Monthly Archives: July 2011

Touching stories

One of the main tasks of a design researcher or designer is to find touching stories that can touch consumers at the core of their emotions. Last Thursday, I confirmed that I had found just such a researcher/designer, confirmed again … Continue reading

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荣日本料理

Ever since Yunqin told me about this all-you-can-eat restaurant on Huashan Road – 荣日本料理 – I’ve been wanting to go; my wish came true on Thursday evening when the team decided to go there (actually we’ve been talking about it for quite … Continue reading

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Yakiniku

On my last day in Taipei, which was a Monday, I wanted to go out and relax with some friends after a hectic week at work, and an entire day of meetings and presentations. Haruka, 馒头 and I arranged to … Continue reading

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It’s hot!

On my first day there, Taipei’s design research leader, Jason, took the team out to a hotpot dinner. This place was unique in that it still used charcoal to cook the soup. The strength of the fire was somewhat inconsistent … Continue reading

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Simply Tapas

Last Friday, our design center’s leader HW gave us all a treat at a cozy Spanish food place near the office and right smack in a nature conservation park. The restaurant is Simply Tapas in English, but in Chinese, it … Continue reading

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Reunited

During last week’s business trip to Taipei, I got reunited with my design research team from Singapore – Daniel, Luke, Liren, Weijie. On Saturday, we also met up with our former colleague, industrial designer Johnson and his fiancee Laura who … Continue reading

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Danshui 淡水 Sunsets

I was on a business trip to Taipei last week. It was extremely hectic, with endless meetings during the day and cramming to finish presentations at night and in the wee hours of the morning. Fortunately, we got to stay … Continue reading

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