We were faced with the challenge of addressing modern day matters like noise and space restrictions while retaining the elegance and playability of the acoustic piano. Moreover, we had to address these challenges in a form that people would be able to use for a long time. I thought that we could so with a simple form, something like the simple and beautiful pictures children draw with colored pencils. A conventional acoustic piano is a large instrument possessing a soundboard and hundreds of strings. In creating an electronic piano however, the designer is free to fashion a simple, compact, less-pressured style while capitalizing on the elegant charm of its acoustic counterpart. In our efforts, we encountered and overcame a number of technical difficulties in trying to design a simple form that retained all of the playability of a conventional piano. Although maintaining the simplicity of the design was far from a simple process, we were able to bring together planning, development, and design in this modern electronic piano, a creation that I believe owners will grow to love more and more over time. "