholomkina : Target customer is cargo major companies, who always use forklift, so they need forklift simulators to train beginner forklift drivers to operate the machine and to check their skills. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Anna Kholomkina : The design has strongly different shape and operating principle; also modern technologies are used. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Anna Kholomkina : Dedicated device is what forklift simulator really is, it`s a machine with special training programs and specific function. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Anna Kholomkina : When trainee driver operates the simulator, it arises sensation that he drives a real forklift; the simulator was designed so, the sensation is very strong. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Anna Kholomkina : When designing I was consulted and helped by my design teachers - Elena Akkuratova and Leonid Filatov, who are practitioners in the designing field. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Anna Kholomkina : The research was made at ergonomics: I had to ascertain which distances between object parts are appropriate, to ensure that all the object parts fit together and the object will be easy to use. To the effect I made a scaled human model and several different scaled simulator models to try some variant and choose the best one. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Anna Kholomkina : One of the hardest parts was to find analogues for inspiration, that were not only good-looking, but useful. It appeared there isn`t a lot of them. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Anna Kholomkina : I noticed an advertising poster the university I`m studying at, uploaded my design and managet to get a nomination ticket. .

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