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Mau-Sheng Hou

Mau-Sheng Hou is a Ph.D. in Immunology with experience in biotech and pharmaceutical industry. His hair root product formulation started as botanic only and now has an ideology for sustainability implemented through product design. For him, a good design should trigger a second thought for the audience.

1Please give us a brief bio of yourself and your design background.

Hi, my name is Mau-Sheng Hou. I have a PhD in immunology with years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.

2What made you become/why did you choose to become a designer/artist?

Our hair root product formulation began as "botanic only". We further implemented our "ideology for sustainability" through product design and development. A designer is what it takes, but not what it names.

3Tell us more about your agency/company, job profile, and what you do.

DEZONE focused on health care for the hair root. We create innovative delivery methods that facilitate the deep absorption of botanic-based formulations for each hair follicle. Strengthened root comes from counteracting growth burdens including oxidative stress, scalp microbiome, and hormone metabolites.

4What does “design” mean to you?

“Design” means extraction of elements from existing products; Repurpose through new organisation in sequence, ratio, or special allocation that gives the target audience a novelty perception or an innovative functionality.

5What’s your favorite kind of design and why?

Simple, transparent, straightforward. Customers can understand intuitively.

6To you, what makes a “good” design?

A “good” design could trigger a “second thought” for the audience.

7How did you come up with the idea for your award-winning design?

Have a cup of coffee with my wife as we discuss the future of our children.

8What was your main source of inspiration for this design?

Colour of beetles in the forest.

9Do you think your country and its cultural heritage has an impact on your design process?

The “pragmatic” in our culture had a great impact on my design.

10Congratulations! As the winner of the French Design Awards, what does it mean to you and your company and team to receive this award distinction?

Being recognised by a global design award is a huge honour for us and the company. The award fuels our motivation for more great designs in the future.

11Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the French Design Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?

The "Eucalyptus & Evening Primrose Serum" for hair root micron-care is one of our innovative products under the "DEZONE" series. The serum is especially good for those struggling with excessive hair loss and dandruff problems. We wanted to share this product with everyone who finds work stressful yet still embraces the challenges.

12What were the main challenges you faced during the design process, and how did you overcome them?

Placing elements extracted from different products and putting them together in a new way can lead to "inadequate fitness" between these elements. To overcome these “inconsistent” or “awkward” situations, we need to adjust the balance between “creativity” and “functionality”.

13How do you think winning this award will impact your future as a designer?

Participating in design award events encourages us to think more globally and learn from designers from different fields.

14What are your top three (3) favorite things about the design industry?

Designs that bring people together unexpectedly.

15What sets your design apart from others in the same category?

Our design path was "outside-in." We are not "well trained" but have come into the specific product design from "outside the box".

16Where do you see the evolution of design industry going over the next 5-10 years?

Creativity comes from the "NEW" way people can see the world. Then, AI learns from our NEW experiences and saturates the industry instantly.

17What advice do you have for aspiring designers who want to create award-winning designs?

Try your best to see the world in a new way.

18What resources would you recommend to someone who wants to improve their skills in the design industry?

We can still study the pattern/forms/colour/rhythm of Biology and Nature.

19Who has inspired you in your life and why?

Those who find me annoying. Because “friction” helps identify “integration”. The process of self-integration is always inspiring!

20What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?

Faith, Family, and Friends.

21Do you have anything else you would like to add to the interview?

Please try our serum product! It is really good for reducing hair loss!

Winning Entry

Eucalypyus & Evening Primrose Serum For Hair-Root Micron-Care | 2024

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DEZONE Aromatic Serum for Hair & Scalp For Hair-Root Micron Care is the perfect solution for those who want a luxurious and seamless user experience. The serum comes in a glass ampoule, which ensures that …
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Mau-Sheng Hou

Mau-Sheng Hou is a Ph.D. in Immunology with experience in biotech and pharmaceutical industry. His hair root product formulation started as botanic only and now has an ideology for sustainability implemented through product design. For him, a good design should trigger a second thought for the audience.


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