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TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 Taiwan International Student Design Competition (TISDC) was organized and promoted by the Ministry of Education's Youth Development Administration (YDA) and sponsored by the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation and the iSee Taiwan Foundation. The four major categories in the 2016 competition attracted 14,864 entries from 69 countries and regions. The world-class panel of judges included 27 experts in design from 15 international organizations. Its scope of recruitment and evaluation criteria set the stage for the TISDC to become the top international design competition for students worldwide. In addition to the prizes for the entries in the four main categories, the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation, with its vision of " Nurture a warmhearted society of humanist devotion and innovative thinking " and its groundings in Education, Innovation, and Caring, directly financed the 2016 YDA's International Design Organization Award, which expanded the number of awards in this category to 15, with a total prize outlay to NT$1.5 million. An official statement by the Sayling Wen Foundation expressed that the foundation hopes to encourage young designers by integrating their creativity with the multifaceted perspectives of international design organizations. For its part, the iSee Taiwan Foundation, in continuing to use culture, tourism and innovation to promote Taiwan's unique character and charms, again sponsored the TISDC Brand Specific Awards. A total of 621 entries were received from students in Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore, India, Russia, Israel and elsewhere under this year's awards theme "The New Tableware Era - Taiwanese Cuisine & Cutlery Design". The award achieved its aim of helping students and the world experience the essence of Taiwanese culture. This year's TISDC brand-specific category prizes not only added a splash of excitement to the contest but also welcomed the world to partake in Taiwan's deep and vibrantly delicious food culture. The iSee Taiwan Foundation is committed to becoming an important window on Taiwan for the world. At this year's TISDC, the Foundation actively promoted Taiwanese food and culture through its sponsorship of the Brand Specific Category awards. The theme this year was "The New Tableware Era - Taiwanese Cuisine & Cutlery Design", with five 1st Prizes, five 2nd Prizes and eight 3rd Prizes. These five award winners used innovative and exquisitely executed designs in their tableware entries that highlighted Taiwan's food culture. All deeply impressed the judges and earned first prize recognitions. The entry "Hakka Pounded Tea" by students Ying-Chun Lin, Chiao-Chen Wang, Yu-Xuan Huang, and Yi-Chia Chen from Hsing Wu University of Science and Technology combines Hakka lei cha (hand-ground tea) and tableware design. The ingredients for the tea are poured into the container in an entertaining way before being ground into lei cha. The fun design helps capture and convey the beauty of Taiwan's Hakka culture to new generations. "Food-Time Travel" by students Wen-Cheng Tian, Yu-Wen Wang, Ying Cui, and Min Wei from Anyang Institute of Technology enhances the flavors of food over time by pairing 24 of Taiwan's best-known attractions with the traditional "24 seasonal segments" of Chinese tradition. "Rice Bowl of Mountain Scene" by students Po-Chun Chen, Yu-Fang Hung, and Po-Jui Wu uses Taiwan's world famous rice to depict Taiwan's Five Peaks in a sea of clouds. "Impression of Taiwan" by students Guang-HongYao, Bing-Cao Chao, and Meng-Juan Wang from Fuzhou University presents a set of utensils featuring Taiwan's scenery and cuisine for inspiration, reminding users of Taiwan's scenery while enjoying their meal. "Aromatic" by Ying-Chih Wang of Tatung University integrates images of Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake, Alishan's cloud sea, and Yangmingshan's flower season to accentuate the beauty of Taiwan's tourist attractions while users enjoy its exceptional cuisine. 2016 GTDF Strengthens Visitors' Impressions of Taiwan, Increases International Exchange, and Injects New Innovative Energy into Taiwan's Design Industry In order to fully promote the beauty of Taiwanese culture and to take advantage of having so many international designers in Taiwan, the iSee Taiwan Foundation held two tiers of events in conjunction with the 2016 Global Talent Design Festival(GTDF) in October and November. The culture & art heritage-focused International VIP Cultural Tour included visits to the Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Paper Dome, Chung Tai World Museum, and the National Taichung Theater in October and to the National Palace Museum, the Beitou Museum, and northern Taiwan hot springs in November.  