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Academic Report: Academic Research and Methods in Design Studies



Lecture: Academic Research and Methods in Design Studies

Speaker: Prof. Liu Xiaojian

Venue: Room A101, Art Gallery, West Campus  

Date:  Sunday, October 28, 2018  

Time: 14:30-17:00  

Speaker Introduction

Dr.Liu Xiaojian is a professor of Industrial Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University of Technology. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from China University of Mining and Technology, and PhD degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University. He is also a Postdoctoral Fellow of Zhejiang University, Visiting Scholar of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) School of Design. He was selected in the third batch of the “New Century 151 Talent Project” in Zhejiang Province. He is the Technical Minister of Zhejiang Industrial Design Technology Innovation Service Platform, and the Director of the Basic Research Department of Hangzhou Industrial Design Innovation Service Platform. His main research interests are design theory and design technology. His research interests include products, software, planes, ancient Chinese architecture, and intangible cultural heritage. He has presided over 2 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 National Torch Plan, 1 National Cultural Relics Bureau project, and several provincial-level projects. He also published a monograph and several academic papers.

Lecture Content

The report will focus on the academic and scientific research activities of design, elaborating on the opportunities and challenges that design education will be given to the development by the technological advancement. In fact, the research of design science has a broad space and a relatively tolerant attitude. The theory, technology, academics, design and even personal interests of design art can be closely connected. Prof. Liu will share his more than ten years of design and research experience, including research topics for design teachers, national-level project application, design graduate course teaching and thesis topics, and research methods for design studies.

All are welcome.

School of Arts and Design

October 26, 2018

[Translated by Lv Bo]

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