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+A New Landscape

In the information age of economic globalization, new technology clusters are pushing human civilization to a new stage. Big data, artificial intelligence, advanced intelligent manufacturing, green technology, etc. have created new patterns, technology and social development have become closer, and professional boundaries are becoming Dispelled, new things continue to emerge.  The object, content, process and method that design faces in the process of problem solving will also face huge challenges. Design education, design research, and design practice will inevitably blend with cutting-edge technology and evolve together in the fields of technological innovation, cultural innovation, and business innovation. In 2021, the industrial design (intelligent design) major of the School of Creativity and Art of ShanghaiTech University came into being, exploring the establishment of a new design education paradigm in a small-scale, high-level, international research-oriented and innovative university. It is the challenge and opportunity given by the times.

The theme of Tongji Design Week 2021 is A New Landscape. As a sub-forum of Tongji Design Week to gather wisdom and explore intelligent design education, this forum invites guests from College of Design & Innovation of Tongji University and the School of Creativity and Art of ShanghaiTech University to work together from the three dimensions of design education, industrial practice, and the integration of science and art. Explore the link between technology and design, explore the relationship between intelligent design in virtual and reality, and plan the future of intelligent design education.

In the field of art and design, different colleges and universities have different cultural and artistic climates. The forum aims to gather their own heterogeneous thinking and exploration, collide with each other, and give feedback to each other. Create a meaningful cross-industry and cross-disciplinary exchange platform for academic institutions of different backgrounds. The forum links the two colleges to share academic resources, laboratory space, enhance teacher-student exchanges, and build a design innovation of Each to appreciate their own virtues, and if they can co-exist, there will be harmony in the world. Ecological alliance to jointly promote the development of intelligent design education.

+Sub-forum schedule


Guest sign


Dean's Speech

Vice President Shouzhi Wang/Vice President Yongqi Lou

Session 1: A new paradigm of intelligent design under boundary resolution


Intelligent data visualization and information communication design education

-Professor Nan Cao


The evolution of smart design education

-Professor Mingde Gu



Session 2: The new trend of integration led by intelligent design


Space-time AI empowers a new paradigm of digital twin city design

  -Researcher Haofen Wang


Interdisciplinary design education under the new pattern of science and technology

-Professor Hua Yang



Session 3: Design Creativity under IntelliSense


The essence of technology

-Professor Xiangyang  Xin


Artificial Intelligence and Art

-Professor Jun Wang



17:30-18:30   Teachers and students new year tea party

Presenter:Keynote Presenters

Professor Nan Cao, Director of the Intelligent Big Data Visualization Laboratory, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Data Design Courses, and Doctoral Supervisor of Tongji University. Before joining Tongji, he served as a researcher at the IBM Watson Research Institute and the co-chairman of the IBM Global Visualization and Graphics Society. During his nearly ten years in the IBM research department, he has won the IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, the IBM Outstanding Research Achievement Award, and a number of IBM Innovation Achievement Awards. Professor Nan Cao has published more than 90 papers (including more than 40 CCF Class A papers) in important international academic journals and conferences in the field of data science, and has applied for nearly 40 patents (more than 20 authorized), and obtained "Microsoft's Most Valuable Expert" title, "ACM Shanghai Rising Star Award", and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology School of Engineering "Outstanding Doctoral Research Award" and many other awards.

Professor Mingde Gu, Director of Lab for Experiential and Affective Design (LEAD Lab), School of Creativity and Art, ShanghaiTech University. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in the early 1980s, and then worked in several top California design companies such as Designworks and RKS design. In 1991, Professor Gu Mingde moved to Taiwan, China to establish the I+U design office. Under the emerging background of the Chinese economy turning from the manufacturing era to the innovation era, he assisted many companies to establish brand strategies. His clients include Lenovo , Acer, Asus, IBM, Canon, HTC, ViewSonic, BMW and other well-known domestic and foreign companies. At the same time, the I+U design firm led by Gu Mingde has won many international awards in the process of innovation, and soon became the first choice of many graduates and designers.

