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Research Grants

  • Principal Investigator (PI), “The Development of an Assistive Walker for Children with Cerebral Palsy or Spina Bifida: LeapFrog”, a research project, funded by Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 and NUS (SGD 89000). (10-date)
  • Principal Investigator (PI), “Applying the female-focused acceptance model (FAM) to develop a healthcare information system for aging women”, a research project, funded by Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 and NUS (SGD 250,000). (09-date)
  • Principle Investigator, “The application of Female-Client Centred Care (FCC) methodology to the development of a mobile health communication unit for women”, a research project (SGD$89,900 ) funded by National University of Singapore (R29500055112) (06 – 09)
  • Principle Investigator, “Comparative study of visual perceptions between real world product and 3D simulation”, – a research project (SGD$90,000) funded by National University of Singapore (R-295-000-048-112). (05 – 06)
  • Research Collaborator, “The effectiveness of Western teaching methods in an Asian Environment”, – a research project conducted by Dr. Massimilano Tani from Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales.  The study covered more than 00 students from Singapore (National University of Singapore) and Australia (University of New South Wales).  I am in charge of the study of the ID (industrial design) discipline.  (05 – 06)
  • Sub-Project Co-Principle Investigator, “The Application of Ergonomic in Healthcare Facilities”, under the research project “Development and Evaluation of Integrated Practical Courses on Ergonomics” – a research project funded by National Science Council, Taiwan. Available: http://www.iem.mit.edu.tw/~humanfactors/index.htm (published in Chinese) (from 07 02-08 04 acting as Collaborator). (02 – 04)
  • Sub– Project Principle Investigator, “Cases Design for the Application of Design Management to Consumer Product Design”, under the research project “Cases Design and Instruction Methodology for Current Management Education” – a research project funded under the Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities by Ministry of Education, Taiwan. Carried out in a duration of 4 years, the NTS 15 million (approx 450K US$) project aims to improve the application of ‘case methods to in research and lecturing in different aspects of management fields.  Available: http://eb-scm.cgu.edu.tw/cme/ (published in Chinese). (from 07 02-08 04 acting as Collaborator) (01 – 04)
  • Sub-Project Co-Principle Investigator, “Cases Design for the Application of Design Management to Medical Equipment Design”, under the research project “Cases Design and Instruction Methodology for Current Management Education. Available: http://eb-scm.cgu.edu.tw/cme/  (from 07 02-08 04 acts as a Collaborator). (01 – 04)
  • Co-Principle Investigator, “The Establishment of a 3D Whole Body Anthropometric Data Bank and Data Base Management System with Applications” – a project funded by National Science Council, Taiwan.  Carried out in a duration of 3 years, the NTS 20 million (approx 600K US$) project aims to establish a Taiwanese 3D anthropometric data bank along with a Data Base Management System for industrial and research applications.  Available: http://3d.cgu.edu.tw/DesktopDefault.aspx  (from 07 02-08 04 acting as Collaborator) (01 – 04)
  • Co-Principle Investigator, “A Study on the Visual Recognition with Reference to the Features of Shape” – a project funded by National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC90-2218-E-182-005).   (01 – 02)
  • Principle Investigator, “A Study of User-Centered Design on Living Environments within a Welfare Facility for the Elderly” – a project funded by National Science Council, Taiwan(NSC89-2213-E-182-038). (00-02)
  • Principle Investigator, “Testing and Evaluation of Assistive Walker for Cerebral Palsy Children” – a project funded by National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC89-2213-E-182-029). (00-01)
  • Co-Principle Investigator, “The Influence of Cultural Form Characteristic in Relation to Operational Cognition” – a project funded by National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 89-2213-E-182-032). (00-01)
  • Co-Principle Investigator, “Human Engineering, Man-Machine Interface Design and FEM Analysis for Standing Wheelchair” – a project funded by Han Shan Company. (00-01)
  • Co-Principle Investigator, “The Application of Anthropometric Database and User Needs to Welfare Design – a project funded by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. (99-01)

Research awards or prizes or other recognition

  • East Asian Collaborative Design Travel Funds (attendance: Xue Lishan, MAID student). (06)
  • Inclusion in ‘WHO'S WHO in Design2003’, selected by ASSD (Asian Society for the Science of Design), JIDA and JIDPO and published by 6th ADC Organizing Committee. (03)
  • Excellent Research Award 2001, National Science Council, Taiwan (01)
Invited presentations at scholarly meetings/workshops
  • Panelist – "Design Power in Asia I: Design power from an Asian point of view", Asia Design Network Conference 2008 (ADNC 2008) (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, for 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 (05)
  •  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)
  • Speaker – ‘Design Methods and Product Creativity’ – a staff development seminar at GLOBAL VIEW CO LTD, Taiwan. (00)
  • Speaker – a visiting lecture programme on ‘Hospital Design’ course, National Nursing College. (99)
  • Speaker – a visiting lecture programme on ‘Design Research’ course, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. (99)

 

 Last update: February 19, 2011