Organized by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, executed by Asia University, 2018 Taiwan International Student Design Competition (TISDC) is entering its 11th year since 2008. On March 9th , the executive team invited professors and teachers in Taiwan to join the TISDC professional meeting. The theme of 2018 TISDC is “Breakthrough and Innovation”. There are four categories: Product Design, Visual Design, Digital Animation and Service Design. This year, TISDC is looking to collaborate with 21 well-known international design associations in order to exchange great ideas locally and internationally.
The attended representatives are as follows: Associate Dean- Prof. Fang-Suey Lin, College of Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Prof. Chih-Fu, Wu, Dean of College of Design, Tatung University, Prof. Wu, Dean of Design College, Hsing Wu University; Prof. Chi-Tung Hung, Dean of Design College, Ming Chuan University, Prof. Jue-Wu Haw, Department of Multimedia Design, National Formosa University, Prof. Kuo-Li Huang Ph.D., College of Digital Design, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Prof. Chang, Graduate School and Department of Visual Communication Design, Shu-Te University, Prof. Chance Chang, Department of Visual Communication and Design, China University of Technology, Prof. Jieh-Cheng Kuo, Department of Industrial Design, DaYeh University, Prof. Lucy Chang, Department of Visual Communication Design, Prof. Tien-Chieh Chang, Department of Visual Communication Design, Asia University,Ling Tung University, Prof. Hsiao Wei Fang, Arts and Crafts Department, Tung Fang Design University, Prof. Lai, Department of Modern Living and Creative Design, Cheng Shiu University, Prof. Chen, Office of Student Intern and Guidance, Fu-Hsin Trade & Arts School, Prof. Chuang, Department of Visual Communication Design, Chaoyang University of Technology, Prof. Lin, Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science, Prof. Shou Chung-Yu, Department Cultural Creativity and Design, Nan Kai University of Technology, Prof. Wei-Yu Lin, Department of Visual Design, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Prof. Chen, Department of Digital Media Design, Tungnan University, Jasmine Yang, Associate Project Manager, iSee Taiwan Foundation, and Alice Chen, Project Representative, iSee Taiwan Foundation.
With participants from global students, TISDC brings new design energy to Taiwan, as well as to the world. Director Apex Lin encourages more and more worldwide students to participate in this competition. In 2017, there were up to 18,000 registered works participated by total 71 countries. The indicator shows that Taiwan International Student Design Competition is now one of the biggest student design competitions in the world.
As the New Southbound Policy going since 2017, the executive team of Taiwan International Student Design Competition expanded its international promotion journey to Southeast Asia to encourage art students to participate in the contest. Moreover, it is expected that the “New Southbound Design Creative Talent Project” will be held this year. Through workshops and lectures which would be conducted in Southeast Asia, the outstanding design talents of Taiwan will reach the global stage, and a mutual exchange platform will be established. The service design category is new for the competition this year, and the definition of service design was well explained in the meeting, so that innovative and creative thinking could be accomplished in the competition.
Thanks to the discussion of Taiwanese professionals, we look forward to recruiting more works this year and creating a new milestone for 2018 TISDC.
Caption: Executive Team and Representatives
Caption: Project Director Apex Lin Brifing
Caption: Associate Project Director Miira Li
Caption: Representatives giving advise- Prof. Chih-Fu, Wu Dean of College of Design, Tatung University
Caption: Representatives giving advise- Prof. Lin, Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science