現任台灣設計研究院院長、世界設計組織WDO理事、交通大學建築研究所教授、學學文化創意基金會副董事長、台東設計中心執行長。曾任台東縣副縣長兼文化處處長、交通大學總務長、交通大學建築研究所所長、A+@ Architecture Studio主持人。著作有”當代建築觀念美學”、”歐洲魅力新建築”、”看見北美當代建築”。1994年哈佛大學設計學院設計碩士、1992年俄亥俄州立大學建築碩士。
台灣設計研究院：跨域整合設計創價服務平台，以國家設計政策引領產業創新，發展高價值設計知識與應用。「設計」正以前所未有的速度影響全球，它在國家經濟、文化、社會當中所扮演的角色重要性與日俱增，且越來越多其他產業將設計視為核心競爭力，藉由設計能量驅動企業，帶動國家整體的經濟發展。因此政府於2020年成立國家級設計研究院「財團法人台灣設計研究院」（Taiwan Design Research Institute，簡稱TDRI）。
Chi-Yi CHANG is the current President at Taiwan Design Research Insititute，Board Memberof the World Design Organization，and Professor at the Graduate Institute of Architecture at the National Chiao Tung University，Vice Chairman at Xue Xue Foundation，CEO at Taitung Design Center. He was Deputy governorof Taitung County Government. Previously Vice President for General Affairs in National Chiao Tung University，the director of the Graduate Institute of Architecture in National Chiao Tung University and the director of A+@ Architecture Studio, he has published several books including Contemporary Architecture: the Concept of Aesthetic, European Charm: New Architecture, and Contemporary Architecture of North American in Focus.He received his Master in Design Studies (MDes) from Harvard Design School in 1994 and his Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) from Ohio State University in 1992.
TDRI: Interdisciplinary Value-added Design Service Platform，Leading industrial innovation with national design policy to develop high-value design knowledge and applications.Design is taking the world by storm. It plays an increasingly important role in the economy, culture, and society of a country. Meanwhile, more and more industries are treating design as a core competitive advantage. With this in mind, the government is establishing the “Taiwan Design Research Institute” (TDRI) in 2020. The aim of this project is to capitalize on Taiwan’s strengths in design to drive industrial development and the overall economic growth.
The TDRI plans to consolidate public resources from a wide range of government agencies with “the power of design,” promoting design as a central governance value and as a national defense strategy. The Institute is expected to guide the sustainable development of industries and society, which should in turn improve the living quality of the general public. It can assist the government in making national design policy and increasing governance efficiency. In addition, through an integrated interdisciplinary approach, the Institute will introduce design-based thinking into government administration, drive talent cultivation in the private sector, and build businesses that lead the design industry.