The contemporary industrial design-focused Industrial Matching Tour included visits to the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute and the Chungyo Department Store in October and to the Taiwan design centers of Franz and Pegatron in November. Don Chen, CEO of the iSee Taiwan Foundation, noted that his foundation is expanding the level of cultural exchange from tertiary institutions to design industries and is looking forward to injecting new innovative energy into Taiwan's design community through industry-cooperation/synergy-related events and activities. Taiwan International Masters of Design Series Expands Design Vision of Students and Enhances Integration across Disciplines The vision of the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation is to "cultivate a humane, caring and innovative society" through the cultivation of exceptional talent and the encouragement of innovative thinking. Taking advantage of the presence of so many world-class jurors in Taiwan, the foundation invited all of TISDC's 11 international jurors to jointly host the Taiwan International Masters of Design Lecture Series on November 29th. The series included lectures by Good Design Australia CEO Brandon Gien (Designing a Better Future), International Poster Biennial (Mexico) founder Xavier Bermudez (Visual Design: A Tool for Social Issues), and INDEX: Design to Improve Life CEO for Communications Adam von Haffner (How to Enhance Your Life, Society and the World). Other lecturers in the series were presented by International Council of Design Vice President Antoine Abi Aad, Thailand Creative & Design Center Managing Director Apisit Laistrooglai, Design Business Chamber of Singapore Honorary Secretary Chee Su Eing, National Institute of Design Director Pradyumna Vyas, International Council of Design President Elect Zachary Haris Ong, and South African Bureau of the Standards Design Institute Senior Manager Polisa Magqibelo. German Design Council Vice Chairman Janine Wunde presented lectures at the lecture series' Tainan venue. The common objectives linking all of the lectures were to expand the design vision of students in Taiwan and to enhance cross-field integration through professional exchange. In addition to planning expert lectures, the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation has spared no effort in promoting new services and personnel training. In 2011, the foundation launched World Innovative Service Enabler (WISE), which has facilitated broad-based cooperation with Taiwan's education system. WISE develops and oversees six-month study tours that are designed to create new service industry talent that will be able to transform and upgrade Taiwan's service sector. Board Member & Acting Chief Executive of the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation Jeter Her stressed the importance of pre-career learning at the university level. Giving students opportunities to participate in professional training and enterprise implementation activities helps these students gain professional knowledge, which makes them more attractive to employers as proactive drivers of service-industry reform and innovation. Mr. Ted Wen, the incumbent Chairman of the foundation, has declared three core principles for the foundation: Education, Innovation, and Care. Pivoted around these core values is his vision to "Nurture a warmhearted society of humanist devotion and innovative thinking." Going forward, the four pillars of the foundation will be embedding the Chinese culture education in primary and secondary schools, enhancing career skills and teamwork mindset for vocational and college students, promoting lifelong learning in community and advocating service innovation to boost national competitiveness. While Taiwan is on its way toward a sophisticated "Service Economy", the foundation will also continue to devote every effort to promote the four pillars with the aim to breed new service talents, enhance Taiwan's national competitiveness, and play a key enabling role to Taiwan's transformation. The foundation was established by Sayling Wen in 2003. Ted Wen became the Chairman in 2008, and set the Foundation's vision as "becoming an essential portal for the world to see Taiwan" in the three core realms of culture, tourism, and innovation. The dual missions of iSee Taiwan Foundation are to successfully market Taiwan's unique character and heritage globally and to make the world as Taiwan's service market. The foundation focuses on exploring, integrating and promoting the culture and friendly nature of people and places throughout Taiwan, with the goal of creating more opportunities for Taiwan's service industry. The iSee Taiwan Foundation and the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation continue to support the TISDC in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. This year, their support has expanded to include the 2016 Global Talent Design Festival (GTDF). The festival offers a new and stimulating array of design-related activities, including: 1) The International Masters Joint University Forum, which will invite representatives from major design organizations worldwide to engage Taiwanese design students and faculty in topical, interactive discussions that spotlight and promote Taiwan's service-oriented strengths; 2) The International VIP Cultural Tour program, which will take visiting design professionals who are in Taiwan for the TISDC on in-depth, topical tours of Taiwan society and culture; and 3) The Industry Joint Reception, which will highlight Taiwan's innate elegance and beauty, which are inexhaustible sources of inspiration for the domestic design industry and the bedrock of ongoing efforts to showcase and promote Taiwan's design strengths to a global audience.