Professor Jun Wang , Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Art Lab (AIDA Lab), Shanghai University of Science and Technology, Professor of Computer Department of University College London (UCL), Director of Internet Science and Big Data Analysis. Mainly research intelligent information systems, including data mining, computational advertising, recommendation systems, machine learning, reinforcement learning, generative models, etc., published more than 100 academic papers, won the best paper awards for many times, and is an internationally recognized computing advertising Experts in learning and intelligent recommendation systems. 

Professor Haofen Wang, Ph.D. in Computer Applied Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai Excellent Ph.D., Distinguished Researcher of the Hundred Talents Program of Tongji University. His research interests and expertise are artificial intelligence, knowledge graphs, natural language processing, conversational user interaction, and intelligent content generation. He is one of the initiators of OpenKG, the world's largest Chinese open knowledge graph alliance. Published "Natural Language Processing Practice""Knowledge Graph Method, Practice and Application" and other books. He has also been invited to serve as a speaker at many international and domestic intelligence summits such as the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, and has served as the chairman of the knowledge graph direction at the top domestic natural language processing conference NLPCC for many times. He has long served as ISWC, WWW, AAAI and other international top artificial intelligence Member of the Conference Program Committee. He constructed the world's first interactive virtual idol-Amber·Xuyan. The intelligent customer service robot built has served more than 1 billion users and was successfully selected as the best AI application case of the China Artificial Intelligence Industry Development Alliance.

Professor Xiangyang Xin, the founder of XXY Innovation design thinking and strategy consulting, a doctoral supervisor, a doctor of philosophy in design from Carnegie Mellon University, and the former dean of the School of Design of Jiangnan University. In 2007, he founded China's first interactive design major at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research focuses on emerging fields such as interaction design, user experience, service design, and design strategy. He puts forward the five elements of interaction, behavioral logic, from user experience to experience design, and the butterfly effect of design (IDR lifestyle design method). Theories and methods. He has successively won the Top Ten Chinese Industrial Design Educators, IXDA "Future Voice of Interaction" Annual Award, National Teaching Achievement Second Prize, Guanghua Longteng China Design Contribution Award Silver and Gold Medal, "40 Chinese Design in 40 Years of Reform and Opening-up", "70 Chinese designers for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China" and other honorary titles.

Professor Hua Yang, Executive Director of Design Interaction Visual Lab (DIV Lab), School of Creativity and Art, ShanghaiTech University, graduated from the Information Media Major of the Peter Berens School of Architecture and Design, Düsseldorf University of Technology, Germany, and is a registered designer in Germany. Main research directions: user experience, interaction design and new media art. Engaged in university education for many years, training students to work in well-known domestic Internet companies to engage in user research and interaction design. Personal art works have been exhibited worldwide and have won many international awards in the field of digital media.

+Introduction of College

College of Design & Innovation in Tongji University, developed from the Art and Design Department of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, was formally established in May 2009. The establishment of the college is to better respond to the needs of design and innovation from social, economic, technological and environmental changes, especially the background of the transition from "Made in China" to "Created in China", the transformation of economic growth methods, and the upgrading of industrial structure The development needs of Shanghai, and the sustainable development-oriented discipline development strategy of Tongji University. The college is committed to cultivating the leading talents of sustainable design innovation urgently needed in the new era. The overall construction goal is to become an international, innovative, forward-looking and research-oriented world-class design school with the mission of the times, global vision, and local characteristics. 

School of Creativity and Art in Shanghai Tech University,established in November in 2017.  College aims to develop an institute of higher education that is at the forefront of our country. We will be fully engaged internationally to promote innovation and collaboration of design and creative arts with advanced science and technology to provide a pioneering platform for study, research, experiment, exchange, growth and breakthroughs. Our goal is to challenge the next generation of creative art professionals to inject new inspirations and momentum into China and provide humanity advances in our cultural and spiritual lives.  The establishment of the Industrial Design (Smart Design) program at the School of Creativity and Art is an answer to the development of the new era. Built upon the foundation of such information science and technologies as digital technologies and human-computer interaction, with the care for user experience at its core, our education equally emphasizes the perception, expression, and physical realization of design. From the very conception of this program, the curriculum integrates smart technologies and industrial design. The program is also committed to enriching students' humanistic and artistic qualities. The purpose is to cultivate a new generation of designers and design researchers who create products for the future.