Ari Satria, Indonesia

Presentation Title : IDDC's experience in promoting creativity and design in Indonesia

He is the Director of Product Export Development, Indonesia Design Development Center (IDDC), Indonesia, and actively promoting  creative design in Indonesia.

Bando Takaaki, Japan

Presentation Title : Design Ideas and the development process

Graduated from Musashino Art University (1983) from the Department of Science of Design, and later work at Seihokei Corporation (1982) before establishing Takaaki Bando Design, Inc. (1985). He was invited as a visiting lecturer at various institutions in Musashino Art University, Fachhochschule for Gestaltung Schwabisch Gmud, and  Hochschule in Bremen, Germany. His other contributions include as guest judge at “Kieler Woche 1996”, Established Lighting Environmental Design (2004), as well as actively participated in various design and art direction between 1985 – 2006, such as, Design for Justsystem (1985-1999), Design for Tokushima Modern Art Museum (1990), Art Direction for Takashi Yanase Memorial Art Museum and Auberg Tosayama, Kochi, Japan. Art Direction for Kochi Citizens Culture Plaza, Kahoku-cho ‘Poems and Marchen House’, Sangawa-cho Mon-nyu no Sato Park, Kagawa. Design Consultant for Origin Co./Estic Co. Art Direction for Great Hanshin-Awajishima Earthquake Memorial Centre Graphics and Structure Design for R. Buckminster Fuller Exhibition. He also in participated in the development of the super lightweight single layer dome, foldable tensegrity arch as well as supervision for Anan-city Milky Way (illuminations with LED), Anan-city Hikari Mandala Dome and also Tokyo Dome (illuminations) etc.

Budi Isdianto, Indonesia

Presentation Title : Design Collaboration Among Community, Government, Industries & Academia

Studied Interior Design at Institut Teknologi Bandung, (ITB) Indonesia (1977), Industrial Design in HBK-Braunschweig, Germany  (1991-1994), Master Program in Design in Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) between 1995 – 1997 as well as Business Network – Aus – Industry 1998. He was the Vice Dean of Resources Management at the Fakultas Seni Rupa dan Desain (FSRD), ITB (1996-2000), Vice Dean of Academic Affairs (FSRD), Deputy of Community Development (ITB), and Head of Research Centre of Cultural Product and Environment (ITB).

  • His selected articles and books are, International Conference on Creative Industry Bali2011, ʻCreative: a New Spirit Towards A Better Livingʼ, Proceedings, ISBN: 978-979-889-781-8,
  • International Symposium on ,China-ASEAN MinoritiesIntangible Cultural Heritage Conservation’, Guiyang- China, Dec 2012,
  • Standard of High School Buildings and Furniture in Indonesia, Ministry of National Education – Republic of Indonesia 2012, ISBN : 978-979-98208-8-4.

He also a member of the International Federation of Interior Designer (IFI), The Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Alumni, Design experts for the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Indonesia, Steering committee member of The Indonesia Good Design Selections, Jury of some national design Competitions. He also actively involved in community based design development programs in Indonesia, as well as international design events such as World Expo (Vancouver, Canada), as well as Interior Design of Passenger Ship in Papenburg, Germany.

Ito Shinichi (Professor), Japan

Presentation Title : Optimization of Local Design Resources

Graduated in Interior Design Course, Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design, Musashino Art University, Japan (1991), Completed Division of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan (1993). His other contributions and experiences include, Ushida + Findley Partnership Co. Ltd. (1993-1994), Ogitsu Architects Studio Co. Ltd (1994-1996), Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (organized by Japan International Cooperation agency (1996-1999). He served as a full time lecturer in furniture design at Takoradi Polytechnic Institute, Japan, Established Real Design (2000). Appointed as Lecturer in Interior Design at Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design, Musashino Art University (2004) and later as the Associate Professor in 2008, and Professor in 2013.

Ito’s main research theme is product design utilizing sustainable materials such as bamboo and rattan. He has organized extensive fieldwork and workshops specializing in these materials in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Ghana. Ito is dedicated to sharing with students his expertise and diverse perspectives on “life and form”. His spatial design is focused around the theme of “Composition and atmosphere created by materials”. He has won several competition awards internationally and local.

Mohamad Hariri Abdullah (Assoc. Prof, PhD), Malaysia

Presentation Title : Challenges Towards Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) and Original Brand Manufacturer (OBM)

He is currently Director of Malaysian Design Council (also known as MRM). As the Director of MRM, he actively involved in coordinating design activities in Malaysia, nurturing young and new groups of innovative generations. Guiding promoting manufacturers and designers  in design and innovation.

Musdi Shanat (Assoc.Prof PhD), Malaysia

Presentation Title : Design, Community and Culture

Musdi Shanat is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts, UNIMAS. He started his career from October 1998 as a tutor, and continued Master degree in the Computer Science and Multimedia at Aizu University, Japan and obtained his PhD at University of Western Australia, Australia. Musdi Shanat is an academician that deeply committed in teaching especially in the area of Industrial Design.

His passion in Industrial design research can be seen through his successful ongoing project entitled ‘Rethinking design: practical element and aesthetic values of furniture design. This project is funded by PUSAKA-UNIMAS’s Chair which valued of RM123,780.00.  His passion in research activities can be seen through his achievement by winning a lot of notable awards including the Gold Medal for the Seoul International Invention Fair (SIFF) and UNIMAS Innovation and Technology Exposition in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He is also published many International Journals, chapter in the books and participated national and international arts and design exhibitions. His never end commitment in teaching and learning and research activities related to creative arts and design reward him with prestigious award Known as Anugerah Seni dan Kreativiti from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak  in 2016. Currently, he is a Dean of the Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts and a Fellow Researcher at the Institute of Creative Arts and Technology, UNIMAS.

Singgih Susilo Kartono, Indonesia

Presentation Title : Design – Creativity, Environment and Global Market

Founder & Designer. Magno Design. Indonesia

Singgih Susilo Kartono was born in Kandangan, Temanggung on the 21 April 1968. He studied from elementary to high school in Temangung. After finishing high school in 1986, he continued his studies in Product Design at the Institute Teknologi Bandung, and graduated in 1992. During the last year of his study, he was interested in community and village problems which then realised in his graduation project, that focussed on developing a design for radios using local material and crafting method.

From 1992 to 1994, he worked in a wood-craft company in Bandung. During that time, he learned a lot about craft from Mr. Surya Pernawa, the owner of the company. In 1994, he decided to return to his village, Kandangan, and start a partnership company produce wooden toys for export market. In 2004 he resigned from the partnership and built his own company with the brand Magno which produced wooden radio. This wooden radio gained a lot of international awards and worldwide publication.

His passion and empathy towards the degradation of his village encourages him to find the solution. In 2012, he started Spedagi, a social movement focus on Village Revitalization with the iconic Spedagi Bamboo Bike he designed and produced. As he believes Village Revitalization is a global movement, he initiated an international conference on the same. It’s a bi-annual event and the 1st ICVR (International Conference on Village Revitalization) was held in his village, Kandangan, Temanggung-Indonesia in March 2014. That’s probably the first international conference on rural crafts and rural development, that combines seminars, workshops, excursion and performance.

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