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Taipei International Design Award Reaches out to College Students

Speakers at the Design/Adaptability Campus SeminarThe Department of Economic Development (DOED) organized the the 2020 Taipei International Design Award’s Design/Adaptability Campus Seminar at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) on November 3.
The organizers invited designers from different background and disciplines to share their firsthand experiences in the area of design. Senior Specialist Chuang Mei-hung of DOED remarked that in addition to offering incentives for designers to submit great works, the Taipei International Design Award also benefits students by bringing them closer to international design trends. The award highlights the spirit of “designing for a city that is constantly evolving”, hoping to apply design to improve Taipei’s economy, social groups, environment, and cultural development.
According to DOED, this year marks the 13th anniversary of Taipei International Design Award. The award is also certified by the Word Design Organization (WDO), the International Council of Design (ico-D), and the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI). It has received 5,508 entries from across 72 countries – with international works comprising nearly 70-percent of all submissions. The theme of the 2020 edition is “Design for Adaptive City.”
For the seminar, the organizers invited Founder Kris Verstockt of CRE8 Design to share his thoughts on how a new school of design evolve from the new way of life in the shadows of the pandemic. Designer Albert Chen from InDare Design talked about cross-discipline design communications in the era of the Cloud, while the founders of Matinal Design Huang I-chen and Kuan Pei-hsuan discussed their experience in starting a business and the evolution of their design concepts.
The winners of the 2020 Taipei International Design Award were announced on October 23. For more information, please visit the official website of the competition , or the Chinese website of DOED or its Chinese fan page on Facebook.