this is one project I did for a Taiwan local tech company while co-working with Qunta Computer for production. It worked me hard 110hour week for a whole month and lost me 15lbs! Some detail such as the power button has been modified by their in-house ID (I originally made it like a sports car red push-start button!)
yeh I think so, but knowing they are new at it and most likely will just buy off existing component to re-style it, probably wont be too inspiring to design for…though it was fun doing a notebook, its so far the most complicated single piece of design I’ve done so far, much more complicated than smart phones.
BTW, you interned at Nova design before?! How was it? Nova is the studio that has the worst name in Asia now messing up the whole design industry price market, selling design as if they were toilet papers…
Well Kymco is definitely the most successful scooter manufacturers in Taiwan. They used to partner with Honda I believe.
Getting a job at Taiwan shouldn’t be as hard as you may expect. In the worst case, apply as an English teacher first to get yourself a working visa (English teacher is a huge demand there and pays well), then visit the design department and talk to them.
I don’t know if Kymco has an european studio since they are trying to get a bigger share of theEuropean market. Maybe they use a different brand over there…? I don’t know.
Try to search for a city photo of Taipei. The amount of scooters on the streets is overwhelming.
I really doubt Kymco will set-up regional design office. It is too expansive to maintain, also, their current in-house design team seem to be able to handle the design and workload pretty well.
I suggest you to travel to Taiwan first before making your mind about working here. It is a fast pace, chaotic culture. I doubt many foreigners can survive the Taiwanese way of design.