COMPUTEX d&i awards 2012 - Taipei, Taiwan (press release)

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| 9 June 2012
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COMPUTEX d&i awards - Taipei: 1 | COMPUTEX d&i awards - jurors: 2

Biographies of the jurors for the COMPUTEX d&i awards 2012

Dan Formosa is a consultant in design and co-founder of Smart Design, USA. He has developed products and services in a wide range of categories. He holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Ergonomics and Biomechanics. His work has received numerous design awards and has been selected for national and international exhibitions. Formosa was a member of the design team that developed IBM’s first personal computer. In 1980, he helped establish Smart Design to explore ways in which design can positively impact people’s lives. He frequently lectures on the changing role of design, the physical and psychological aspects of design, gender and social responsibility.

Kris Verstockt studied design in Antwerp and London. In 1994, he took up a product design position with a renowned electronics firm in Taiwan. In 2001, he founded CRE8, a design studio that offers services to both overseas and local companies. Since its inauguration, the company has grown from 7 to 35 people and CRE8 has 3 offices in Taiwan and a location in the US. The team’s service portfolio includes partnerships with some of the top computer manufacturers and electronics firms as well as an array of leading enterprises and both Kris and his company have won numerous awards and accolades.

Marcus Solomon was raised and educated in Australia. His design education covered Architecture and Industrial Design. He travelled the globe for several years, eventually settling down in Japan and Taiwan, establishing both a family and a career. Professionally, he worked for major design firms for almost 10 years before establishing his first design consultancy, which eventually merged with a major corporation. Solomon established his current consultancy, XD Automotive and Industrial Design Inc., 10 years ago and co-founded two start-up brands. He is the co-founder of US-based ENIGMAcoustics, a high-end audio brand, and is the CEO of the IN2UIT brand of high-end lifestyle audio systems.

Roger Lin is chief designer at Nova Design in Taipei / Taiwan. He has worked as an industrial designer and design educator for more than 20 years. Specializing in design strategy, integrated design solutions and creative management, he has been involved in over 300 projects. Awarded iF, red dot and Mark of Taiwan Excellence, he has repeatedly participated in the judging of various design competitions. To him, great design ideas often come from a passion for life and devotion to work. Based on this credo, Roger has consistently provided his clients with works with excellent market reviews and award honors.

Shigenori Asakura is the Director of GK Industrial Design Inc. in Tokyo/Japan. He received his BA from the School of Science and Engineering of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Later on, he continued his studies at the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California USA) and joined GK Industrial Design in 1990. Asakura has been actively involved in the field of industrial design, ranging from industrial machinery, institutional appliances to consumer products with the approaches of "integration of technologies and arts", “a structure makes a real form". His works have been awarded many prizes, such as Good Design Grand Prize, Japan in 2007, iF design award, IDEA award, etc. He has been acting as a jury member of Good Design since 2007.

COMPUTEX d&i awards - Taipei: 1 | COMPUTEX d&i awards - jurors: 2