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Grace Tsai

New York, United States

Product Design

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Chinese identity

    Communication


    In response to My Design Criteria, posted by Michael Tsang,
    in the thread My Design Criteria

    Ospop-1_432_

    It is interesting to think about why Chinese can't preserve their traditions at same time developing their own culture identity. for example, OSPOP shoes used by Chinese army way before China open up the country; now the design of the shoes become a popular in Western countries. Isn't this is Chinese design? Chinese culture? Why can't Chinese purchase their cultural goods within the countries?

    Those questions lead to another question that why the OSPOP shoes company decide not to sell this kind shoes within China and rather to distribute to other countries. Such decision involves social and economic gap, cultural behavior and much more.

    Here are interesting links:

    OSPOP Shoes http://www.hi-id.com/?p=1584

    Most popular Chinese discussion forum http://cache.tianya.cn/index.htm

    Chinese classic product design http://www.douban.com/group/classicgoods/

    Chinese Design and Branding http://www.hi-id.com/?cat=964

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  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
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  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design