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Kuo-Li Huang obtained his MA degree from De Montfort University, UK in 2001 and was awarded a PhD degree in design from Sheffield Hallam University, UK in 2005. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Communication Design and the Graduate School of Digital Content and Animation Design, Southern Taiwan University. His research interests include user experience design, tourism, interaction design, and computer graphics. His position is head of both Department and Graduate School, as well as one of the founders of Taiwan Design Innovation and Management Association. 



 
Mei-Wei 
Yang is a Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Design, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology. Her main research areas cover visual communication design, local feature product package design, brand identity design, and design education. Her research has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Design, the Commercial Design Journal, the Journal of Southern Taiwan University, etc. Up to now, she has created more than twenty patent design articles and has executed more than ten technology-related projects, real-time technology-assisted projects, and industry-academy cooperative projects. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for several important design competitions and scholarly promotions.


 



Ting-Chun 
Tung is an Assistant Professor in the School of Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology.  He teaches courses in Visual Communication Design including Kansei Research, Product Design, Color Application Research, and Senior Project Design. 


He holds an MS in Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University and a Ph. D. in Design from the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology.
 


 



Hung-Yuan Chen is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Visual Communication Design at Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST). He received his PhD (2008) and MS (2001) degrees in Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). His interests include Visual Communication Design, Graphic Design and Kansei Engineering Research. Nowadays, he focuses on cognition and communication, quantitative describing methods for design elements, and tactile Kansei research into material product surfaces.
 

 



Miss Meng-Ling 
Lay holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Design at the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology.  Since August, 2011, she has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Visual Communication Design at Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The courses she takes include Design Aesthetics, Visual Psychology, Basic Plasticity, Chromatics and Exhibition Design.  The fields she focuses on include culture industries, program design, field design, and environmental vision, especially design issues which might benefit disadvantaged regions.

Before being employed by STUST, she used to instruct at the Asia-Pacific Institute of Creative Technology and the Trans World Institute of Technology.  She has spent a long time promoting the development of regional cultural industries in Nantou County and Yunlin County.  She is also enthusiastically involved in the promotion for the revival of indigenous culture and industries. 

 




Miss Pei-Chi Su holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Design at the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology.  Since August, 2013, she has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Visual Communication Design at Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology.  

The courses she offers include Design Aesthetics, Basic Plasticity, and Exhibition Design.  The fields she focuses on include Cultural Industries, Community Planning, Cultural Heritage, Architectural and Interior Design, Traditional Architecture, Field Design and Environmental Vision, especially the design issues of the Japanese colonial period.

She has spent a long time promoting the development of regional cultural industries in Chiayi County and Yunlin County.  She is also enthusiastically involved in the promotion of the revival of indigenous culture and industries.

 




Zi-Ru Chen is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Communication Design at the Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology. She received a B.S. degree in Graphic Arts and Communications from National Taiwan Normal University, an M.S. degree in Digital Media, and a Ph.D. in Digital Architecture and Creativity from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Her research interests in Digital Design are in the areas of design thinking and creativity, digital media and new media, social computing, information design and visualization, and human-computer interaction.

 



Chun-Hung Liu
 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Communication Design. He teaches courses in Communication Design, in which he advises on senior projects, Computer Graphics, and HCI Design. His interests include HCI Aesthetics, Interaction (Navigation) Design, and User Interface, especially issues relating to cultural differences. He has presented papers on HCI design and design for human experience at international conferences.

Prior to coming to Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Chun-Hung held several design positions. As a multimedia designer at Acer Computer Inc., he developed interactive websites and produced interactive demos. He was also a project manager at AV DigiTech, a multimedia communications firm.

Chun-Hung holds an MFA in Multimedia Design from National Taiwan University of Arts and a BFA in Design from the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. He also studies on the PhD program in Design at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology.

 



Yu-Chin Hsiao
 is a Assistant Professor in the department of Visual Communication Design. She teaches courses in Visual Communication Design including Lettering and Typography, Image Planning and Design, Graphic Design, Editing Design, Advertisement Practice, Advertisement Planning, and Computer Graphics. Her interests include visual thinking, computer graphics, design methods and strategies, especially issues of peer amendment.

She consults on image planning, environmental planning and design, product development strategies and visual communication design. Her clients include Headquarters of China Youth Corps, Gold Vein International Co., Ltd and Motion Control Technologies.

Hsiao holds a Level A technician for Image and Text Pagination from National Skills Certification. 

 



Chao-Chih Huang, a.k.a.George Huang, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Visual Communication Design. He teaches courses in Avid Pro Tools Digital Audio  Certification, Digital Audio Engineering, Audio Aesthetics Research, Human Voice Recognition, Digital Audio Editing, Live Sound Audio Engineering, Recording Studio Techniques, Digital Virtual Instruments Research and Audio Post-Production Engineering.

George is also currently working as an administrator as well as a chief instructor for Avid Pro Tools Training Center Taiwan, to provide the highest levels of training courses using Avid Pro Tools, an industrial standard digital audio workstation system in Taiwan.

Prior to coming to Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, George worked as a Chief Recording Engineer for the exclusive dealer of Avid Digidesign Pro Tools in Taiwan, leading the project studio’s recording tasks and the System Maintenance Department of the company. He also taught digital audio courses in ten universities and colleges for 10 years and has over 20 years of professional audio recording experience.

George holds an MA in Music Technology from The University of York U.K., and is currently doing his PhD degree at the Institute of Creative Industry Design in National Cheng Kung University Taiwan.
 







Chen-I Huang
 a  Assistant Professor in  the  School  of  Design.  She teaches  courses  in  visual  Communication  design  including Editorial  Design  In  Graphic,  Conceptual  Communication  Design,  and  Industrial  Practice  for  Advertisement  Design.  Her  interests  include  Package  Design  and  Identity  System  Design,  especially in issues  relating to Culture  and  the Creative  Industries.