NEWS

UE Headphones Launch

We developed a new set of headphones for Logitech under the UE brand....

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Nikon Colours and Patterns by TECAstudio
Nikon Camera Design

We worked with Nikon on the new S2600 and S3300....

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ANC Headphones

In our latest work on Noise Cancelling Headphones we explore some new ideas....

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New Lights at Fotanian

At the 2012 Open Studio event in Hong Kong, we launched our Sampolo Chandelier....

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Ergonomic Phone Range

Designed for Older Users our range of Inclusive phones were designed for Easy and Intuitive use....

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UK Minister Visits Shenzhen

TECA Director Andy James Lee Meeting with Jeremy Browne, Minister of State for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Launch of Sampolo

At this years Hong Kong open studio event Fotanian, we launched our Sampolo lighting range....

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In-Car Screen Design

Updated Portable DVD design now safer for in-car use....

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User Interface Launch

Our DECT phone interface receives a great reception at the Hong Kong Show....

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SHUNDE

Shunde Design Expo

TECAtech were invited to give a lecture and exhibit at one of the fastest growing Design Centres....

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IFA

Our Universal Remote Controls in this year’s European Consumer Electronics show....

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Inclusive Design Phones

Our recent phone projects for a wider group of consumers including older users...

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Shenzhen Design Park

TECAtech were invited to the opening of one of the largest design business parks in the world...

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DesignUK Tokyo 2009

TECAtech have taken part in the UK's annual design event in Japan since it started in 2003.

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British Business Awards

TECAtech were finalists in the 2009 British Business Awards as ‘Most Promising new Business’.

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Launch of PRISM GLASSES

The PRISM Eyewear range was just launched as part of this year’s London Design Week, featuring the PRISM CASE manufactured by us.....

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Launch of TITAN

This year’s IFA Consumer Electronics show featured the launch of our Universal Remote Control family for Vivanco.

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New Lighting Range

We are currently designing a new series of low-energy task lights for the SAMPOLO range.

More details to follow....

 

MP3 Design using new IML process

With one of our new MP3 player projects we have been experimenting with new surface finishing techniques to produce iridescent metallic colour which can be used on top of an LCD display.

 

UK Furniture Design Exhibition

TECAtech took part in the China International Furniture Fair in Guangzhou.

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New Mobile Phone design

Our mobile phone design was featured in New weekly Design Magazine in an article about the future of design.

 

 

 

WELCOME

TECA is a British Design and Innovation Company specialising in market targeted product design for the U.S. and Europe. Coming from a highly international and multicultural environment we work internationally to provide innovative product design for the markets we understand the best.

 

 

APPROACH

Successful global design requires true understanding of individual markets and cultures. We have a track record of successful products in Europe, North America, China and Japan and we know how to tailor our solutions to fit these different regions.

Combining Engineering and Design in our own Structured Innovation Process we create solutions with maximum potential for unique approaches and patent opportunities.

We believe products should be easy to use and easy to relate to. We try and impart these values in all our work, but also take account of the client's values and market environment.

 

LOCATION

We have Design Studios in the UK, Hong Kong and China and work internationally between all three locations. As well as offering world class European Design we have unique advantages for companies manufacturing products for the European market.

From our UK headquarters we provide award winning design and can combine this seamlessly with engineering and production from our China office..

 

Andy James LeeDina Paulette Guth

 

TEAM

Andy James Lee is the company founder and has led TECA since its beginnings at the Royal College of Art in London nearly 15 years ago. Andy's vision is to create intuitive products with both Efficient Form and Engineering. He leads all projects and is Hands-On in Asia and Europe.

Dina Paulette Guth trained at the London Institute before specialising in Creative Industries Project Management. Dina now manages both the Hong Kong and China office and is responsible for projects internationally.

With a mixed team of international designers and engineers in three locations we are able to offer a highly innovative and versatile design service with a track record of high volume sales and successful patented design innovation.

 

OUR DESIGN PROCESS

We pride ourselves on exploring and identifying new approaches and methods which are not to be found either in the market or patent files.

Our Design work normally begins with a brief setting out the aims and objectives of a project and outlining certain targets and parameters for its completion. Our proposal will outline our understanding of the clients requirements before we begin.

