RCA Professor Talks Design Integration

  RCA Professor Talks Design Integration

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TAINAN, Taiwan -- April 10, 2013

“I think design is actually at this moment a stronger argument you can have
which is much stranger than written words,” according to Martin Postler who
gave a talk on Design Integration at an international design workshop held at
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, April 9.

Martin Postler, a designer and professor from the Royal College of Art (RCA),
London, United Kingdom, with his student-based team, Platform 17, attended the
“Mind the Gap” 2013 International design workshop in Tainan, April 9-12.

Postler and 6 graduate students from Platform 17 presented their current
projects of design integration and shared their UK experience with the
students in NCKU.

“Always focus on communicating the ideas in the best possible way,” said
Postler who is happy to see the students from different countries talking and
exchanging ideas with each other in the 5-day workshop.

The joint project carried out by the students from NCKU and RCA focused on 2
train stations, Tainan Station and London’s Marylebone station, which are
historical transportation hubs both located in the city center.

“The stations are like our playing ground that we've had lots chances to try
out the experiments,” said Postler who’d like to explore behavior in order to
unveil the ingredients of human interactions, and design them.

Postler took train stations from Hong Kong, India and the UK as examples to
explore the possibilities of human interaction within the public spaces.

Displaying a station at Hong Kong where happiness is highlighted, Postler
said, “I was thinking that why would I be happy in the train station? I
probably don’t want to do anything in the train station. (And then I think) of
course. Why not? This is exactly the gap we have talked about!”

7 RCA students shared their design projects - Neil Merry presenting “Idea of
Control - 3D joystick,” Diana Simpson, “Waste Labs,” Gabriele Meldaikyte,
“One-Handedness,” Simon Kinneir, “Design for the sight loss,” JiJeongwon,
“Nature's Cycle to New Materials,” David Bellisario, “Informational Media and
new way of Visual equipment,” and Kayleigh Thompson, “Smart Labeling and
Sensor System.”

Postler has worked for diverse design agencies in Hamburg, Hong Kong and
London for clients including Boeing, Lufthansa, Airbus, Nokia and Deutsche
Telekom and received numerous awards including the Raymond Loewy Foundation
Award, Red Dot, and IF Design.


National Cheng Kung University
Sonia Chuang
Tel: +886-6-275-7575 Ext. 50042
E-Mail: sonia20@mail.ncku.edu.tw
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