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About Me

Education

  • Dip Des, Mingchi Institute of Technology, Taiwan (87)
  • MA (Industrial Design), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (94) 
  • PhD (Industrial Design), University of Central England in Birmingham, UK (99) 
Membership on institutional, national or international scientific advisory boards
  • Advisor – Future of Taiwanese Design Industry: the 5-year Plan, Taiwan Design Center (06).
  • Member, Design Research Society, UK (06- date)
  • Secretary, Chinese Design Institute (01-02)
  • Board Member, China Industrial Designers Association (01-02)
  • Members of Representatives – 2001 SEOUL Industrial Designers’ Declaration (01)
  • Member, Chinese Design Institute (99-date)
  • Member, the European Academy of Design (94-95)
  • Member, China Industrial Designers Association (91-date)

Membership of editorial boards; conference committees

Editorial Boards

  • Guest Editor – Special issue: "Transformations in Industrial Design: Emerging Trends, Approaches and Challenges”, International Journal of Product Development (IJPD). (ISSN: 1477-9056) Inderscience Publishers  (International Refereed Journal) (07 -date)
  • Guest Editor – Special issue: Design Innovation, Innovation Magazine, March 2007. (06)

Conference committees

  • Member – Organizing Committee of "International Digital Design Congress 2009 (IDDCo 2009)"
  • Member – Advisory Committee, 2009 Global Chinese Industrial Design Conference (09)
  • Member – ICSID Congress: Program & Exhibition Subcommittee. International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (08-date).
  • Member – Organizing Committee of "Activities, Access, and Aging" conference, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (05)

Service as a reviewer

International Journal:

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer –   International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN: 1660-4601),  (International Refereed Journal) (09 -date)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer –  International Journal of Vehicle Design (ISSN: 0143-3369),  ranking in 2005 ISI Journal Citation Reports: 17/23; Impact Factor 2008: 0.389) (09-date)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer – Journal ILUM Desain (Indonesian Journal for the Science of Design) (ISSN: 1907-5170), (International Refereed Journal) (08-date)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer – International Journal of Design (ISSN: 1991-3761), (International Refereed Journal) (08 -date)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer – Advanced Engineering Informatics (ISSN: 1474-0346), Elsevier, (An International Journal of Research in Urban and Regional Studies, ranking in 2005 ISI Journal Citation Reports: 3/28; Impact Factor 2007: 1.172) (08-date)

Conference

  • Reviewer – i-USEr 2010 (THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON USER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2010)
  • Reviewer – ISPE CE 2010 (17th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering)
  • REviewer – International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2010 (KEER 2010)
  • Reviewer – 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion (DE 2010)
  • Reviewer – 2010 Design Research Society (DRS) international conference: Design & Complexity (DRS conference, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.
  • Reviewer – International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR 2009): Rigor and Relevance in Design (IDSDR Conference, Seoul, Republic of Korea 2009).
  • Reviewer – DRS 08: Undisciplined! (DRS Conference, Sheffield, UK, July 2008)
  • Jury – 2007 International Association of Societies of Design Research – IASDR 2007.
  • Jury – 2005 International Design Congress: IASDR 2005.
  • Jury – 2002 CDI (Chinese Design Institute) Conference  

Design Competition:

  • Jury – NUS - World Future Fundation Gift Design Competition (First Run) (2010)
  • Jury – WTP-NUS Yong Designers Competition 2010 (First Run)
  • Jury – International Polygon Bike Design Competition 2008
  • Judge – Best Exhibit Award, International Furniture Fair Singapore 2008.
  • Member of Eminent Judging Panel – Assembly Bag Design Competition, DesignSingapore Council.
  • Jury – AnJi Design Award 2007, Anji City Council. http://www.anji-award.org/index_en.html
  • Judge – Best Stand Award, International Furniture Fair Singapore 2006.
  • Judge – Wine Carton Competition, Organized by NUS and sponsored by BORDEAUX BLISS.
  • Judge – Best Stand Award, International Furniture Fair Singapore 2005.
  • Voting Guest Juror – BraunPrize Forum for the 13th BraunPrize, 6 September, 2001 

