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Open Access Research Paper
 IDC 2022/12
Vol.1, Iss.4 : 10-17

Analysis of Taiwan Calligraphy Design and Experience by the Delphi Method

Yen-Chang Chen1*, Yi-Ting Huang2, Lai-Chung Lee3 and Chieh-Ju Huang4

1College of Design, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 10608, Taiwan
2Department of Interaction Design, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 10608, Taiwan
3Multimedia and Game Development, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Hsinchu 30401, Taiwan
4Department of Information Communication, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan City 320315, Taiwan

Received:October 30, 2022; Revised:November 15, 2022; Accepted:November 30, 2022; Published:December 30, 2022
The handwriting on the street is Taiwanese folk art and represents the life of Taiwanese people. As the actual needs of people, it is also derived from the practical functions of people’s daily life. The materials, processing techniques, and styles in the artworks describe the lifestyle and culture, and even the life attitude and life needs metaphorically. In this research, an open website platform, “Taiwan Calligraphy and Painting”, was built and used for more than one year. This platform allowed users to upload handwritten characters or hand-painted murals from alleys and streets to it, and all these artworks were commented on and annotated. The location from Google Maps was integrated into this platform, so the users understood where the artworks were found. Nearly 1,000 pieces of artwork were categorized for 6 different features “food, clothing, housing, transportation, education, and others”. We used Delphi Method to explore the media and carriers of the handwriting from the streets. 64 scholars and experts participated in the questionnaire survey. The reliability of the first-round survey was evaluated to be high. The second round survey was organized based on the first round one with a Likert five-point scale. These questions of the questionnaire were modified by the values of the InterQuartile Range. The handwriting culture represents the common people in Taiwan as cultural and creative products. The result of this research and the platform provided the foundation for further study to understand the Taiwan handwriting from people’s point of view more in detail.

Keywords:  Handwriting, Folk art, Delphi Method, Restricted code, Locality

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Citation:Chen, Y.C., & Huang, Y.T., & Lee, L.C., & Huang, C.J.(2022). Analysis of Taiwan Calligraphy Design and Experience by the Delphi Method. Innovation on Design and Culture, 1(4), 10-17.

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