2016 International Design Conference College of Design, Shih Chien University
2016 實踐大學 設計學院 國際設計學術與創作研討會
● 研討會投稿系統連結/ Submission System Link：https://goo.gl/GRd7oA
● 2016投稿系統說明/ Introduction of Submission System (EasyChair)：EasyChair 投稿系統使用指引
● 研討會論文格式/ Format of Conference Paper：研討會論文格式
主題：Mediating Future 媒和未來
World-renowned Japanese designer Kawasaki Kazoo once said that designer is the only one in an enterprise who can speak for the future users before a product is given birth. The role of today’s designers has gone beyond problem-solvers, but also a navigator who brings future to the present by connecting technologies with humanity.
Human society is facing unprecedented crises but also opportunities. The shadows of depression, the spreading terrorist threats, and the global environmental collapse are just partial facets of our challenges. New inventions like Uber, Alpha Go, and drones entail not only fresh excitement but also ethical confusion and even fears to uncertainties. Design can no longer continue its traditional forward-looking stand as if anything new is always better. It also needs to examine backward from the future to our present time to prevent civilization from ethical derailments.
It’s time for design to learn to be a mediator by translating back-and-forth between now and the future, by deepening dialogues between future design and sustainable society, and by measuring the success of design with more profound human values. Design was born on the move by nature. It’s only truer now that design must become better a movement for the healthier breakthrough of industry and a brighter future for humankind.
當前人類社會正面臨史無前例的危機與機會，除了經濟大蕭條的陰影籠罩，恐怖主義的幽魂不散，連Pokemon Go, Uber, Alpha Go, Drone這些新生事物都不僅帶來興奮，同時困惑甚至未知恐懼也伴隨而至。設計不再能一意樂觀地從當前的新科技催生未來，更要從未來那端回頭盯緊現在，避免科技偏離倫理。
工業產品設計 (Industiral Design)
服裝設計 (Fashion Design)
建築設計 (Architecture Design)
媒體傳達設計 (Communications Design)
時間：2016年12月9日（五）9:00 am – 6:00 pm/ Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, 9th December, 2016
專題演講（一）/ Keynote Speech （I）
演講人 / Speaker / Prof. Dr. Michael Erlhoff
講題 / Topic / DESIGN FOR THE BLURRED FUTURE – on complexity, contradictions and fluidity
Michael Erlhoff was the founding dean of the Köln International School of Design (KISD), where he was also professor of design theory and design history. He was the dean of the department of cultural studies at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the German Design Council. A curator of numerous art and design exhibitions and a board member of documenta 8 , he has also written and edited many books on design, art and culture-related themes. He is a member of the German Association for Design Theory and Research, of the international Gender Design Network and of AICA. He regularly gives guest lectures and conducts workshops at international universities and he is a frequent member of national and international design juries. In 2016, he was made an honorary professor at the Braunschweig University of Art. He resides in Cologne, Germany.
專題演講（二）/ Keynote Speech （II）
演講人 / Speaker / 劉小康 / Freeman Lau Siu Hong
講題 / Topic / 椅子戲
Born in Hong Kong in 1958, Freeman Lau studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic, now the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which is highly reputed for design. He started his career at SS Design & Production and later joined Kan Tai-keung Design & Associates Ltd. The company was renamed Kan & Lau Design Consultants in 1996, and he has the partner of the new company since then. In 2013, Mr. Ko Siu Hong was promoted to be one of the partners and the name of the company was changed to KL&K Creative Strategics.
Freeman is currently the Vice Chairman for the Design Alliance Asia (tDA Asia), a Director of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA), and Founder at leading firm – KL&K Design. Since 1984, Freeman has won over 300 design awards, his design profession is developed in several fields including graphic design, commercial products, and brand promotion, where many of his public art and sculpture design are held in leading international museums and private collections. His ongoing chair design series, “Chairplay” has also been exhibited around the world, including Beijing, Japan and Taipei.
In 2001, Freeman was invited to participate in Poster Design Competition of Beijing’s Bid for the 2008 Olympic Games. His poster was awarded “First Prize” and selected as official promotional material; recently, his posters – “Fancy of Ink”, “Symbiosis” and “Pureland” were also exhibited in “Shenzhen International Poster Festival” (2015). He is the designer behind the world-renowned Watson’s Water Bottle, which was awarded the “International ‘Bottlewaterworld’ Design Award” (2004). His most recent design achievements include “The Best Asian Designer” at the 2014 Asian Designers’ Invitational Exhibition in Korea (2014), “Design for Asia Awards” Grand Award (2015), and “iF Design Award” (2016).