Appointment as external assessor; membership on visiting committees

  • External Examiner, Diploma in Experience and Product Design, Singaproe Polytechnic (10-12)
  • Member of CI WSQ (Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualification) Workgroup, Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). (09-10)
  • Reviewer, Dutch IOP programme on Integral Product Creation and Realisation (IPCR), Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (09)
  • External Curriculum Consultant, Department of Industrial Design, Mingchi University of Technology, Taiwan (08)
  • Member of the Validation Panel Phase 2 – Diploma in Experience Design (Interaction and Product), Singapore Polytechnic (08)
  • Member of Visiting Committees: Self-Evaluation for the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Exercise, the Department of Industrial Design, Chang Gung University (08)
  • Member of the Validation Panel Phase 2 – Diploma in Experience Design (Interaction and Product), Singapore Polytechnic (07)
  • External Reviewer – P & T Lecturer to Associate Professor, Yuan Ze University (01)
  • Member – Committee of Teaching Material , ‘The Improvement Scheme for Product Design Ability in Taiwan 2001’ – funded by China Industrial Designers Association and Design Promotion Center Taiwan (01-02)

Invited presentations at scholarly meetings/workshops

  • Visiting Speaker – 2009 Global Chinese Industrial Design Conference (ADNC 2008).
  • Panellist – "Design Power in Asia I: Design power from an Asian point of view", Asia Design Network Conference 2008 (ADNC 2008).
  • Speaker – “Designing Experience” – Forum on Industrial Design and Creativity, Ningbo Week – Singapore (08)
  • .Speaker – “Designing Experience” – a staff development seminar at Mingchi University of Technology, Taiwan. (08)
  • Workshop Leader – Product Identity, for Zhe Jiang University, China (07)
  • Workshop Leader – Design thinking tools workshop 2007: Story Telling for Design Thinking, Training & Development Division, MOE (07)
  • Workshop Leader – Design for Storytelling, Zhe Jiang University, China (06).
  • Workshop Leader – Design for Welfare, for Chang Gung University, Taiwan (06).
  • Guest Speaker – DesignSingapore Council Design Pioneer Program, Ministry of Information, Communication and Arts, Singapore (05)
  • Speaker – Global Chinese Industrial Design Conference 2005
  • Workshop Leader – Design Language Workshop, for Zhe Jiang University, China (05).
  • Workshop Leader – Case teaching in ID education, for Chang Gung University, Taiwan (05).
  • Workshop Leader – Design Appreciation Workshop, for Design Technology Institute, NUS/TUE (04)
  • Workshop Leader – Universal Design Workshop, for National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan (04)
  • Workshop Leader – Seminar on teaching and practicing on ‘Culture • Creativity • Welfare and Culture • Creativity • Welfare Design Workshop, Chang Gung University, Taiwan (04)
  • Workshop Coordinator – ‘Design Appreciation Workshop’ for Design Technology Institute, Singapore. (04)
  • Speaker – ‘Design Success’, Workshop for Design Technology Institute, Singapore (03).
  • Chairman, Chang Gung Management College Forum – “Industrial Design and Human Factors”, 12 November 02, Tao Yuan, Taiwan: Chang Gung University. (02)
  • Speaker – ‘Research and Practice in Design’, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (02).
  • Invited Speaker, ICSID Congress Parallel Session – ‘Toward a New Design Horizon: ‘Pluralistic’ Dimensions of Design Studies – A Look at the Transposition of Patient-Centred Care Principles into the Design of Medical Equipment’ (01)
  • Panelist – 5th Asian Design Conference Special Session: Panel discussion “Research and Practice in Design (01).  Speaker – ‘By Accident or by Design’, Workshop for Promoting Ergonomics in Taiwan, Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (01).
  • Speaker – ‘How to Use Industrial Design to Improve a Company’s Image and Product Value’ – a staff development seminar at TECO Electric & Machinery Co. Ltd. Taiwan (01) 

 

 Last update: March 12, 2009