Two Brains, One Product.

“The beginning of any collaboration starts with a conversation”, explains Forrest North in this TED Talks video about motorcycle design. In the following TED video, two gentlemen by the names of Yves Behar and Forrest North decided to take their two engineering brains and put them together to create one unique design. Forrest being from Washington State and Yves being from Switzerland, this duo shows how easy it can be to become connected to people around the world. Both men were interested in new ways of travel. Forrest made a land-yacht and Yves made a single-manned sled vehicle. Both were also interested in creating vehicles that were safe for the environment using solar power and wind power. Then, they came together and thus combined engineering with design to create their baby: a pure-electric motorcycle with a top speed of 150 mph. In this day and age, it is not enough to just have engineering skills. Equally, you need to have somebody to design your thoughts and put them on paper as a visual. It was interesting that they called this motorcycle their baby. The word “baby” more or less shows how hard they worked on their motorcycle and really how much they love and cherish the end product.


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