Asus Rack Server wins Taiwan Excellence Award

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 in Awards, Industrial Design

A rack server that I designed as a part of the Asus Server family has won the Taiwan Excellence Award 2006!

Asus WL 700 wins a Taiwan Excellence Award

Posted on Feb 25, 2006 in Awards, Industrial Design

A Taiwan Excellence Award for Asus’s WL 700 wireless storage router.

Tour d’Europe, 2006 Edition

Posted on Feb 20, 2006 in Research, Speaking, Trade Shows

I have been on another press tour through Europe with our marketing team over the past week, introducing new products in a handful of different cities. Starting out with a visit to 3GSM in Barcelona, I traveled to Lisbon, Paris, London, and had one last event in Amsterdam before returning to Taipei.

This was quite the exciting trip, but considering an overall duration of just seven days, it is needless to say that I returned home, more worn out than after last year’s press tour.

Introducing: The Asus Design Lab

Posted on Feb 12, 2006 in Education

A few months ago, I was pretty excited to speak about the Asus International Design Internship Program that I had conjured up…

A lot has happened since then – I drafted the program’s outline, identified the types of team members that we wanted to bring on board, drafted the Coroflot job posting and evaluated over 140 applications for the three positions that we were trying to fill.

I also made arrangements for compensation, benefits, travel and housing during our interns’ stay with Asus. AIESEC proved to be an invaluable partner, especially when it came to acquiring six-month-student-visas…

And two weeks ago, Paxton Chou, Andres Oyaga-Loewy, and Tom Risser arrived at Asus Design and began working on a few products targeted for mass-manufacturing, and a design study.

Last but not least, I also gave my project a name: The Asus Design Lab… and I am so looking forward to seeing how this thing is going to shape up!

The Daily Telegraph: The Ultimate In Geek Chic

Posted on Jan 16, 2006 in Media

In a recently published article in the “The Daily Telegraph”, I talk about how Asus’s latest products fit into the our geeky future…

The Daily Telegraph: The Ultimate In Geek Chic

I’m in Seoul, Man!

Posted on Jan 16, 2006 in Research, Trends

After a business trip to Korea, I have a weekend to explore the gigantic city that is Seoul and – being a German living in Taiwan – find it fascinating how everything here feels familiar and strange at the same time…

Trade Shows in Europe

Posted on Nov 18, 2005 in Conferences, Research, Trade Shows, Trends

I visited the Material Vision trade show in Frankfurt and the Futuredesigndays conference in Stockholm in order to conduct some material and trend research, before stopping over at one of our design partners in Finland.

Corriere Della Sera

Posted on Oct 5, 2005 in Media

The article “Il Computer Della Ferrari? È Disegnato A Taipei.” has been published in “Corriere Della Sera”. It talks a bit about my work in the Asus Design Team.

Corriere Della Sera – Il Computer Della Ferrari? È Disegnato A Taipei.

Asus Design Team Photo

Posted on Sep 28, 2005 in Career

Our Asus Design team has now officially grown to 40+ industrial designers, visual designers and researchers – most of them are in the above photo, which is going to be one for the ages!