President, User Experience Design Committee
Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association
Xiangyang Xin is a professor and dean for Jiangnan University’s School of Design in Wuxi, China. Xin holds a doctorate in design from Carnegie Mellon University with research interests in interaction and service design, cultural studies and product development. He looks at how design, as both philosophic topics and professional skills, contributes to transformations of lifestyles, businesses and societies. Xin co-founded and served as specialism leader for the last five years of the Master’s in Design Interaction Design Program at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He currently serves as the president of the Experience Design Committee, Shenzhen Industrial Design Society and vice president of Guangdong Interaction Design Committee, national board member of the Industrial Design Group, Chinese Association of Engineers. He also co-founded and served as the first chair of IDSA’s China Chapter. Xin’s professional practice covers a variety of industries and major projects with partners including the United States Postal Service, the Hong Kong Government, P&G, Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Ltd. and Respironics (now part of Philips).
The Future of Design in China