Huang W.-K.,Chung Cheng Institute of Technology | Chung K.-J.,Chung Cheng Institute of Technology | Liu Y.-M.,Chung Cheng Institute of Technology | Ger M.-D.,Chung Cheng Institute of Technology | And 2 more authors.
Vacuum | Year: 2015

Carbon nanomaterials were synthesized using a spray pyrolysis chemical vapor deposition system (SPCVD). By varying the reaction temperature or flow rate of the carbon source, the structure or morphology of the synthesized carbon nanocoils (CNCs) can be controlled. A vertical chemical vapor deposition (CVD) furnace with a three-stage heating zone was employed to synthesize carbonaceous nanomaterials using nano-Pd catalysts at growth temperatures of 600, 700, and 800°C. The morphology of the synthesized carbon products and the relationship between the carbon source concentration and its yield were evaluated. The results showed that CNCs formed at a lower temperature (600°C), whereas straight carbon nanotubes were obtained at a higher temperature (700 or 800°C). The structure and morphology of the carbonaceous samples were observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Their graphite crystallinity was analyzed using Raman spectroscopy. When the three heating zones of the vertical CVD chamber were set to different temperatures, a unique nano-carbonaceous material with a special morphology similar to an octopus tentacle was formed. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.All rights reserved.


Lin M.-T.,Hsing Wu University | Lin P.-H.,National Taiwan University | Chen J.-L.,National Taiwan University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

After holding 2011 Design at the Edges in Taipei, the global design thinking and styles have entered into Taiwan; design have improved the standards of industries, creative thinking, design capabilities, talents training and living environment, changed multiple levels in Taiwan society, and the design atmosphere in the cities thus enhanced both the people and the knowledge. Therefore to manage the city by design and to improve the people's quality are important factors how Taipei City won the bid to hold 2016 World Design Capital on November 19th, 2013. This study attempted to understand how Eslite Group contributes and influences the city through document analysis of relevant published documents, and realized that the development of Eslite Group may be divided into three stages. First stage is "chain bookstore brand competition period"; second stage, "publication platform development period"; and third stage, "ambience development period". Through the three stages, Eslite Group developed the initial business philosophy: culture, art, creativity and life. First off, it provides consumers with good shopping services and the comfortable spaces for free reading; next, it provides online digital platform and publish design publications, virtually improved the consumers' aesthetics quality; in recent years, it incorporates new stores with local aesthetics, both the indoor and outdoor spaces provide consumers with great ambience and experiences. Over the past 24 years, Eslite Group 's services have invisibly improved the people's quality and taste; a "bookstore" , although a commercial space, is also a carrier of culture and knowledge as well as an important symbol of the people's taste of life, which is able to influence the life styles and knowledge development. Eslite Group has successfully improved the people's taste and influenced the development and design value of the city. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.


Tung J.,Hsing Wu University | Lo S.C.,Hsing Wu University | Chung T.,National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Pakistan Journal of Statistics | Year: 2013

The rapid growth of the fast food industry has caused sharp competition in Taiwan. Therefore, it should value effective organizational management and service performance as the critical issues to reduce service sabotage during service delivery and offer better human resource management performance. This study started to probe into the work behaviors of frontline service employees based on the model of Service Sabotage and it proposed by Harris and Ogbonna (2002, 2006). In addition, we derived from the concept of service sabotage to explore the relationships among service climate, ethical climate, and service-oriented organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). A survey was conducted with 245 employees working in Taiwan's fast food restaurants to test the proposed research model. The results revealed both service climate and ethical climate had significant effects on both service sabotage and service-oriented OCBs. In addition, service sabotage had significantly negative effects on service-oriented OCBs. Based on the findings, some managerial implications and suggestions for further research were proposed. © 2013 Pakistan Journal of Statistics.


Chiang I.R.,Fordham University | Jhang-Li J.-H.,Hsing Wu University
Journal of Management Information Systems | Year: 2014

The infrastructure of the Internet, by and large, is maintained by Internet service providers (ISPs) that cater to regional customers and by Internet backbone providers (IBPs) that serve large organizations and ISPs. Some IBPs have recently branched into content delivery network (CDN) services; separately, other ISPs have started offering on-demand video streaming to compete with pure-play content providers. These developments have intensified the competition in both content delivery and media-streaming markets. For the content delivery market, we study the competition equilibriums by analyzing factors such as market share, cost structure, service pricing, and subscriber preference. Our approach helps identify conditions under which a content provider should choose an IBP over the incumbent CDN for content distribution. We also show how an IBP's CDN venture affects its interconnection relationship with ISPs. For the streaming service market, we examine conditions under which a content provider would partner with an ISP to lower operating and marketing costs while providing a more streamlined subscriber experience. Analytically, our game-theoretical models can optimize key contracting and pricing strategies for multiple classes of service providers; empirically, insights derived from the proposed models have anticipated events that coincide with several recent developments in content delivery and streaming service markets. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