Research and opportunity mapping
We begin most projects with a research study of market trends and relevant design references within the target market segment. This helps to define a design direction for the concept generation phase, additionally we can use this stage to help to identify market gap opportunities.

Concept development
The research phase normally leads directly into the generation of a wide range of design concepts either in 2D or 3D. Using idea generation techniques and structured concept development we explore a wide range of possible solutions to a problem and then together with the client choose the best solutions to develop further.

Mechanical Engineering
In this phase the concepts are modelled in 3D and the final level of detail is added to the design. Realistic renderings of the concepts are produced for presentation and solid model data is developed for the mechanical design stage. Detail design of each component and generation of 3D CAD files and engineering drawings are provided.

Prototyping and manufacturing
We can offer a full prototyping and product manufacturing service at very competitive costs due to our location in China. We are experienced in accompanying our clients through the manufacturing of the product. Design and engineering changes can even be made on location to best meet the manufacturing requirements and cut lead times.

 

NEWS

UK Design in China

Our recent event 'UK Design in China' as part of the London Design Festival was a great success, thank you to all who took part in the workshops and panel talk and also to Creative Connexions and the TECAtech team.

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Consumer Electronics Show

For the first time selected Design companies from all over the world were invited to participate in the SinoCES exhibition in Qingdao. China’s International Consumer Electronics Show

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DesignModels.co.uk

We have launched a new prototyping service for UK designers called Design Models, our process provides a high quality painted finish which looks just like a real product or part and at a very competitive price.

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First Wireless Ear-buds

Working with wireless technology company Kleer, we have helped to develop the worlds first high quality wireless earbuds for MP3 players. The headphones just launched in the US provide better sound quality than Bluetooth but last three times longer due to lower power consumption.

 

Award winning HDD DVD

Our High-end DVD recorders win international reputation for the simple user interface and elegant solution. All complex features are hidden making it easy for any user to quickly grasp the basic functions.

 

Second year of high sales
The in-car DVD players designed for RCA have sold over one hundred thousand units since their launch and continue to retail in wal-mart following a design update for a second year.

 

Design week
The UKs top design consultancies attended an event in Japan as covered by this article by design week: Japan showcase for UK at DesignUK event.

Britain's pool of design talent and creativity was brought to this year's Tokyo Design Week in Japan last week, in the shape of the fourth annual DesignUK 07.

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MXTV Tokyo Interview

MXTV Tokyo Business News interviewed us at the Design UK event at Tokyo Design Week.

 

TV Tokyo interview
TV Tokyo's World Business Satellite programme interviewed us following the design services forum in Tokyo mid-town during DesignUK 07.

Single Design for Multiple Markets
A single design can be used across different market regions and retail at different price points with suitable changes to colours, finish and graphics without altering the tooling.
This design was used for both the RCA brand in the U.S. and Thomson in Europe.

 

New Office Location
We have moved our office from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. Our new location now ideally situated for easy access to the manufacturers and development houses we work with.

 

TECA Concept Vehicle

Innovation is the heart of what we do. We believe that innovation within new product development is the key to creating a successful market leading solution.

The TECA Concept Vehicle is a case study to illustrate our abilities to approach an existing product and radically redefine what it does and how it works.

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International
Design Seminar at the V&A

TECAtech were invited give a presentation to UK design companies at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Judging the next generation of designers

TECAtech were invited to judge in the First China Youth Crossover Creative Competition. The next generation of young designers were competing on the first ‘cross over’ design competition sponsored by SINA...

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WELCOME
NEWS
APPROACH
LOCATION
TEAM
DESIGN PROCESS
  OPPORTUNITY MAPPING
  CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  PROTOTYPING/MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDIES
  CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
  PORTABLE DVD PLAYER
  SIMPLE REMOTE CONTROL
  WIRELESS EAR BUDS
  HOME THEATRE SYSTEM
  DIGITAL CAMERA
  AUDIO VISUAL SUITE
  INTERNET RADIO
  MOBILE PHONE
  MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
  MEDICAL FILTER
  FLUID DRAINAGE TAP
  SPORTS EQUIPMENT
  CAR CLEANING BRUSH
  CYCLE TOOL
  CYCLE TRAILER
  SNOWBOARD ATTACHMENT
  TECATECH BIKE
JOBS


CONTACT US:

by email
info@tecatech.com

by phone
UK 44 01303 266 120 (studio)
HK 852 3529 2058 (studio)
CN 86 755 2513 1396 (studio)
CH 41 79 862 4926 (studio)





 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portable DVD Player

Working directly with manufacturers in China to provide products for the US and European markets has given us a greater understanding of how to get the best results and maintain design integrity throughout the product development process.

