Focus | List of Experts for 2023 DIA Nominations (III)

The 2023 DIA Call for Entry is proceeding in an orderly manner. Up to now, the DIA Committee has received thousands of entries from different countries and regions around the world, and DIA is attracting a high level of interest and participation from both inside and outside the industry.

Want your work to stand out from thousands of entries? Now the opportunity to obtain the “Special Pass” is coming! The 2023 DIA Committee invited 100 senior experts, academic leaders and industry elites from different fields to nominate works for 2023 DIA, and the works nominated by them can directly enter the Second Evaluation after being reviewed by the DIA Committee.

We hereby release the third batch of experts for the 2023 DIA nominations. Dear contestants, please come and find your talent scout!

List of Experts for DIA 2023 Nominations (III)

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Alok Nandi (Belgium)

Chief Creative Officer and Strategic Designer of Architempo

IxDA Brussels Leader, Professor of Institut Lyfe, Lyon, France. Aloke Nandi provides innovation, strategy and interaction design services for multiple companies and institutions. As a designer, chief creative officer, design strategist, writer and director, he explores the mixed creative environment through Architempo & Spread Design & Klabfab & coCreationcamp. His previous career experience includes branding and advertising, film production, exhibition design and new media publishing, and entrepreneurial activities. Aloke Nandi also founded PechaKucha Brussels and IxDA Brussels. Alok Nandi chaired Interaction 14 in Amsterdam and served on the board of IxDA, during which he served as the chairman for a period of time. For IxDA, he has worked on initiatives such as the Design Declaration and P-R-E (Practical Meetings, Research Meetings, Education) jointly launched with the Cumulus Association. 


Bao Haimo (China)

Dean and Professor, School of Design, Dalian Minzu University

Member of the Teaching Steering Committee of Industrial Design Major in Regular Higher Educational Institutions of the Ministry of Education, Head of National First-class Major (Industrial Design), Head of the First-level Key Discipline (Design Science) of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, and Head of the Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission. He won 2 first prizes and 1 second prize of provincial teaching achievement award, published more than 20 academic papers, more than 60 design works, 6 authorized invention patents and more than 300 utility model patents, and led the team to win more than 400 international design awards.


Chen Hanqing (China) 

Honorary Dean, School of Art and Design, Wuhan University of Technology

Professor of Wuhan University of Technology, Director of Hanqing Museum, Honorary Dean of School of Art and Design, Wuhan University of Technology, Distinguished Professor of "Evergreen Scholar Program" of Wuhan Polytechnic University, Member of Chinese Artists Association. He is also the Invited Vice President of China Industrial Design Association and Deputy Director of the Expert Committee of Environmental Art Committee of China Construction Culture and Art Association, Member of the 1st and 2nd Postgraduate Education Steering Committee of Art Major of the Ministry of Education. Mr. Chen has led the team to successfully apply for the first doctoral program in design art in six provinces of central and southern China, and won the titles of National Teaching Team, National Excellent Courses and Outstanding Contribution Award of China’s Design Cause.


Chen Yan (China)

General Manager of Tencent User Research & Experience Design Department

General Manager of Tencent User Research & Experience Design Department, Expert Designer, Tencent Special Lecturer, Vice President of Digital Guangdong Network Construction Co., Ltd. Ms. Chen joined Tencent in 2003 as the first full-time interaction designer and user research engineer in Tencent. In terms of technical exploration, She set up teams of "Internet Bank User Experience Laboratory", "Joint Laboratory for Internet Insurance User Experience", "Social Advertising Brand and User Experience Research Laboratory", "Internet Public Welfare" and "Digital Guangdong Product Planning and Design Department" to train talents and accumulate service design experience at C, B and G ends. She also edited and led the writing of Volumes I and II of By Your Side and Design for You: Tencent's User Experience Design Approach, the first blockbuster on Internet user experience design in China, and participated in the publication of books such as Touchpoint: service design in global context, The Logic in the Design, Ux Best Practices: How to Achieve More Impact with User Experience, etc.