Chiang I.R.,Fordham University | Jhang-Li J.-H.,Hsing Wu University
WITS 2013 - 23rd Workshop on Information Technology and Systems: Leveraging Big Data Analytics for Societal Benefits | Year: 2013

The recent growth of online media streaming has created lofty valuations for streaming providers and intensified competition among online providers and cable channels. We analyze two strategic initiatives that are potentially game-changing. The first initiative, dubbed windowing, is to create a "temporal exclusivity" by making titles available for streaming months or years ahead of current industry practice. The second initiative, also aims to grow the subscriber base, is to create/fund "content exclusivity" by producing original titles and series. We use a three-stage game to show how cable operator and streaming provider can set their subscription fees, how content owner can set the royalty fees for the cable operator, and how content owner can determine the timeframe and payment when creating an exclusive streaming window. © Thirty Fourth International Conference on Information Systems, Milan 2013.


Lee P.-F.,Hsing Wu University
Proceedings - 10th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging, and Visualization, CGIV 2013 | Year: 2013

3D animations have been widely used in the movie and gaming industries. However, the huge storage requirements of dynamic mesh data make it difficult for a number of applications such as rendering, transmitting over a network, etc. This study proposes a multiresolution representation for 3D animation. The results show that the coarse animation appears by using only 10% of the original faces. More detailed animation appears by using 80% of original faces, but only requires 3% of original storage space. Consequently, this approach enables a continuous level of detail for dynamic 3D mesh sequences. © 2013 IEEE.


Jhang-Li J.-H.,Hsing Wu University | Chen B.-H.,Hsing Wu University
Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB) | Year: 2015

Free open-source operating system (OS) has driven both ad revenue and Internet traffic from smartphones to the historically high levels. Though achieving huge market share, there is no record showing that the profit of a handset maker from the smartphone market can surpass the firm implementing vertical integration ever since the first smartphone has been launched in the market. In this study, we consider that an open-source OS provider free offers its operating system but gain mobile advertising revenue by demanding the hardware maker to install preload apps. After trading off between homogenizing each open-source smartphone but gaining more "eyeball shares" on advertising via handsets due to more preload apps, we examine how the OS provider's optimal agreement with hardware makers changes with market factors. In addition, we also compare and analyze the profit of the OS provider between launching its own brand of smartphones and receiving advertising revenue only. Our results suggest that the OS provider should enhance the quality of its own product when entering the smartphone market. Moreover, if outsourcing the production work to a hardware maker can achieve the economies of scale and increase its profit, our analytic results suggest that the OS provider shouldn't partner with the hardware maker dominating the smartphone market.


Elaine,Hsing Wu University | Ho Y.-L.,Hsing Wu University
International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology | Year: 2012

This study provides a procedure to select the suitable forecasting technique for the time-series data to achieve the better predicting cost and the accuracy of forecasting. The historical cost data is divided into two parts: the first 80% data are set as the basic required data and the rest 20% are functioned as the verified data. The verified data is applied to test the accuracy level of the forecasting technique, and then the Mean Square Error (MSE) is applied as the judgment indicator of accuracy level for the forecasting method. The objective of this work is to select a suitable technique to predict future periods, so this work selects three time-series forecasting techniques, trend, seasonal variation, and back propagation network (BPN) as candidate methods. This study collected two-year operation cost of an enterprise as historical data, and the research result shows that the BPN provides the more accuracy than other techniques. Because the BPN can offer an accuracy prediction of time-series cost, BPN technique is applied to predict the future operation cost for the next year. These predicting operation costs of the next year can be functioned as a referenced budget for preventing the overestimation or the underestimation of the operation cost budget. This work proposes an application procedure that any enterprise can apply this procedure to predict its operation cost easily by changing the input historical data only.


Chiang I.R.,Fordham University | Jhang-Li J.-H.,Hsing Wu University
22nd Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2012 | Year: 2012

The modern-day Internet is managed by two classes of providers: internet service providers (ISPs) catering to retail customers; and internet backbone providers (IBPs) serving large organizations and ISPs on long-haul routes. IBPs, facing excessive capacity and pricing pressure, have started offering content delivery network (CDN) services for content providers. We model the market competition on the CDN services as sequential games, and the aim is to study the game equilibriums by considering factors such as market share, cost structure, product pricing, and consumer preference. We prescribe conditions under which the content provider should choose an IBP over a traditional CDN operator; we also show how the IBP's venture into CDN could affect its interconnection relationship with downstream ISPs.

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