We have just started sales of the products and it is too soon to tell, but this time I felt anew a better-than-expected response to the “power of design.” What really impressed me was not simply the transformation of goods which became nicely sophisticated, attract people’s eyes and appear on various media, but the re-examination the roots of things and re-discovery of their charms through the deep insight of designers and perspective of experts, as well as the fact that such activities have brought wonders and joy that exceed our expectations.
Ishigaki City Office
Project Manager, Tourism and Culture Department, Planning DivisionMr. Shuntaro Kosasa
The only thing that was decided at the beginning was that the product would be an Android home app. Through discussion, I came to think that I wouldn't care even if the product wasn't a home app in the end. It was fun to struggle and fight together with companions, and we were also able to work on the project in our own way. I feel I was able to accomplish my goals, not because I was told to make something, but because I was working on a project with Mr. Shigematsu and Mr. Sugawara together as friends.