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2011.12.28
【Icsid】- Season's Greetings
2011.12.26
【CIDA】- 祝您聖誕佳節愉快 新年快樂!!
2011.12.12
【CIDA】- Happy 44th Birthday to our CIDA!!


敬愛的理監事與會員周知,

在一年一度,特別的日子裡,
歡度協會民國百年44歲大喜,
願協會接下來的年歲中,
帶著設計為美、為善的使命,
與您一同邁向設計新紀元!
祝闔家平安 四四順心




2011.10.31
【Icsid】- World Design Capital® 2014 世界設計之都為南非開普敦!
World Design Capital® 2014 shortlisted cities announced
Taipei, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), 26 October 2011 - The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced today, that the City of Cape Town (South Africa) has been designated the World Capital Design® (WDC) 2014. The designated city was revealed on the closing day of the International Design Alliance Congress in Taipei. Cape Town is the fourth city to hold this biennial appointment and marks the first for the African continent. 
 
Awarded to cities based on their commitment to use design as an effective tool for social, cultural and economic development, the WDC has become more than just a project or a programme. Today, it is a global movement and serves to acknowledge that design can, and does, impact the quality of human life. Icsid President and Member of the Selection Committee Dr. Mark Breitenberg stated, "It is encouraging to see how Cape Town plans to use design as a tool to solve urban challenges. I am confident that this new member of the WDC family will demonstrate to the world how design is expanding in application and influence."
 
For Cape Town, the WDC appointment comes exactly two decades after reaching democracy. "2014, then, is the moment when the past and the future will come together for Cape Town, in contemplation and in action," stated Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Ms. Patricia de Lille. "It is a reflection of how the city has socially and physically reinvented itself." Cape Town's vision of design is based on socially responsible design, sustainability and innovation. As part of their bid, the theme "Live Design. Transform Life" was introduced in support of Cape Town's objective to focus on enhancing the city's infrastructure to make it a more liveable African City.
 
Shortlisted candidate cities, Bilbao (Spain) and Dublin (Ireland) also mounted compelling bids. "The decision for the Selection Committee was not easy given the high calibre of the bids that were considered amongst the final candidates," added Dr. Breitenberg. "The promise of Cape Town's approach to broaden the scope of the World Design Capital and shape the future of this initiative, were the deciding factors that ultimately led to the city's appointment for 2014. Cape Town has the strongest claim on a new chapter for Icsid as the World Design Capital. The story of transformation is about sustainability, urban development and embracing a global community in light of its drive to improve its social and economic environment. We expect tangible benefits will be reaped to help reposition Cape Town on an international scale."
 
Cape Town is a growing and vibrant city, where design has for decades been a significant factor in its desire to build an open city. The marriage of need and innovative design has resulted in unique solutions to address the issues of a developing city. Design in Cape Town is also reaching beyond city limits by aspiring to become the design hub for South Africa and for the African continent.
 
Ms. De Lille concluded her acceptance of the WDC designation by saying, "We are grateful for the World Design Capital bid process and title. It has helped to bring different initiatives together and has made us realise that design in all its forms, when added together, creates human and city development. We look forward to learning from other cities that are using design as a tool for transformation, including designated cities Torino, Seoul and Helsinki and our fellow shortlisted cities, Dublin and Bilbao. We are honoured to have been considered with them." 
 
The City of Cape Town will follow the examples past World Design Capitals to develop an engaging programme for 2014.
 

For more information, please contact: 
 
Ms. Dilki de Silva
Icsid Secretary General
t: +1 514 448 4949 ext. 227
e: ddesilva@icsid.org 
 
Ms. Natalie Dutil
Icsid Communications Officer
t: +1 514 448 4949 ext. 223
e: ndutil@icsid.org 
 
Ms. Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
Managing Director
The Cape Town Partnership 
t: +27 (0)21 419 1881
e: bulelwa@capetownpartnership.co.za  
 
 
About the World Design Capital® (WDC) www.worlddesigncapital.com 
While there are many awards that recognise individual accomplishments in design, the World Design Capital designation is unique as it aims to focus on the broader essence of design's impact on urban spaces, economies and citizens. The designation provides a distinctive opportunity for cities to feature their accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design, as well as highlight their successes in urban revitalisation strategies.
 