Cai Jun (China)

Professor of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University

Tenured Professor of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Director of Design Management Institute of Tsinghua Art & Science Research Center, Distinguished Professor of Guangdong University of Technology, Editorial Board Member of Design Issue, Judge of Red Dot Award (Germany), Gmark Award (Japan), China Good Design, CIA Award, Gmark Fellow (Japan), Red Dot Design Ambassador, Top 10 Educators in Industrial Design in China, Evaluation Expert of National Social Science Fund, Evaluation Expert of National Industrial Design Center, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Tutor of Tsinghua-Polytechnic University of Milan Doctoral Programme, Innovation Design Consultant of Midea Group and Home King. He served as head of the Department of Industrial Design of Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, the international judge of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and National University of Singapore, the adjunct professor of Tongji University, and the chair professor of Tsinghua University-IDEO Design for Innovation China Course.


Hao Ninghui (China)

Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Central Academy of Fine Arts

Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Central Academy of Fine Arts, “Changjiang Scholar” the of Ministry of Education, Forbes Top 10 Chinese Designers, "Top Ten Outstanding Youths in Chinese Design Industry" of DDF Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Beijing Outstanding Young Teacher. He has designed many works under national design projects, such as the stamps for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, state gifts presented by General Secretary Xi to 30 foreign state heads, vacuum tube maglev high-speed flying train, PLA **** ballistic missile vehicle, the image of PLA Honghe Frigate, etc., and won many domestic and foreign awards, such as Red Dot Award (3 times), IF Award (2 times) and IDEA Gold Award. He has written 5 monographs and published more than 40 papers. He also led projects such as: 1 major project under National Social Science Fund, 1 project under China National Arts Fund and 4 key projects at national, provincial and ministerial levels.


Fugee TSUNG (Hong Kong, China)

Acting Dean in Information Hub and Chair Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

He used to be head of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Policy Analysis, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and director of the Quality and Big Data Analysis Laboratory. At present, he is an academician of International Academy for Quality (IAQ), a fellow of American Statistical Association (ASA), a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), a fellow of American Society for Quality (ASQ), an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and a fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Professor TSUNG is also the former chief editor of the Journal of Quality Technology (JQT), the flagship journal of ASQ, and the associate editor of IISE Transactions and Technometrics of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. Mr. TSUNG has conducted extensive and in-depth research in the field of industrial big data and quality control, and actively participates in the education and research on quality improvement and management.


Lan Cuiqin (China)

 Director of Academic Committee and Dean of Graduate School of Beijing Institute Of Fashion Technology

Doctor, Professor, Senior Engineer Enjoying Professor-Level Treatment, Top 10 Outstanding Youths in China's Design Industry. Now she is the Director of the Academic Committee of Beijing Institute Of Fashion Technology, Dean of Graduate School, Vice President of China Industrial Design Association, Editor-in-Chief of DESIGN, Vice President of Beijing Design Society, Distinguished Expert of College of Engineering, Peking University, and Distinguished Professor of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. She once served as design director of Haier Group and design director of China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute. Mrs. Lan has been engaged in design innovation for more than 20 years, mainly focusing on design strategy, design management and service design. Her academic subjects focuses on design standards research and design industry policy research. She is good at building design public service platform, creating design system, formulating design strategy and developing innovative products.


Liu Zheng (China)

Party Secretary and Associate Dean of School of Industrial Design, China Academy of Art

Associate Dean of CAA School of Industrial Design, Professor and Doctor. He is mainly engaged in the research on design cognition, design management, design knowledge and product form. He has published more than 10 papers on China’s Level-A core journals, and has 4 software works, more than 10 invention patents and 1 monograph. Young and middle-aged academic leader in colleges and universities in Zhejiang Province, third-level talent in Zhejiang 151 Talent Project, and a core member of the industrial design pilot team of China Academy of Art His research direction is in the interdisciplinary field of art design and information engineering, and the academic research is characterized by the integration of science and art. Mr. Liu has once led the Youth Project funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China: "Research on Creative Knowledge Expression and Acquisition Method Based on Design Cognition". He has participated in the topics under the National Science and Technology Support Plan: Integrated Research and Development of Common Key Technologies of Creative Design and Research on Key Technologies of Industrial Design Cloud Service Platform. He has also presided over and participated in the sub-topics of Major National Social Science and Art Project: Research on Collaborative Innovation Mode of Intelligent Design Manufacturing and Theoretical Construction of Oriental Design. He is responsible for basic discipline construction in design discipline, and the work for Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Health and Smart Kitchen System Integration.


