Introduction to Laboratory Workshops

感性與互動設計實驗室

SENSORY AND INTERACTIVE DESIGN LAB

Advisor: Kuen-Meau Chen

Research direction: The development goal of this research is based on the user’s human needs, which includes both product sensitivity and product interaction issues, as well as extended issues such as manufacturing, color, material, brand design, lifestyle, product recognition strategy and business model research.

設計與性別、文化實驗室

DESIGN AND GENDER, CULTURE LAB

Advisor: Ming-Ying Yang

Research direction: In response to the government’s policy of promoting gender mainstreaming and cultural and creative industries, the laboratory will lead the students of the department’s undergraduate and graduate departments to engage in design research and creation related to gender and culture. The lab will actively collaborate with local traditional craft industries and communities to enhance their cultural merchandise design content. To fulfill the social responsibility of designers by serving society through their design expertise. To shift the focus from product to user, from object to context, from form and function to a broader sense of meaning.

  1. To nurture female industrial design talents and counsel them on their career development.
  2. To actively participate in international professional organizations and seminars.
  3. To lead students to read relevant literature in the fields of design and gender, design and culture.
  4. To invite relevant scholars and experts to give lectures to the students.

品牌與智權實驗室

BRANDING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAB

Advisor: Chang, Chien-Cheng

Research direction: The purpose of this laboratory is to provide a platform for exchange with local micro-industries, with the aim of providing education and training for industrial innovation and design, intellectual property rights search and application counseling, as well as research and development related to product design.

3D自造與情感介面實驗室

3D AUTONOMY AND EMOTIONAL INTERFACES LAB

Advisor: Yu-Min Fang 

Research direction: The laboratory is equipped with a 3D printer, which is an implementation of the two corresponding concepts of manufacturing and design. The manufacturing (hardware) section includes a 3D printing lab, which is linked to teaching courses such as model making, computer-aided industrial design, and advanced computer-aided industrial design; the design (software) section not only includes basic and advanced computer-aided industrial design, but also corresponds to user interface design and two graduation courses, in which we hope to introduce the concept of self-making and turn creativity into interactive prototypes.

1. 3D digital laboratory improvements based on the design school’s practice plant, expand the space to include 3D digital design and printing, and application software interface design.

2. Training of teaching assistants and management personnel and establishment of systems.

1) Train students from the School of Electrical Engineering and Design to be teaching assistants and provide on-site guidance to all students on 3D model printing.

2) To cooperate with student self-management and establish a sustainable self-management mechanism. For example, work assignments, class cleaning area maintenance and adoption. The documentation includes hardware improvement record sheet, student self-management rules and organization, implementation record, and work record sheet. The documents formed include hardware improvement record sheet, student self-governance policy and organization, implementation record, work record sheet, etc.

3. Regular curriculum design and seminar activities

1) Conduct technical workshops to train students to use tools to make models and visualize innovative concepts.

2) In response to the “self-made concept”, two major projects, “Computer Aided Design” and “Interactive Electronic Control Design”, are formed, and the academy symposiums are held, resulting in the following course designs.

Computer Aided Design: Combining two courses, “Computer Aided Industrial Design” and “Advanced Computer Aided Industrial Design”, for course implementation, and holding the seminar “3D Printing Technology Settings and Applications” to discuss the settings and applications of 3D printing technology.

The Interactive Electronic Control Design: Combine the cross-discipline and “Interactive Interface Design” courses, introduce FWIDE self-made module teaching tools + Google Blockly (FlagO! Master Control Module), and hold the seminar “Self-made Trend and Implementation Seminar”.

金工實驗室

METALWORKING LABORATORY

Advisor: Hsiu-Jye Chiang

Research direction: This laboratory is a practical factory, mainly used for related courses, as well as metalworking and related materials for the research and creation of craft products. The courses linked to this laboratory include factory practice, model making, basic metalworking, metalworking design, integrated material application, material integration application, ornament design, project making, and graduation project. In addition, we also provide students with pre-working space before participating in related exhibitions, and technical support and consultation for graduates to start up their own business or work. In addition, it also actively incorporates local craft materials and skills into the curriculum to enhance the diversity and innovation of craft products.

  1. Cultivate metalworking and related craft design talents.
  2. Actively participate in related exhibitions and entrepreneurship planning.

行履工坊實驗室

WALKING FOOT WORKSHOP LABORATORY

Advisor: Shih-hung Cheng

Research direction: The establishment of this department was the result of the Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)’s response to the country’s trade liberalization policy, which aimed to upgrade the technological capacity of domestic production in order to adapt to the impact of the industry, and to provide guidance on the maintenance of traditional industries .Since 2018, the department has rebuilt the shoe pattern design laboratory and established the Footwear Workshop as an innovative teaching field, aiming to integrate the footwear industry with the automotive industry in order to integrate the tradition of footwear pattern design in this department with the local automotive industry in the university. In 2018, the workshop was selected as the highlight of the year by the Ministry of Education, and has continued to support innovative teaching and practice for cross-domain integration. The workshop is equipped with the tools and equipment necessary for transportation design, as well as industrial sewing machines and lightweight sewing machines for the footwear industry.

  1. To nurture footwear and vehicle design talents and counsel them on their career development. This includes holding special seminars and establishing an online community (facebook) to provide information on related designs.
  2. Actively cooperate with footwear manufacturers and automobile manufacturers to teach and collaborate on related professional design projects.