Why “Undefined”? An interview with Hom Liou, the curator for the 2019 Young Designers’ Exhibition
This year, for the first time ever, a curator is taking the reins in organizing the 2019 Young Designers’ Exhibition — and he is going to be making some significant changes.
Huaren Design Should Take a Humanistic Approach to Modern Chinese Culture and Thought — Frankie Fan
No matter how media, technology, and social institutions develop, the core issue of design eventually returns to form as a response to human needs. In other words, the proposal of practical, innovative design solutions should start from the user’s perspective, and be achieved through the development of empathy in the design process.
The Agency of Crowdfunding Helps Designers Take Their First Step — Tahan Lin
Tahan Lin is like a walking encyclopedia of crowdfunding. He responds intuitively and speaks assuredly about his own observations and analyses when discussing crowdfunding and the current situation, trends, and cases on both the domestic and international front.
Refining Taiwan’s Local Culture as a Contemporary Huaren Design Vocabulary – Ho Chia-hsing
After more than a decade of experimentation with art and design, Ho gradually forged his own path. He developed a unique approach, which led to his own individual style. In recent years, he has begun integrating his own experiences and ideas to propose the necessity and possibility of establishing a method. He hopes to spark even more imagination in Taiwanese design.
Creative Design Gives Expression to a New Form of Text — Liu Xiaoxiang
When creative design gives expression to the text, it increases the designer’s involvement in the publication . Just as Liu describes books as dwellings of information, he describes book designers as creative directors responsible for the presentation of content, and as engineers that materialize the text.
Designing an Engine to Drive Social Innovation – Kevin Yang, Founder of 5% Design Action
Kevin Yang’s 5% Design Action advocates that designers, professionals, and stakeholders should jointly find solutions to the social challenges they face via “open innovation” strategies.
Seeking a Third Way: A New Thinking for the Future of the Culture and Creativity Field
During 2017 Creative Expo Taiwan, Associate Professor Ying-Chih Deng, who currently lectures at the Institute of Sustainable Design and Urban Planning, Technical University of Berlin, proposed a new thinking for the culture and creativity field based on his experiences in sustainable urban planning. In this issue, we interviewed Deng, who shares with us his background, research, and work experience, and the ideas behind his proposal.
Try to Be Part of the Dialog, There Is No Need to Define Oneself Too Early: Creative Expo Taiwan 2017
In recent years, the question most often encountered by people in creative industries is how to make life better. In the process of this cultural construction, however, it may be possible that we have defined ourselves too quickly. The following is an interview with Wang Yao-Pang, a curator for the Creative Expo Taiwan 2017.
In Both Concept and Execution, Aaron Nieh Subverts Notions of Design
The desire for something new was clear, but where to begin? Nieh believes any genuine change in poster design requires a focus on copywriting, because “while it may not be difficult to create a beautiful design, without well-written copy it is nothing more than just a pretty advertisement.” To come up with something completely new and refreshing, Nieh decided to depart from traditional norms of copywriting and forge a path to a new approach.