Lan Yuqi (China)

Head of National First-class Major (Product Design) of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts

Lan Yuqi, Professor and Master Supervisor. Chairman of Information and Interactive Design Committee (IIDC) of China Industrial Design Association, Member of China Artists Association, Evaluation Expert of Tianjin Science and Technology Projects, Editorial Board Member of Packaging Engineering. Head of the national first-class major construction site, head of the national “Off-campus Practical Teaching Base for College Students" awarded by the Ministry of Education, Tianjin Municipal Famous Teacher, Leading Talent of Tianjin Municipal Design Discipline, and head of Tianjin Municipal Excellent Teaching Team. He has led two projects under the National Natural Science Foundation of China, completed two Tianjin municipal teaching reform projects, published a set of professional textbooks, published multiple papers, won the Tianjin Municipal Teaching Achievement Award, etc., and provided product design and design consulting services for many famous enterprises at home and abroad.


Luo Shijian (China)

Professor of College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University

Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, Department of Industrial Design, College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University. President of International Cooperation Design Branch of Ningbo Innovation Center (Ningbo Campus), Zhejiang University, Dean of the School of Design, Ningbo Tech University. Young Scholar of Changjiang Scholars Program of the Ministry of Education (2018). Chairman of User Experience Industry Branch of China Industrial Design Association; Director of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence; Secretary General of CAAI Intelligent Creativity and Digital Art Committee.


Lei Haibo (China)

Founder of Taihuoniao Technology

Founder and Strategic Consultant of the Designer Community of Visual China, an A-share listed company. Vice President of China Industrial Design Association, Vice President of Zhejiang Industrial Design Association, Vice President of Beijing Industrial Design Promotion Organization and Director of Dragon Design Foundation. As a representative of outstanding design talents in Beijing in 2019, he was invited to attend the  military parade at the Tiananmen Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.


Li Jie (China)

Editor-in-Chief of Design Magazine

Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Design Magazine; Well-known media worker in the design industry; Top 10 Outstanding Youths in China's Design Industry in DDF Award; Top 100 in China’s Design Industry - Top 10 Design Promoters in China; One of the 70 nominees for user experience design for the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China; Director of Industrial Design Branch of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society; Deputy Secretary-general of Creative China Design Confederation; Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Design: Masters’ Voice and Featured Yearbook of Design Works of Chinese Universities; Chairman of Chinese University Design Competition; Distinguished Tutor of Light and Shadow Interactive Service Technology in Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Expert of the Virtual Teaching and Research Office of "Product Design Talent Training Reform" of the Ministry of Education. He is a visiting professor and off-campus postgraduate tutor in multiple universities, a consultant for many enterprises, and has been invited to serve as a judge and guest in competitions at home and abroad for many times.


Pradyumna Vyas (India)

Board Member of WDO

Professor Pradyumna Vyas once served as dean of the National Institute of Design (NID) in India. He is currently a senior design promotion and innovation consultant at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and a board member of the World Design Organization (WDO). Professor Vyas has been the head of design affairs. During his outstanding career, he has won many national and international honors and won extensive acclaim in the industry. Professor Vyas was nominated by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Indian government in 2009 as the first Secretary General of the National Committee on Design for his contribution to the establishment of the Committee. He held this position until his retirement from the National Institute of Design in 2019. During his tenure as dean of the National Institute of Design, an act was approved by the Parliament, which gave the National Institute of Design the status of a national key association. He also assisted the Indian government in establishing four new campuses of the National Institute of Design across the country. Through the India Design Council, he jointly launched the India Design Mark at the G-Mark Award with the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP).