Past cities to hold the title include Torino (Italy) in 2008 www.torinoworlddesigncapital.it/portale/en and Seoul (South Korea) wdc2010.seoul.go.kr in 2010. The City of Helsinki (Finland) is currently preparing to unveil its programme for 2012 under the theme of Open Helsinki: Embedding Design in Life www.wdc2012helsinki.fi/en.

 
About the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) www.icsid.org
The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is a non-profit organisation that protects and promotes the interests of the profession of industrial design. Founded in 1957, Icsid serves as a unified voice of over 50 nations through which members can express their views and be heard on an international platform. Since its inception, Icsid has continued to develop its wide-reaching network of students and professionals devoted to the recognition, success and growth of the industrial design community. Together, professional associations, promotional societies, educational institutions, government bodies and corporations create a comprehensive and diverse system on the forefront of industrial design education and progress. 
 
About the WDC 2014 Selection Committee
The international selection committee for the 2014 designation consists of Dr. Mark Breitenberg, Icsid President and Provost at California College of the Arts (USA); Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg, Chief, Creative Economy Programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD; Jeremy Myerson, Director and Chair of the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art (United Kingdom); Kohei Nishiyama, Founder and CEO, elephant design co. ltd., Founder of CUUSOO.com (Japan) and Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of the City of Helsinki (Finland).
2011.10.31
【Icsid】- 2011-2013 Icsid Executive Board elected and finalists announced for inaugural World Design Impact Prize
2011-2013 Icsid Executive Board elected and finalists announced for inaugural World Design Impact Prize  
 
 
Taipei (Taiwan - Chinese Taipei) / Montreal (Canada), 31 October 2011 - The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced the new slate of Executive Board of Directors for the 2011-2013 term at the close of its 27th General Assembly on 28 October 2011. The biennial election, along with the announcement of the finalists for the inaugural World Design Impact Prize, was the highlight of the two-day proceedings, which followed the first International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). Seventeen nominations from around the world were received for the nine board vacancies. 
 
Professor Soon-in Lee (South Korea) will lead Icsid as President this term. He has been a Professor of industrial design and art at Hongik University since 2004, and is also currently the President of the Seoul Design Center. Prof. Lee has worked closely with Icsid to promote better design in Korea and around the globe since attending the 1989 Icsid Congress in Nagoya (Japan). He has served on Icsid's Executive Board as a member for two terms (1999-2003), and most recently as President-Elect (2009-2011).
 
In the President's first address to the membership, Soon-in Lee took a moment to thank past Presidents and reflect on some of the remarkable moments in his 22 years with Icsid. He emphasized the strength of Icsid's global membership and stated, "We should be proud to be the only international industrial design organisation to include professional, promotional, educational and corporate members, and we are in a position to influence not just the practice of design but the policies of governments, businesses and humanitarian organisations as well."
 
For his next two years as President, Professor Lee declared a special interest in working with developing nations, bringing in new membership and encouraging the development and use of socially responsible industrial design.
Professor Lee concluded his remarks by saying, "I am very excited at the prospect of lending my expertise to Icsid and working closely with the new Icsid Executive Board and the Secretary General. We will strive to establish a realistic results-orientated plan for the growth and prosperity of our organisation as well as to provide leadership to take Icsid to the next level of growth and co-operation within the international design community."
 
The 2011-2013 Icsid Executive Board is as follows:
•  Mr. Soon-In Lee - President (South Korea)
•  Mr. Brandon Gien - President-Elect (Australia)
•  Ms. Michelle Berryman - Executive Board Member (USA)
•  Mr. Bruce Claxton - Executive Board Member (USA)
•  Mr. Alpay Er - Executive Board Member (Turkey)
•  Mr. Tapani Hyvonen - Executive Board Member (Finland)
•  Mr. Mugendi M'Rithaa - Executive Board Member (South Africa)
•  Ms. Geetha Narayanan - Executive Board Member (India)
•  Mr. Kohei Nishiyama - Executive Board Member (Japan)
•  Mr. Pierre-Yves Panis  - Executive Board Member (France)
•  Mr. Nils Toft - Executive Board Member (Denmark) 
 

The new Icsid Executive Board held it first official meeting in Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). The next meeting will be held at its Secretariat in Montreal, Canada in January 2012. Secretary General of Icsid, Dilki de Silva commented on the diversity of the new board, adding that they will be strong voices for Icsid and its members from around the world. In her remarks at the General Assembly, Ms. de Silva stated, "As the board develops policies and programmes for the new term, they will look to the membership to challenge Icsid to adapt and become a global advocate, not just for industrial design, but as a platform for your own accomplishments or a vehicle to raise awareness about your own challenges." 
 