Working closely with Chinese Manufacturer KXD for our client, a well know US Brand, we provided Industrial Design and Mechanical Design guidance to ensure our original concept immerged from the manufacture process. Controlling and guiding manufacturers and development houses up to the point of production can mean the difference between success and failure when the product meets the customer.

 

Simple Remote Control

Remote controls are often crammed with all sorts of functions that are never or very rarely used. An important part of our approach to designing any human interface is to reduce the complexity.

In this example for a DVD recorder remote we studied the way the product was used and altered the design to prioritise the most popular functions and moved the less frequently used buttons to a hidden area of the remote for more advanced users.

This approach has the added benefit that customers build a degree of confidence in the product before they make the purchase rather than being put off by complicated looking controls. We used simple block prototypes to refine the ergonomics quite early on in the design process ensuring the most popular buttons were the most comfortable to use.

Wireless Ear Buds

Working with wireless technology company Kleer, we have helped to develop the world's first high quality wireless earbuds for MP3 players.

The headphones just launched in the US provide better sound quality than Bluetooth but last three times longer due to lower power consumption.

The headphones use a duel aerial system to eliminate the drop out problem common with Bluetooth headsets for phones.

To allow a first-to-market entry level product the final design used a cable to connect the two ear phones together – this greatly reduced cost as only one IC and battery was needed.

Home Theatre system

The fast moving market for consumer electronics requires a constant stream of new designs to keep pace with the competitors product offerings each season. We followed this range of home theatre DVD systems for two years updating the design and features in-line with the changing market position and price point.

 

Digital Camera

This high definition digital camcorder was designed to have a simple user interface and raise the price point to nearly twice that of the low definition model.

Modern electronic components often fail to give a true impression of their worth, although capable of taking very high quality pictures the small lens unit inside the camera fails to convey this.

Our approach for this model was to give greater emphasis to the lens, simplify the user interface and add value with materials and finishes but maintaining its compact size.

As part of the development process we made many ergonomic study models to test various orientations of components and use.

 

Audio Visual Suite

The Saturn audiovisual suite for Vivadi is a high-end TV and Hi-fi system. We worked with Vivadi to establish a future-proof design, extending the product lifecycle well beyond that of conventional consumer electronics.

The solution for this product was to separate out the elements of the design that would be suitable for longer-term use and those that were likely to change within a much shorter time scale. The range of products for Vivadi all incorporate a similar philosophy ; include the best technology to date – but allow the electronics to be easily updated in the future.

Removable modules which can be easily accessed and replaced by the user at home were used, as the technology changes or improves, only a small part of the product becomes outdated and there is no need to replace the whole system.

Internet Radio

We developed a range of internet radios for a large US brand, the brief was to develop different designs for specific user groups identified by the companies user feed back research. We demonstrated how a single design approach could be altered for each target group to provide a family of related solutions with a common aesthetic and interface.

 

Mobile Phone

Our recent mobile phone design has been focusing on the future needs of mobile users, adaptable applications, anti-theft design and a new look at how applications work.

 

 

Medical Filter

Smiths Medical is a market leader in anaesthesia and critical care, working with Smiths this project was an in-depth research and innovation study over a fourteen month period to integrate two important components in a hospital breathing system into one new patented product. By eliminating one of the components used in intensive care and surgery breathing systems large cost savings can be made for healthcare organisations and reduced dead-space and risk of disconnection benefit the patient. This project working directly with Smiths internal staff involved prototyping, testing and full risk analysis as well as patent research and filing.

Fluid Drainage Tap

Developed for SIMS Portex this urostomy drainage tap is designed for patients who have suffered from cancer of the bladder. After surgery a bag is used to collect fluid and patients release the fluid themselves every day. When dealing with such a personal and private matter a great deal of care needs to be taken to ensure the device works without fault and that the patients own concerns and recommendations are taken into account. Following research we improved the design for easy single handed use and added an adapter so male users could use an extra flexible tube when standing at a urinal. The design also reduced the number of parts used to two simple mouldings.

