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Academic Report: Creativity in Design Research and Topics


Lecture: Creativity in Design Research and Topics

Speaker: Dr. Liu Xiaojian

Venue: Room A101, Art Gallery, West Campus

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018

Time: 18:30-20:00

Speaker Introduction  

Dr. Liu is a professor at the Industrial Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University of Technology. He received his BA and MA from China University of Mining and Technology, and his PhD degree from the Northwestern Poly-technical University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow of Zhejiang University, visiting Scholar of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) School of Design. He supervises students majoring in both Design & Computer Science.

He was selected in the third group 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 has 2 monographs and several academic papers published.

Lecture Content

Design requires creativity and it is particularly true in design research requires creativity. Design is a cross-disciplinary discipline. The theoretical basis, the application of technical results, and the combination and collaboration between disciplines in solving design problems require more innovation and creativity than other professions. Based on his many years of design research practice and exploration, Prof. Liu accumulated a wealth of wisdom in design research, he would like to share with people who have the interests in design research. The lecture is hoped to inspire us and change the atmosphere in this area.

[Translated by Ni Rongzi]

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