Jury Member

Xin Xiangyang

Professor and Dean, School of Design, Jiangnan University

Wuxi, China

Xin holds a PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University with research interests in interaction and service design, cultural studies, and product development. He looks at how design, both professionally and philosophically, contributes to transformations of lifestyles, businesses and societies.

Xin is currently leading a “Redesign Design Education” movement in China. It aims to reform design education responding to the extending scope and evolving principles of design, from “logic of things to logic of behaviors.”

Xin has internationally spoken and conducted workshops on interaction design and cultural innovation, and has served as a guest professor widely in China including Tsinghua University and Shenyang University of Technology. His professional practices covers a variety of industries with partners including United States Postal Services, Efficiency Unit of Hong Kong Government, P&G, Changhong, ASTRI (Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Ltd., Hong Kong), Philips and etc.

Xin has actively served for professionally communities. He is the current 1) President of Experience Design Committee, Shenzhen Industrial Design Society, 2) Direct of Technology and Research, Jiangsu Provincial Associations of Industries of Industrial Design, 3) Vice President of Interaction Design Committee, Guangdong Provincial Industrial Design Association, 4) national board member, Industrial Design Group, Chinese Association of Engineers. Xin had also co-founded and served as the first Chair of IDSA China Chapter.


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