Monday, June 9, 2008

This year’s COMPUTEX Taipei showcased vast ICT products and innovative designs. According to the Taiwan Design Center (TDC), Taiwan positioned a stable place in industrial and students’ designs after winning several international design awards including G-mark, Red Dot, and iF.

To promote the design of Taiwan into the world, not only pavilions from the Taiwan Excellence Gold & Silver Awards, d & i Award of COMPUTEX, Best Choice of COMPUTEX, and Taiwan Design Innovation Pavilion, the TDC & Taiwan External Trade Development Council also held the “Design Think Forum” to examine and forecast the design industry in Taiwan on the 2nd Day of COMPUTEX (June 4).

Transformations from strategic innovation and organization design will be the critical elements for an enterprise who wanted to be grown up and competitive in the world. The growth of an industry is built with not only the basic infrastructure of hardware and economy but also some key elements including design, traditional culture, and creativity.

In the “TAITRA ICT 5-Stars Press Conference”, Walter Yeh, Vice President of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, talked to Wikinews Journalist Rico Shen about “Design”, he said:

We [the TAITRA] did a good attempt on ‘iF Design Award Pavilion’ at 2007 TAITRONICS (a.k.a Taipei International Electronics Show) and it [the pavilion] was highly respected by several industries not only the design [industry]. This year, we’ll still promote this pavilion to market the design of Taiwan into the world. In addition, we invited several world-class juries from vast fields to keep several innovation awards more fair and professional in every Taipei Trade Shows.

Besides of the “iF Design Award Pavilion” at TAITRONICS 2008, the 2008 2nd Taiwan International Culture and Creative Industries Exhibition (a.k.a Creative Taiwan), which will be showcased at Taipei World Trade Center on October 23 – 26, will be a critical trade show for cultural, design, and creative industries. As a result, the growth of design industry will pulse the future of the other industries including the ICT.