Car Cleaning Brush

Working with a large household products manufacturer, we developed an innovative new system for mixing detergent and water in this brush design. Designed for cleaning alloy car wheels this brush connects to a hose pipe and delivers a measured amount of detergent into the water stream discharged from the head. Our challenge was to create a leak-proof pressure vessel with the smallest possible number of parts.

 

Cycle Tool

We worked together with Minoura to revitalise and innovate within their existing range of bicycle repair tools. Following benchmark analysis of competitive products we identified the key selling features and better understood the trend of this market segment. We were then able to reassess the way the product worked and how it was used. This resulted in the end product having new features and a radical new look together with a good understanding of how it would actually be received in the market place.

Cycle Trailer

This patented cycle trailer is an in house project aimed at solving some of the problems of inner city transport. As bicycles are increasingly taking a more important role as an environmentally beneficial alternative to cars some of the limitations of cycling such as how to carry things becomes more apparent. Our in-house brief was to find a folding structure that could be used to carry a load by hand and then easily attach to a bicycle.

This patented cycle trailer is an in house project aimed at solving some of the problems of inner city transport. As bicycles are increasingly taking a more important role as an environmentally beneficial alternative to cars some of the limitations of cycling such as how to carry things becomes more apparent. Our in-house brief was to find a folding structure that could be used to carry a load by hand and then easily attach to a bicycle.

Snowboard attachment

The Snowbone is a patented snowboarding product that attaches to a snowboard to allow the user to ride the board like a scooter. Working with the inventor, we helped to prototype, test and develop the idea for manufacture. The patented method of attachment allows the snow board to flex and bend so the rider can steer and control the board. The snowbone fills several market gaps: affordable equipment for the first timer, user friendly equipment for the beginner and a cross over between BMX and snowboarding for the youth or the more adventurous.

 

TECA Concept Vehicle

TECA is a 'Microvehicle' concept aimed at improving the safety, convenience and efficiency of two-wheeled travel. The Aerodynamic shape should give performance improvements of around 35% and save fuel as well! The structure is a 'monocoque' (ie. the structural frame is on the outside) made from carbon fibre composite and honeycomb. It is light in weight and very strong. The outside structure will protect the occupant even when the bike is sliding down the road on its side.

Why do 45% of people in London travel to work in a car and only 1% use a motorbike?

Why are there no light weight efficient ‘micro-vehicles’ on the market today?

Why can’t lightweight efficient transport be safe as well?

Today’s problems of fuel shortages and environmental pollution issues are apparent to us all. Cars are, of course, a major contributor to global emissions and often a very inefficient way of using our limited fossil fuels, the technology needed to improve fuel efficiency and provide safe and enjoyable transport is already available.

The key to increasing the efficiency of a vehicle is to reduce the weight and improve the aerodynamics. With the use of modern composites, TECA provides a safe, comfortable and fun vehicle that goes faster and costs less to run. It also maintains the key benefits offered by two wheels such as beating the traffic-jams and parking.

 

Logitech Ultimate Ears UE3600 Headphones - November 2012

Our new headphone range for the UE brand was just launched starting with a wired product UE3600. this headphone includes comfortable rotating ear-cushions in a compact and ergonomic structure. Along with acoustic, ergonomic and structural development we conducted colour and pattern analysis to determine the best colour finish and trip options for the chosen markets.

 

 

 

Nikon S2600 and S3300 Launch - January 2012

As part of our ongoing Colour and Trend Research we worked with Nikon to Design Colours and Patterns for their new line up of entry level cameras. The Result was the stunning S2600 and S3300 camera ranges with our distinctive colour and pattern design on the front. The final colours have been rolled out across the world with record sales success.

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Active Noise Cancelling Headphones - January 2012

Working with one of the leading developers of Noise Cancellation Technology we have been exploring new Headphone Designs for improved Comfort and Audio quality. As well as superior Ergonomic Fit and Function we were able to reduce bulk and volume of the headphones whilst maintaining impressive acoustic performance.

