Samsung realigns design team with new Head of Mobile Design
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In a shifting of management structure and titles, Samsung has decided to realign their mobile design team amid concerns about the Galaxy S5. Chang Dong-hoon, the previous Head of Mobile Design, has now been switched over to the position of Head of Design Team Strategy and his VP will take his place.
According to Reuters, Dong-hoon had tendered his resignation last week and Samsung decided to replace him with Lee Min-hyouk, who was previously VP of Mobile Design. This move apparently allows Dong-hoon to focus on the long-term design strategy of Samsung devices, giving full reign to Lee Min-hyouk, who was responsible for the original Galaxy design.
Chief behind this changing of hierarchy appears to be discontent with how the Galaxy S5 turned out, especially after its design received a very lukewarm response. Of course, given that Min-hyouk played a large role in the original design there is no guarantee that big changes are in store, but we'll have to see how it turns out.