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

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!

Asus International Design Internship Program

Posted on Sep 8, 2005 in Education

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!

Asus Desktop Server wins a Good Design Award

Posted on Jul 27, 2005 in Awards, Industrial Design

A Taiwan Good Design Award for the Asus Desktop Server, woohoo!

Asus S-presso wins the Good Design Award, Taiwan

Posted on Jul 5, 2005 in Awards, Industrial Design

The S-presso desktop PC wins a Good Design Award in Taiwan.

Sabbatical in China

Posted on Jun 30, 2005 in Career, Travel

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!

Asus Desktop Server wins the Taiwan Excellence Award

Posted on Feb 28, 2005 in Awards, Industrial Design

The Asus Desktop Server is awarded with Taiwan’s mark of Excellence.