Design Museum’s Ria Hawthorn is a Formosa fan
Trained as a product designer, Formosa holds a Masters and Ph.D in ergonomics and biomechanics, imbuing his designs with a technical usability that’s underpinned by serious research.
The Ford SmartGauge, for example, has to communicate a lot of information in the 0.5 seconds that drivers can take their eyes off the road to look at the instrument dashboard. It’s designed to reduce glance time, keeping drivers safe while simultaneously helping them improve their efficiency; man and machine working in harmony.
All of Formosa’s products, from the simplicity of his kitchen utensils to the complexity of IBM’s first personal computer, have a positive impact on those who use them. His philosophy of inclusive design is becoming ever-more integral to industrial design today.