"I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the outgoing Executive Board Members for their dedication and exceptional contribution to Icsid, especially outgoing President, Dr. Mark Breitenberg for his leadership," added Ms. de Silva.
This year's general assembly also marked a new milestone in Icsid's history; seven projects from around the world were named finalists of the World Design Impact Prize, following the online voting by the organisation's international members.
The World Design Impact Prize, awarded biennially and currently in its inaugural year, aims to recognise, empower and stimulate socially responsible design projects and initiatives around the world. In early 2011, Icsid Members were asked to nominate projects. The project gallery, containing 22 submissions, opened for viewing and comments on World Industrial Design Day (29 June), and a voting commenced a month later. 
"With the World Design Impact Prize we are focusing on the day to day improvements design can bring," said outgoing Icsid President and Senator Dr. Mark Breitenberg. "We are looking for design that is innovative, that is breaking new ground in the field, that leads to progress, and advances the profession of design. We are looking for the project that has the greatest impact and is thinking about design as a way to solve problems. My great hope is that this Icsid initiative will continue to grow and that we will see more and more nominations in the coming years as the World Design Impact Prize develops and gains recognition. I trust that the new Board will embrace the power of this project." 
Icsid is proud to recognise the many diverse projects as finalists for the prize. They are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Bahikhaata (India)
Nominated by: Industrial Designers Society of America (USA)
 
Chulha (India)
Nominated by: Technical University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
 
Community Cooker (Kenya)
Nominated by: ...XYZ Design (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa)
 
Innovation Center (Chile)
Nominated by: Instituto Profesional DuocUC de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile) 
 
Jaipur Foot / Jaipur Knee / Jaipur Limb (India)
Nominated by: Tata Elxsi (India)
 
N200 (Haiti)
Nominated by: Art Center College of Design (USA)
 
Size China (Hong Kong)
Nominated by: Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
"As this initiative grows, we hope to eventually bring venture capitalists and investors to the project and help foster a relationship that allows the projects to move forward and reach fruition. We want the winner of the prize to plant a seed, and showcase a lot of the extraordinary work that is being done in humanitarian design around the world," Dr. Breitenberg concluded. 
All finalists' projects can be viewed here.
The first recipient of the prize will be announced at the World Design Capital Design Gala on 2 February 2012 in Helsinki (Finland).
 
 
For more information, please contact: 
 
Ms. Dilki de Silva
Icsid Secretary General
t: +1 514 448 4949 ext. 227
e: ddesilva@icsid.org 
 
Ms. Natalie Dutil
Icsid Communications Officer
t: +1 514 448 4949 ext. 223
e: ndutil@icsid.org
 
About the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) 
The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is a non-profit organisation that protects and promotes the interests of the profession of industrial design. Founded in 1957, Icsid serves as a unified voice of over 50 nations through which members can express their views and be heard on an international platform. Since its inception, Icsid has continued to develop its wide-reaching network of students and professionals devoted to the recognition, success and growth of the industrial design community. Together, professional associations, promotional societies, educational institutions, government bodies and corporations create a comprehensive and diverse system on the forefront of industrial design education and progress. www.icsid.org  
 
 
About the World Design Impact Prize
The World Design Impact Prize is a biennial designation created to recognise, empower and stimulate socially responsible design projects around the world. Established by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), the World Design Impact Prize will honour and reward industrial design driven projects that are making a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural and/or environmental quality of life.
 
By drawing from the expertise of Icsid's network, the World Design Impact Prize creates an exciting opportunity for members and the general public to play an active role in recognising and honouring projects, and project partners, that create a better world through design. Furthermore, the establishment of a prize specifically for industrial design driven projects will produce tangible examples, best practices and socially responsible industrial designs that will help shape the future of the profession.www.worlddesignimpact.org
 
 

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