DATE 2015/09/30 VISITORS 2804
Since 2000, the International Kite Festival has been an event that connects the country area of Taiwan with modern industry. One of the most beautiful sites of the year is peering at northern sky filled with intricate colors and shapes, representing different designs, countries and cultural art. Each year the designs become more abstract and intriguing than preceding years. This year the Department of Information and Communication’s (DIC) Practical Digital Innovation Program (2) worked together with the Shimen district to hold the New Taipei City International Kite Festival Product Design Competition and three TKU students were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for their excellent work: Zi-yun Yang, Pei-jie Lin and Xin-rou Huang.
Shimen District has invited the students to the international kite fair, taking place on Sept. 26 and 27 to introduce the competing kites to the public. Student Service Advisor and Assistant Professor of DIC, Hui-ju Lai, expressed, “The Practical Digital Innovation Program was designed to help students sustain a bridge between the areas of Danshui and the industrial world. The Northern International Kite Festival allows students to be evaluated on how well they are able to realize their innovative ideas. This course teaches students about the history, uniqueness and materials that are used for these particular kites to help them stimulate new concepts.”
First place winner of the competition was four-year student of the DIC, Zi-yun Yang, who expressed her inspiration “Magnetic Soap” was inspired by her relatives. The product was designed to make kids think more about washing their hands and sanitary habits. Second place winner was four-year student of DIC, Pei-jie Lin, who created the “Flying Dream Stationery Group.” She stated she believes that kites are symbolic for people continuing to chase their dreams. Third place winner was four-year student of DIC, Xin-rou Huang, who utilized a Chinese traditional swallow type kite with a beautiful array of colors called, “Shimen Style Tape.” She stated that friends, family and pets are all connected no matter where they may be.