Inspired by findings during my trip in Japan and the Electrolux Design Lab I am currently initiating and planning an Asus International Design Internship Program, that will bring several international design students or recent graduates to Taipei City for a six month period, during which they will work with the Asus Design Team.
Asus’s main goals for this internship program are:
- to give back to the design community by helping to train young designers.
- to get a fresh view and bold ideas from a new generation of designers.
I am proud to announce that I have gotten the go-ahead from Asus’s VP, that we have secured the necessary budget and resources, and that I have now begun more detailed planning and recruiting efforts.
This is going to be good… stay tuned!
After four years on the little island in the South China Sea, I have been taking the past two months off – unpaid, I might add – in order to improve my Mandarin Chinese a bit and also to explore China.
I traveled from Shanghai to Hangzhou and Suzhou, then spent two weeks in and around Beijing and had a brief stopover in Macao before returning to Taipei and resuming my work at Asus.
The trip has been absolutely terrific and I had organized Chinese lessons for myself in every city, so that I continuously met fellow students and travelers and had the greatest time!