Theme of the year
The theme of the 2018 YODEX is "Turn." "Turn" means turning, turning around, and turning into new things; it also symbolizes a continuous and repeated driving force. This year's YODEX is a brand new thematic design exhibition for students that has evolved and transformed through discussions among all sectors. This year's main visual design is selected from the YODEX academia-industry cooperative project. Designed by Chen Cheng-yuan from Ming Chi University of Technology, the main visual features turned characters to echo the theme, symbolizing that the exhibition has continued to accumulate, repeat, and progress through the experience of past years. Over the years, YODEX has shone and been recognized, and has also experienced setbacks and failures; however, these have all been turned into boundless energy for YODEX to evolve and reinvent itself.