 

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Fotanian Open Studio Show, Hong Kong- January 2012

At this year’s FOTANIAN exhibition we launched the latest additions to our SAMPOLO lighting range. Including a new Chandelier and wall mounted lights as well as updated desk and task-lighting all incorporating the latest LED technology and fully recyclable high value materials.

 

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Inclusive Design Phone Range, German Market- November 2011

Designed with Older users in mind but accessible to all by virtue of Simple Intuitive Interface and layout our rage of phones and docking stations are made to replace Cord-phones and Mobile handsets by allowing a single device to be used in the home as well as on the move.

 

 

Fotanian Open Studio Show, Hong Kong- October 2011

At this year’s FOTANIAN exhibition we opened our Hong Kong Studio to the public. Along with a selection of recent design work we exhibited 2D Graphics and Motion Graphics displays by Dina Guth and we Launched our new SAMPOLO lighting range. Using low voltage LED technology and high value recyclable materials our lights are designed to last a life time. The samples shown on display were especially manufactured for the exhibition and will be sold as limited editions.

 

 

Hong Kong Electronics Show - October 2010

At this year’s Hong Kong Electronics show our updated in car DVD player design now conforms to the latest European crash test regulations for use in the latest cars. Removing any sharp surfaces and edges was a real challenge without diluting and weakening the design. Even with these tight constraints we were still able to keep the design as we originally intended and even reduce part cost with an updated colour scheme.

 

Hong Kong Electronics Show - October 2010

Our User interface design was commended in this year's Hong Kong Electronic show. The clear intuitive layout and graphics provide a user friendly navigation for control of multiple functions as well as quick access to the most commonly used tasks.

 

 

IFA European Electronics Show, Germany - October 2010

At the annual European consumer electronics event our remote control designs were maintaining sales for the second year since the launch. Based on a simple ergonomic form the design provides ease of use with its simplified button layout and intuitive interface.

 

 

Shunde International Industrial Design Expo, China - September 2010

Shunde in Southern China is one of the world’s fastest growing Design Centres. As part of this year’s Design Expo (the third annual event) TECAtech were invited to exhibit in the Design Masters hall along with many of the world’s top Designers. As part of UK China Partners we were also exhibiting alongside other UK Design Companies and were invited to give a lecture to an audience of Chinese Designers and Businessmen.

With a focus on working with teams in both the UK and China our lecture 'Making a difference with multi-national design teams' explained how to manage teams of international designers to create business success. Drawing from our experiences as a UK design company working in China we talked about how to enhance partnership and exchange between UK and Chinese companies, helping both parties to understand of each other’s design ethos and values.

 

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Shenzhen Design Park, China - December 2009

TECAtech was offered a space in one of the world’s most ambitious design business parks located in the south of China. China has been investing heavily to build up its design and creative industries; one approach has been the construction of large creative industrial parks which can house a multitude of design related businesses all in one centralised location. Some design companies have expanded to meet local demand and government calls for growth with staff sizes of 1,000 or more. Our team in China were invited to whiteness the building and construction of the park and also took part in the opening ceremony. In the ceremony we were invited to be the first Western company to take a studio in the new building complex.

 

 

 

DesignUK , Tokyo Design Week - October/November 2009

Tokyo's Design festival is one of the most inspiring events of the year and as part of the Tokyo Design Week list of events Britain showcases a selection of its best Design talent. 'DesignUK' has been running now for six years and TECAtech have been there every year. In this year’s event a reception was given at the ambassador’s residence of the British embassy and we were invited on stage at 100% Design. As always there was lots to see, amongst our favourites were Eiji Shibata's Mangrove Chair and sleek folded table by Arata Asada and Miwa Aoyama.

 

 

British Business Awards, Beijing - November 2009

TECAtech celebrated as finalists of the British Business Awards 2009 in Beijing. At the award ceremony presented by the British Ambassador to China, Director of the CBBC and other important guests Andy James Lee thanked the organizers and the judges for the honour of being recognized for all the hard work the TECAtech team has put in over the years in China. As founder members of the China Design Taskforce TECAtech have been doing our best to represent British Design in the fast growing and competitive Chinese market. All of us at TECAtech are delighted with this award. To read more: http://www.britishbusinessawards.cn/

 

PRISM London, Eyewear Case - September 2009

PRISM Eyewear has just launched its new range of glasses which can be seen here, featuring a unique crystalline case made by TECAtech. We worked together with top London packaging designers SabotagePKG who developed the concept of a translucent case with real 'prism' qualities to show off the stylish range of glasses. The PRISM case uses a new plastic developed by DuPont which is both highly transparent and flexible so ideal for protecting glasses. TECAtech designed the case for manufacture and overcame many technical issues to perfect the complicated triangular shape.

