New Office Space

Posted on Dec 6, 2004 in Career

We have just moved into our new office space… and it is awesome! And as for team members, we have crossed the 30-designers-mark and the new space is filled with energy!

On Videoland TV

Posted on Aug 8, 2004 in Media

Have you ever been to Asia? And if so, did you ever watch TV there? Those noisy, neon-lit variety shows, enhanced by subtitles, picture-in-picture overlays and several other areas that are filled with brightly-colored characters…?

Well, I just happened to play a little part in one of these shows. Videoland TV – a local Taiwanese TV station dedicated a few minutes to talk about one of “my babies”: the Asus S-presso desktop computer. The product has been introduced to the market and caused quite a stir, so the product manager and I were invited to speak a little bit about the design philosophy and inspiration behind it… let’s see if you can bear the 16.7 million neon colors in the above video…

Asus TekTrend

Posted on Jun 14, 2004 in Conferences, Speaking


As part of our activities during the Computex trade show, Asus hosts “TekTrend” – a series of seminars that offer personal interaction and a close look at some of our new products and developments. Next to our CEO Jonney Shih and some Vice Presidents, I am speaking in front of more than 250 customers and distributors of Asus about the status quo and future roadmap of Asus Design.

Asus Design Growth

Posted on May 29, 2004 in Career

The Asus Design team has been steadily growing and we now have a group of 25 designers… up from just six when I arrived! With it comes more responsibility for me (I have just been promoted into a Design Manager position) and lots of team-building events… 😉

Also, there are a few more Europeans at Asus Design now!

Cheers Magazine

Posted on Apr 26, 2004 in Media


An article on “Asus Design” is published in the Taiwanese “Cheers” magazine.

Cheers – Asus Design

My Commute

Posted on Sep 3, 2003 in Career, Travel

Well, this is not a really design-related entry per se, but for the past few months I have been enjoying my bicycle commute quite a bit and thought I’d share some impressions of it here. Check out the above time-lapse video that I composed from a few dozen of shots, taken with my tiny Canon Ixus, that I had duct-taped to my bike’s handle-bar.
My commute’s a mere 5km from my home on Min Zu Road in Zhu Wei(竹圍,民族路)to the office on Li Te Road in Bei Tou(北投,立德路)but I am taking a small back road that takes me up on a hill and through Taipei’s Fine Arts University(台北藝術大學)which offers great views over the Taipei Basin…
Considering that it’s close to 30ºC at 7:30am these days, a shower is definitely necessary after arriving in the office, but the ride is a great way to start the day and helps to focus on the big picture!

Asus T2 wins a Good Design Award

Posted on Aug 6, 2003 in Awards, Industrial Design


My first mass-produced product for Asus is not only selling well, the Asus T2 desktop computer has also won a Good Design Award Taiwan!

Outing

Posted on May 30, 2003 in Career

The entire department has an outing in Miao Li and for sure there’s lots of barbequeing, eating, drinking and chatting… but apart from that, we also manage to get some work done and plan for the year ahead with our small, but fast-growing, team!