Placemaking with Creation: A Case Study in Cultural Product Design

I. Ying Chiang*, Rungtai Lin, Po Hsien Lin

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Abstract

Urban development is often a priority policy measure for national governments, leading to shocks such as demographic dissimilarity and imbalances in urban-rural development. Humanity is now facing undeniable challenges that extend to localities, societies, and ways of life. Taking a small mountain village as its case study, this study investigates how to discover and mobilize local cultural resources while using cultural added-value design innovation to create qualia products and captivating experiences. Our results show that the design, development, and promotion of local cultural products has huge potential in stimulating visits from non-locals, re-attracting former residents, and turning intermediary towns into flourishing examples of the aesthetic economy. In this light, the questions of how to integrate the lifestyle of local residents, how to conduct fieldwork surveys and data collection, how to investigate models for the recognition and communication of cultural codes, and how to develop methods of extraction and frameworks of analysis for cultural factors, thereby providing modes of translation for cultural product design, are all well worthy of closer examination. This study is of important practical value for increasingly marginalized communities that are promoting regional revitalization in terms of placemaking. By developing unique local design and shaping the aesthetics and individuality of local brands, we can facilitate both cultural communication and sustainable innovation in the face of neoliberalistic global competition, thereby achieving the shared ideal of innovative transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Design. Experience and Product Design Across Cultures - 13th International Conference, CCD 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsPei-Luen Patrick Rau
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages244-261
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783030770730
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 24 07 202129 07 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12771 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period24/07/2129/07/21

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Keywords

  • Cultural innovation
  • Cultural product
  • Hengshan
  • Placemaking
  • Qualia
  • Translation

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