“YODEX” was established in 1981, and since TDC took over the execution in 2004, it has strived to further develop the exhibition with emphases on branding, professionalism, and internationalization. Currently, YODEX is one of the most prominent joint design exhibitions by students of different design departments, showcasing works of diverse fields including product design, graphic design, package design, visual communication design, space and landscape design, fashion design, digital media design, and craft design. Every year, over 4,000 entries and 9,000 young designers from 140 departments of over 60 schools participate in the exhibition.
In addition to the exhibition, YODEX also features Golden Pin Design Award, and YODEX academia-industry cooperative project, and invites enterprises across sectors to participate, making it the most important platform for discovery of Taiwan's brilliant design talents and outstanding creativity. In 2007, YODEX was recognized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) as the largest show of student-created designs.