Samsung has recently done an important move that will probably have far-reaching consequences on the future design of its device. The head of its mobile design division , Chang Dong-hoon, was replaced recently by the vice-president of the mobile design division, Lee Min-hyouk. The personnel shift is taking place during a large bombardment of criticism about the design of Samsung’s latest flagship – the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The now-ex chief of the mobile design division, Chang Dong-hoon, will not be leaving Samsung forever, instead he will move to the Korean manufacturer’s corporate design center where he will be head of the Design Strategy Team. This Design Strategy Team is responsible for the long-term design strategy in Samsung and covers all businesses, including the Mobile Communications one.
The new head of the design division, mister Lee Min-hyouk, is credited for designing the Galaxy family of devices, a design that was partly guilty for Samsung’s rise to the top of the smartphone market. Also, Mr. Lee did become Samsung’s youngest Senior Executive ( at the age of 42 ) back in 2010.
We can expect a few modifications to the design of the new Galaxy devices, although there probably won’t be too many major modifications, as they’d probably want to stick closely to the design that got them to where they are right now.