World Design Capital Taipei 2016

World Design Capital Taipei 2016

Since 2012, TDC works closely with Taipei City Government for bidding WDC 2016. All the hard work and effort pays off when Taipei City officially becomes the host city for WDC 2016. “Adaptive City – Design in Motion” becomes the theme of WDC Taipei 2016 and we continue working on how to implant the ideas of design thinking into public sector, also to promote the idea of social design. The idea of design thinking is based on the participation of citizens, which means all kind of ideas and suggestions from all kinds of people are welcome. Also, through the communication in the city, people might be able to find out better solutions for common social issues, and make Taipei City an adaptive city.

Building a Forward-looking City with Design Vision

“Adaptive City – Design in Motion” is Taipei City’s core concept in its application to host the World Design Capital 2016. How can we apply innovative “design thinking” to overcome the constraints that limited resources place on our city’s development, to pursue continual renewal and change in our urban governance, to create happiness in the lives of our citizens, to bring citizens a better quality of life in a livable city, and to create a forward-looking city with design vision? These are the goals and directions that Taipei City is constantly thinking about and seeking progress toward.

The introduction of “design thinking” is an important tool in our urban transformation and planning. Design is not only about outward appearance, styling and aesthetics. It is also a systematic method of analyzing issues and solving problems. Old ways of thinking about policymaking and governance are no longer adequate to meet today’s challenges. In the future, we will need more cross-disciplinary dialogue to guide us in addressing the newly emerging challenges of urbanization and globalization. When design thinking is extended into the realm of urban planning and becomes deeply embedded in our city, it will become a power that nourishes our city and drives its development.

Within our WDC theme of “Adaptive City – Design in Motion,” the development issues that Taipei faces today can be distilled into four strands: “Life Quality and Health,” “Ecological Sustainability,” “Urban Regeneration” and “Smart Living.” As well as inviting passionate design professionals to take part in policymaking discussions, the city government is also putting on a series of courses in design thinking for city officials, in the hope that by embracing “social design” thinking, we can bring an innovative spirit to urban governance.

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Building a Forward-looking City with Design Vision

“Adaptive City – Design in Motion” is Taipei City’s core concept in its application to host the World Design Capital 2016. How can we apply innovative “design thinking” to overcome the constraints that limited resources place on our city’s development, to pursue continual renewal and change in our urban governance, to create happiness in the lives of our citizens, to bring citizens a better quality of life in a livable city, and to create a forward-looking city with design vision? These are the goals and directions that Taipei City is constantly thinking about and seeking progress toward.

The introduction of “design thinking” is an important tool in our urban transformation and planning. Design is not only about outward appearance, styling and aesthetics. It is also a systematic method of analyzing issues and solving problems. Old ways of thinking about policymaking and governance are no longer adequate to meet today’s challenges. In the future, we will need more cross-disciplinary dialogue to guide us in addressing the newly emerging challenges of urbanization and globalization. When design thinking is extended into the realm of urban planning and becomes deeply embedded in our city, it will become a power that nourishes our city and drives its development.

Within our WDC theme of “Adaptive City – Design in Motion,” the development issues that Taipei faces today can be distilled into four strands: “Life Quality and Health,” “Ecological Sustainability,” “Urban Regeneration” and “Smart Living.” As well as inviting passionate design professionals to take part in policymaking discussions, the city government is also putting on a series of courses in design thinking for city officials, in the hope that by embracing “social design” thinking, we can bring an innovative spirit to urban governance.

Design Gala
An award ceremony will be held for the World Design Impact Prize and the Special Award of the Golden Pin Design Award – Social Design to convey the message of the importance of design to the environment, society and urban development.
Network of Cities Meeting
Mayors and their representatives from cities worldwide will be invited to explore the issues they face in urban development, discuss how they use design-based methods to resolve such issues, and explain their visions for the future development of their cities. The meeting will provide a platform for urban development policymakers to exchange views, and will connect cities together in an urban development design network.
International Design Policy Conference
Experts in policy making, industry and academia from design driven cities around the world will participate in this international conference and discuss cases and examples where design policies have changed their city.
International Design House Exhibition
To invite cities across the world to take part in this exhibition, to showcase the influence of design on urban life and real life examples of solutions to social problems. In addition, the underpinnings of design process and practice will be used to vividly recount how Taipei as a city has developed.
International Design Week Forum
To invite representatives from design weeks worldwide to join us here in Taipei, with the Forum opening with the particular way that each city developed, followed by sharing of experiences and insights on current trends in design, and how we can ignite the creative economy of a city and thus create urban brands of the future.
Convocation Ceremony
In this ceremony, we present the achievements of WDC Taipei 2016, and officially hand over the honor of hosting next WDC in 2018 to Mexico City.

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           International cities participated

International cities participated in international house exhibition

International design related experts participated

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           Over 5000 local and international
           media news release

         Participants from local and                         international

     Signature events

Our Achievements

2012

Taipei officially announces its bid for WDC 2016 on the World Industrial Design Day.

2013

Taipei won the Red Dot and iF Design Award for its Bid book and film.

2014

City of Taipei announced as World Design Capital® 2016.

2015

A yearlong promotion and preparation just to get ready for Taipei to kick off a spectacular year of 2016.

2016

Word Design Capital Taipei 2016!

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Our Achievemnets

2012

Taipei officially announces its bid for WDC 2016 on the World Industrial Design Day.

2013

Taipei won the Red Dot and iF Design Award for its Bid book and film.

2014

City of Taipei announced as World Design Capital® 2016.

2015

A yearlong promotion and preparation just to get ready for Taipei to kick off a spectacular year of 2016.

2016年

Word Design Capital Taipei 2016!

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Our Achievemnets

2012

Taipei officially announces its bid for WDC 2016 on the World Industrial Design Day.

2013

Taipei won the Red Dot and iF Design Award for its Bid book and film.

2014

City of Taipei announced as World Design Capital® 2016.

2015

A yearlong promotion and preparation just to get ready for Taipei to kick off a spectacular year of 2016.

2016年

Word Design Capital Taipei 2016!