 

 

IFA Consumer Electronics Fair Berlin- September 2009

IFA is the world's largest Consumer Electronics trade fair, the most important international exhibition for electronic products. This year saw the launch of our new TITAN remote control range for Vivanco. The TITAN 2000 series universal remote control is designed to be as user friendly and comfortable to use as possible. The sleek surfaces provide a rounded comfortable shape that fits naturally in the hand, ergonomically angled for improved functionality. The most frequently used buttons are prominently featured, large and easy to find with a durable responsive feeling. Other keys are smoothly integrated into the surface and are backlit with white LED’s for easy identification. A single Device selection key scrolls between TV and other devices providing exceptional access to all the functions and greatly reducing the keys needed.

 

 

International Furniture Fair - March 2009

We took part in China's biggest furniture exhibition representing the UK along with a host of other international design companies. China overtook Italy as the largest furniture exporter in 2005 and the purpose of this exhibition was to raise awareness of the UK design expertise among Chinese furniture manufacturers.

 

 

International Design Seminar Victoria & Albert Museum, London – February 2009

We were asked to present at a seminar aimed at design consultancies working in the arenas of branding, commercial interiors, product design, digital design and packaging that are looking to expand their business and clients outside the UK. The event was attended by many of the UK's leading design companies and organisations. As part of our presentation we talked about the results of our UK-China workshops and in particular advice on collaborating with Chinese companies and designers.

 

 

The First China Youth Crossover Creative Competition – Tecatech judging the next generation of designers

The next generation of young designer stars were competing on the first ‘cross over’ design competition sponsored by SINA, one of China’s most popular websites. Young designers from all over China were invited to take part in the first youth crossover creative competition and submitted more than 3000 pieces of work. The pressure was on with an award of 100 000 RMB for the winner at stake.

 

 

TECATECH - the first UK design company with a permanent presence in China - was chosen to analyze the work from an international perspective and judge from their outstanding experience within the field of Product Design. Judge Dina Guth from TECATECH was looking at the work alongside famous representatives of the Music, Dance, Movie and Graphic Design industry such as Yim Gum Tim, Sun Zhou, Yang Hui Lan and many more.

Shen Chen & Zhang Meng Lun secured the top prize with their work ”Here it is!” for the most original and creative work out of the strong body of entrants. The first price was given to a collage movie which convinced through originality and expression combined with refined and detailed visual language. The award attracted designers from over 21 provinces of China. They travelled to attend the elaborate winning ceremony which was held at Guangzhou's White goose Tam bar in Xin Yi Square.

The aim of the competition is to assist in the advancement of the practice and development of creativity in China and most importantly to encourage originality and creativity amongst young designers. This years titles were ‘creativity’ and ‘break through’ and embraced contributions from different creative practices such as film, animation, illustration, photography, advertising, graphic design, poetry, packaging and much more. For the coming year the organizers have expressed an interest to stretch the contribution field and encourage work from areas such as fashion, sculpture, and installation art, performance art…

This award really emphasis the need to push outside the boundaries and enhance creative thinking and new approaches within young Chinese talent. The judges were evaluating the cross between art and advertising of the young people’s work and emphasized that the work should be new and not just a different application of something already existing.

‘Surprisingly many of the works were comparable to an international standard and communicated to a world-wide audience incorporating strong Chinese cultural elements’ said Judge Dina Guth the business director of Tecatech.

This year’s winning entries are on display on the http://www.creative.vic.sina.com.cn website and exposed to more discussion.



 

Consumer Electronics Show China - July 2008

China’s International Consumer Electronics Show is in its 6th edition and has evolved into a prominent professional fair for the Asia Pacific region. Qingdao which will feature the sailing competition of this year’s Olympic games is home to the large Home Appliance brands and companies in China with Hisense, Haier and Aux.

