Social Design on Local Cultural-Creative Products for Xincheng Community in Hsinchu County
As technology continues to improve and information sharing becomes faster than ever, the industrial structure in our society has been changed years after years. Thus, the villages in the suburban areas have faced a tremendous change in their traditional way of doing business. The rural population is rapidly aging as the younger generation emigrates outwards. As such, many fundamental characteristics of these rural areas begin to fade and eventually forgotten. The rural industry is on a gradual decline as industries faces restructuring. For solving this issue, our case study is trying to use three different design concepts to help the village maintain their significant culture. The three major design concepts are “inspiration,” “ideation” and “implement.” With in-depth interviews with the residents of the Xincheng community, we came up the idea of using rich cellulose wastes from the local community to recreate valuable material to the local environment. By literature reviews of innovative products and discussions of factors behind their design concepts, we are going to apply those factors to our bagasse product design. Through questionnaires and surveys, we can establish and integrate the ideas of our local cultural-creative product prototype. At last, we can teach and share this improved technology to local residents in integrating local resource. We believe this product will sustain the local industry and successfully build an innovative model as a pioneer for people to follow.