Research Teams


• Research Team:  Design Philosophy

Team leader: Prof. Xin Xiangyang (

Research Fields:

  1. Design thinking
  2. Methods in Design
  3. New Aesthetics
  4. Design Education
  5. Healthcare design (International Joint laboratorywith University of Cincinnati)

• Research Team: Conservation and Renewal of Architecture Heritage & Art

Team leader: Prof. Guo Weimin (

 Research Fields:

  1. Comparative study and classification of architecture heritage& art
  2. Architecture heritage& art protection methods
  3. Tradition-basedinnovative design methods and theories

• Research Team: System Innovation and Design Strategy

Team leader: Prof. Zhang Linghao (

Research Fields:

  1. Theories and methods of system innovation
  2. Sustainable systems innovation strategy(commercial, cultural, social)
  3. Design intervention strategies for regional innovation and traditional handicraft transformation

• Research Team: Interaction Design

Team leader: Prof. Xin Xiangyang (

Research Fields:

  1. Product interaction design theory and methods;
  2. Public transport space interaction design;
  3. User experience design of the smart home environment

• Research Team: Research of Visual Cultural Heritage in Taihu Lake Area

Team leader: Prof. Wang Qiang (>)

Research Fields:

  1. The visual and style characteristics of the external form of the visual cultural heritage
  2. Thetraditional crafts and production methods of living visual cultural heritage

• Research Team: Regional Culture and Visual Design Research 

Team leader: Prof. Wang Anxia (

Research Fields:

  1. Traditional folk art and culture;
  2. Sustainable design study of the geographical visual culture and forms

• Research Team: Design Methodology 

Team Leader: Prof. Gu Ping 

Research Fields:

  1. Comparative study on Chinese and Western design;
  2. Study on Design Evaluation System;
  3. Study on traditional Chinese designthinking