Next to the exhibition tecatech was also giving a talk on the subject of innovation and new product development in China.

 

UK Design in China Event - London Design Week 2008

 

We have been running design workshops for Chinese companies and individuals for nearly two years now. As well as introducing western creative thinking and design techniques we have been documenting the different approaches between China and Europe and learning about the motivations, aspirations and values of Chinese designers and how these differ from the west.

Our recent presentation in the UK was titled 'UK Design in China' and focused on our own experiences and findings in China. Together with a panel of experts we discussed what the UK Creative Industry can achieve in China and what kind of boundaries may need to be taken into consideration for designers and businesses alike.

Thanks to all the workshop participants for their time and effort.

 

UK Workshop

 

please see the Creatve Connexions web site for more details>>>

 

Tokyo Design Week 2007

 

Britain's pool of design talent and creativity was brought to this year's Tokyo Design Week in Japan last week, in the shape of the fourth annual DesignUK 07.

The programme, organised by UK Trade & Investment, the British Embassy and the British Council in Tokyo, is the UK's annual trade mission and showcase of British design groups in Japan.

This year it involved designers from 11 British consultancies carrying out presentations on the latest in UK design, followed by a seminar featuring Ross Lovegrove and Japanese product designer Naoto Fukasawa.

Lovegrove's presentation focused on the 'philosophy of form', while Fukasawa spoke on the 'core of awareness'. Lovegrove also used the occasion to launch his lightweight carbon case, Onehundred&ten, created for Globetrotter.

Participating groups included Joseph Joseph, Andrew Lang Product Design, The Division, TKO Design, Universal Design Studio, Contemporary Art Holdings, DPA Lighting Consultants, Keech Design, Tecatech, Seymour Powell and Sheridan & Co. Pearson Lloyd, which presented collections at 100% Design Tokyo and Design Tide - both part of Tokyo Design Week - also attended the event.

TKO, in collaboration with Olympus Future Creation Laboratory, unveiled an LCD display called EyeTrek, which enables the user to receive all kinds of visual information via mobile networks. Olympus worked closely with Andy Davey at TKO, who created the detailed product design and product positioning for EyeTrek.

According to Iain Willis, commercial officer, British Embassy Tokyo, 'With DesignUK 07 we set out to put on a more compact event than in some years, but with more profile. We've worked hard to raise the profile of UK design in Japan.'

 

 

CURRENT JOB VACANCIES

HONG KONG OFFICE

We are currently seeking the following positions in our Hong Kong Office:

Assistant / Administrator

Fluent mandarin speaker with excellent English skills, experience working in consultancy an advantage. Self motivated and willing to work hard. The candidate should be self confident and capable of business negotiations together with foreign staff. Willing to travel to China on a regular basis.

 

Project / Client Manager

Fluent mandarin speaker with excellent English skills, experience working in consultancy an advantage. Self motivated and willing to work hard. The candidate should be self confident and capable of business negotiations together with foreign staff.

 

CHINA OFFICE

We are currently seeking the following positions in our Shenzhen Office:

Personal Assistant

Fluent mandarin speaker with excellent English skills, experience working with foreigners important. Cantonese and HK visa an advantage. Self motivated and willing to work hard. The candidate should be self confident and capable of business negotiations together with foreign staff.

Engineers

The person we are looking for will need to be self motivated, intelligent, personable and be able to cope with the pressure of working to deadlines. English language skills important, mechanical design in consumer electronics essential, excellent CAD skills including solid works needed. Must show samples of previous experience and successful projects. Capable of working independently in small teams.

Designers

we are always looking for fresh design talent, CAD skills and Rendering along with hand sketching a must. We will only consider the highest standard applicants. Please send samples of hand sketches, solid modelling and design work together with your CV.

 

UK OFFICE

We are always looking for new creative talent in our UK office, a willingness to travel to China and work closely with our manufacturers there is essential. High energy and enthusiasm is a must together with working to tight deadlines and self motivation. Our office is a multicultural environment and most of our projects are international so travel is necessary. We also consider placements and internships.

How to apply: As well as a CV/resume, please send a brief description of yourself together with work examples in a way that will help us to pick you out from the crowd. We will interview as soon as we have seen a suitable candidate. Applications should be directed to jobs@tecatech.com


 

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