Beijing Design Week 2015
Post Date : 2015-07-25
Brief description for my poster submitted for the Beijing Design Week 2015:
The unseen question that provides a direction for the poster asks a basic question: "What are cities inherently good for?" Cities must allow us to live, work, and play. As a trisect that neatly compartmentalizes aspects of our lives such as living, working, and playing, the thick white line which forms the Chinese character for "human" (人) becomes a unifying icon. The roundish line can also be perceived as an abstract structure of a roof as well as metaphysical boundaries of living, working and playing for human beings. By placing the Chinese character of "living" (活) on the horizon, it visually suggests that the very basic needs for humans is first, to thrive in an environment that supports a productive working life in a city, so that we all can enjoy another important aspect of human existence: to play.
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A repatriate from Singapore after over 10 years teaching in Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, Dr. Kok Cheow YEOH (pronounced Coke Chow Yo) begins his new position as assistant professor of graphic design at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, USA in August 2015.
He was the publicity chair for the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD), scheduled from May 13 - 18, 2015 in Singapore where he advised matters pertaining to branding and promotions of the international conference. He was a keynote speaker at the Typography Day 2013 conference at the Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati, India. His design direction was adopted by the Susan G. Komen campaign for the 2013 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure in New York City.
He sees travel as a form of active and deep learning, especially the latter in which it is about understanding, not just memorizing.In addition to teaching the continuing practice of design, he also conducts training for design related classes, exhibits internationally, presents at conferences, publishes in journals and won awards over the years.