Under the relentless efforts of collaboration among several professors in our design college, The Original Creative Center (TOCC) was founded in 2004 as a professional sector with the understanding that, to enhance industrial competitiveness and to bring industries in Taiwan to the international stage, different professional fields had to be integrated together. The center started its operation on 1/1/2005. Multiple industry-university collaboration projects were initiated with the spirit of design education and with the goal to create a win-win opportunity for our school’s reputation and the development of the industries.
依據行政院於九十一年五月核定之「挑戰2008－國家發展重點計畫」之「文化創意產業發展計畫」將創意設計列為發展重點，藉由創意設計的方式，來提昇生活用品設計的能力，協助業者開發新產品同時培育設計人才，利用創意、精緻及市場區隔之發展策略，來提昇產業的優勢，引導其建立自有品牌，將產品再次成功的行銷各國。藉由推廣建立業者缺乏的新技術、新產品研發及國際行銷通路的資訊體系，讓業者瞭解研發、設計、行銷的理念及程序。逐步走出 OEM 生產模式，邁入ODM自行研發新技術、新產品，自創品牌的 OBM 之新境界，達到根留台灣的理想。
According to the Cultural and Creative Industry Development Plan in the Challenge 2008: National Development Plan proposed by the Administrative Yuan in May, 2002, creative designing was listed as an important developmental goal. By increasing the ability to design daily supplies creatively, businesses can get assistance to develop new products and new talents can be formed simultaneously. With strategies focusing on product creativity, product refinement and market segmentation that make our industries more advantageous, we aim to build our own brands and once again sell our products all around the globe. By introducing new techniques, new product developing methods and enlarging international marketing information network that our businessmen are currently short of, they can understand the idea and process of R&D and marketing. Phasing out from OEM producing model into the ODM, own designing and manufacturing model and the new level OBC, self branding and manufacturing, we aim to root our own businesses in Taiwan.
中心架構 (Central framework:)
With the spirit to improve designing education and industries, four departments: (education promotion, results management, university-industry collaboration, R&D designing), were set up internally to specialize office work. Through seamless collaboration between the academic field and the industrial field, we offer a more comprehensive education style of design knowledge and industrial techniques.
課程研議與教學，招生考試與宣導，教學成果推廣，就業輔導(course discussion and teaching) (advertisement and entrance exams for new students) (promotion of teaching results)(career counseling)
培養學生具備數位時代產品研發之各項技能與知識，整合研發成果之智慧財產權與管理。(cultivate students with the skills and knowledge of product development required in a digital era, and integrate the management and the intellectual property rights of the research and development results.)
產學合作(university-industry collaboration)：研究案，研發案，產學合作案，社區總體營造，其他委託案 (research cases, development cases, collaboration cases, comprehensive community development, and other cases )
研發設計(R&D designing)：數位設計，文化及人因設計應用，產業界發展趨勢，文化創意知識傳遞 (digital design, cultural and human factor design application, developmental trend of the industries, the passing-down of the cultural and creative knowledge)
為提升設計時效與縮短開發時程（即：構想發展→3D建構→草模試做→細部修正→精模製作），讓設計與實務之CAD / CAM能夠完整結合，本中心於96年購置高速加工中心機（簡稱CNC），同時進行人員的培訓，達到快速設計的標準，教學與服務相輔相成的理想目標。高速加工中心機扮演著設計原型機加工的角色，其快速的加工且精準條件也成為本中心設計服務不可或缺的利器。
In order to increase the designing efficiency and to shorten the time span of product development, including “idea development”, “3D modeling”, “prototype making” and “fine molding” so that CAD/CAM (computer aided design/manufacturing) can be combined, our center purchased CNC (Computer Numerical Control) in 2007 and simultaneously trained operating personnel to live up to the standard of high speed designing and the ideal to bring education and service together. CNC plays an important role in enhancing the prototypes of our design. Its high-speed operation and precise function make itself an indispensable tool for this center.
In order to make students realize the importance of increasing efficiency and shortening developing time span, we offer this service and accept operating requests based on the facility management protocols of the institution.
With the experiences from university-industries collaboration model, we aim to push forward a long term partnership for us and the industries, importing techniques from the industrial field and thus enhancing the overall effect of the collaboration. Moreover, we expect to output the results of our collaboration into products; thus achieving the win-win situation. Furthermore, it is also beneficial for corporates when building strategies for developing product design and when forming marketing strategies for the products, gradually improving the design quality and the blueprint for marketing towards a sustainable goal.
中心成果 Results of the Original Creative Center:
Under the efforts of the head of our center and several committee members, our collaboration projects cover a very wide range of departments, including the ministry of economic affairs, ministry of education, ministry of science and technology, ministry of culture, council of agriculture and middle and small businesses. For example, the National Development Plan, museum souvenirs competition and product manufacturing, industry-collaboration projects and the annual acrylic design competition…etc. They all attract nearly to a thousand competitors to participate, which is a very rich amount. The products include: office items such as office chair and computer table, normal household furniture such as living room set, bedroom set, Home SPA facilities, and recreational chairs, household facilities such as coffee machine, tea set, tea brewer, kitchenware, toilet seat, storage cabinet and audio cabinet, and others such as robots, cellphones, stationeries, stroller, jazz drum parts, driving equipment and guiding sticks for the blinds, etc. They were all well-recognized by the collaborating corporations.