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by BIGCAD
August 31st, 2011, 9:49 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shanghai!
Replies: 44
Views: 13051

Re: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shangha

Why are Americans and Europeans so innovative compared to ROTW? What's in our culture that encourages this kind of thinking? I don't think it's anything which is in our culture rather something citizens of the PRC are not taught or is suppressed. From my experience of the faucet industry (yeah...so...
by BIGCAD
August 30th, 2011, 1:44 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shanghai!
Replies: 44
Views: 13051

Re: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shangha

I'm not entirely sure of that, Singapore isn't too hot on free speech either but it still doesn't hold a candle to the PRC in terms of paranoia over the issue. On another note, I personally don't hold much stock in creativity of the large numbers design grads being churned out by Chinese universitie...
by BIGCAD
August 29th, 2011, 11:03 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shanghai!
Replies: 44
Views: 13051

Re: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shangha

Yeah, i forgot to mention, free speech is not allowed there
P.R.C or Singapore?
by BIGCAD
August 26th, 2011, 7:02 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shanghai!
Replies: 44
Views: 13051

Re: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shangha

Stepping back from my comments I do come of racist, however the above example is the rule and not the exception of the mainlander culture which will sooner or later become the world's largest market for consumer goods, be prepared to give innovation and good taste the boot in order to satisfy this p...
by BIGCAD
August 25th, 2011, 9:43 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shanghai!
Replies: 44
Views: 13051

Re: BMW Designworks Singapore shuts down - Moving to Shangha

I once met a French salesgirl for Ferrari Shanghai who explained that a couple of times a year the Ferrari factory would open up its doors to Ferrari owners to test drive new models and see how the cars are manufactured. As part of the tour the group was taken to an idyllic Italian restaurant up in ...
by BIGCAD
August 23rd, 2011, 1:05 am
Forum: design in asia
Topic: Op-Ed: Chinese-inspired design is the future of design
Replies: 27
Views: 22560

Re: Op-Ed: Chinese-inspired design is the future of design

Steppenwolf I agreeded with your post before last about this country mostly churning out poor design but with your last post I have problems. Maybe they practice Mao's words ""Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting progress in the arts ...
by BIGCAD
August 23rd, 2011, 12:41 am
Forum: design in asia
Topic: Op-Ed: Chinese-inspired design is the future of design
Replies: 27
Views: 22560

Re: Op-Ed: Chinese-inspired design is the future of design

You know how in the 80's Japanese stuff was real hot. And in blade runner there is all that Japanese influence. And how now everything has a heavy Japanese influence just like how blade runner predicted. (pause for sarcasm) Simon_Four_Fingers San you will find that Rick Deckard was supping on a Tsi...
by BIGCAD
August 23rd, 2011, 12:16 am
Forum: design in asia
Topic: Innovation in Korea...
Replies: 4
Views: 8048

Re: Innovation in Korea...

My local Tescos in China has introduced live turtles for cooking as well as poor hygiene through out all its stores, does this count as adaption to the local culture?
by BIGCAD
June 10th, 2011, 1:45 am
Forum: design in asia
Topic: I am in Asia
Replies: 55
Views: 44790

Re: I am in Asia

If anyone finds themselves in Hangzhou 杭州 40 minutes out of Shanghai Hongqiao station feel free to message me. We are awash in loughborough and Brunel undergrads in this city (not necessarily a good thing :wink: ) and would welcome any other designers out here.
by BIGCAD
June 10th, 2011, 12:35 am
Forum: design in asia
Topic: how do you spec in china?
Replies: 10
Views: 14401

Re: how do you spec in china?

@ c-m-e I'm afraid your problem is the ever present 'China factor' (note HK and Taiwan are exempt) in regards to excel being used for spec'ing projects. You have possibly come across one of the following situations: A: The pirate copy of word/adobe acrobat has failed and they are too lazy and or inc...