7 episodes

Welcome to The Design Asylum where we investigate the insanity that is design. The Design Asylum aims to have dialougues, discussions and debates on anything and everything design related. Whether it is rhetorical, theoretical, philosophical or practical, we intend to discuss it and disect it. Our guests on the show range from working profesionals, design educators and former students. Our focus will be on individuals, topics and news that is primarily centred within South Asia and Southeast Asia but not limited to it.

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The Design Asylum The Design School, Taylor's University

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Welcome to The Design Asylum where we investigate the insanity that is design. The Design Asylum aims to have dialougues, discussions and debates on anything and everything design related. Whether it is rhetorical, theoretical, philosophical or practical, we intend to discuss it and disect it. Our guests on the show range from working profesionals, design educators and former students. Our focus will be on individuals, topics and news that is primarily centred within South Asia and Southeast Asia but not limited to it.

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    Hiding In The Toilet

    Hiding In The Toilet

    Chia Yee Hsean or Sam, graduated from the BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design at The Design School, Taylor’s University in the 2019.

    At the design school she was known for her hard working attitude, her talent for quirky memorable illustrations and as a good communicator. She was also know to shed a tear or two.

    In this episode we talk about swearing, her student life, transitioning from student life to working life and her go-to safe space the toilet.


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    • 40 min
    Happiness in Design Education

    Happiness in Design Education

    What is happiness and how do we define it? Join Vinod Nair, a senior lecturer at The Design School, Taylors University, Noranis Ismail, a lecturer specialising in design theory and applications and together with the host, Asrizal Razali, Programme Director of Bachelor of Design (Hons) Creative Media, Taylors University as they discuss and throw in their opinion on what is happiness in learning design and why some students are unhappy in learning design. Opinions expressed here are solely their own and do not represent the views or opinions of their employer or this site.


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    • 48 min
    Gender Architecture in Urban Spatial Design

    Gender Architecture in Urban Spatial Design

    In conjunction with International Women's Day, an interesting topic discussing an idea behind Gender Architecture which started as a passion derived from the speaker's Master thesis from Oxford Brookes University which focusing on women. The invited speaker, Aishah Mokhtar, produced her final thesis titled Women's Haven: Cultivating Moments of Paradise were nominated for several awards including featured in Super Architects and Koozarch. She continued portraying it with her recent installation work named 'The Veil: Collecting Fragments of Layers through Woman's Gaze'.

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    • 18 min
    Art as a Form of Therapy

    Art as a Form of Therapy

    This episode is aim to share some interesting art journey and its relations to self therapy from a well-known artist who has big passion in fine art that have many different artwork collections. The invited speaker, Dr Elis Syuhaila Mokhtar who is an artist and also an educator teaching art to undergraduate students. Starting life as an artist was originally out of her deep passion but never cross her mind that her art can be an inspiration to others to overcome self emotion in life.

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    • 45 min
    Starting Life as a Young Designer

    Starting Life as a Young Designer

    This episode is to hear some interesting story from a young designer who has big passion in interior design and all that come with it. Starting life as a young designer facing many obstacles and uncertainties especially in the current situation of Covid-19 that mostly dampened the opportunity in career growth. The invited speaker is one of our alumni, Irfaan Mustun who has recently graduated and continue his passion as designer back to his hometown in Mauritius. Hope this episode give some insights of his journey and giving pleasure in listening.

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    • 36 min
    Collaboration Projects: Together, We Create

    Collaboration Projects: Together, We Create

    Project collaboration is a method by which teams and team leaders plan, coordinate, control and monitor the project they are working on. This collaborative process works across departmental, corporate and national boundaries and helps especially with projects as they grow in complexity. This episode is a sharing session with Ms Suzy Sulaiman, one of the sought collaborative leader in Malaysia that have involved various type of projects locally and internationally. Her jovial insights on her experiences throughout the whole process and involvement with many different parties in the team has given a fresh thought in design world. I find it is an insightful experience.

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    • 24 min

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