Qin Jingyan (China)

Associate Dean of School of Intelligence Science and Technology and Head of Industrial Design Department, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Qin Jingyan, Associate Dean of School of Intelligence Science and Technology, Head and Professor of Industrial Design Department, School of Mechanical Engineering and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Computer % Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing. Distinguished Professor of “Changjiang Scholars Programme” of the Ministry of Education, Member of Aesthetic Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education and "Top Ten Outstanding Youths" of DDF Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology Member of UNESCO, Public Culture Department of the Ministry of Culture, China Industrial Design Association, China-Europe Education Alliance for Humanities and Arts of Ministry of Education, CRUCIBLE (Cambridge University), ACM (US) and China CCF. She had led 27 longitudinal research projects under national social science fund, natural science fund or the Ministry of Education, and has participated in 14 national major special projects, major projects under national social science fund, projects under Project 863, and projects funded by European Union. Ms. Qin has also won more than 60 international awards such as Red Dot Award, Car Styling Award and Red Star Award. She has published more than 170 papers, 11 monographs, 25 invention patents or software copyright, and delivered 196 thematic lectures in UNESCO and APEC.


Wang Luping (China)

Design Director, Alibaba Cloud Design Center

Design Director of Alibaba Cloud Design Center and Vice Chairman of Design Standards Branch of China Industrial Design Association. He is the first to systematically put forward the concept of "computing design" in China; Based on integration of technology, design and commerce, he is engaged in the cloud product experience design and innovation, industry digital design, intelligent product design, etc.


Xuan Xuejun (China)

Professor and Assistant Dean of School of Animation and Games, China Academy of Art

He is a senior visual and interactive designer dedicated to the research and exploration of the integration of art and science. Mr. Xuan is currently a director of Digital Resources Research Branch of China Association of Higher Education, a director of Computer Education Branch of Zhejiang Association of Higher Education, the Deputy Director of the Expert Committee of Digital Assets and Trading Committee of General Association of Zhejiang Entrepreneurs, and an expert of Digital Human Committee of Zhongguancun Digital Media Industry Alliance. He has planned and designed the global official presentations of Virtual Reality section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival (China Station), the dynamic sports icons of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, Zhijiang International Youth Art Festival, West Lake International Documentary Festival, etc. He has also led the industry-university cooperation project “Metaverse Art Innovation Practice Base" of the Ministry of Education, the provincial "14th Five-Year Plan" Digital Human Creation Base, the Joint Laboratory for Digital Virtual Technology, etc.


Zhang Ming (China)

Dean, School of Industrial Design, Nanjing University of the Arts

Professor, Doctoral Supervisor and Dean, School of Industrial Design, Nanjing University of the Arts Vice President of China Industrial Design Association, Secretary General of Design Research Committee of China Industrial Design Association, Vice Chairman of Education Branch of China Industrial Design Association, Deputy Secretary General of Jiangsu Industrial Design Society, and Vice President (Vice Chairman) of Metal Technology Teaching Research Association of Universities in Jiangsu. 2014 Top 10 Educators of Industrial Design in China, Visiting Scholar of Creighton University, US, Founder of Nanking Creation Designer Brand, Visiting Professor of Sino-Dutch International Business Center of Nanjing University. Mr. Zhang has won the Jury Prize, Gold Award and Silver Award of Zijin Award Cultural Creative Design Competition for multiple times, the Gold Award and Designer Award of Design Shanghai, the Excellent Award and Bronze Award of the International Bicycle Design Competition (twice), the Top ten of the Professional Group in Mitsubishi Motors International Design Competition and the Special Jury Award of International Car Design Competition CAR STYLING. He provides design and consulting services for world-renowned enterprises such as Samsung, Bosch Siemens, Haier and Daikin.


Zhou Hongshi (China)

Executive Vice President of Guangdong Industrial Design Association

Senior industrial designer, Top 10 Promoters of Industrial Design in China, Vice Chairman of Industrial Design Branch of Guangdong Mechanical Engineering Society, and Expert Member of Expert Working Committee of China Industrial Design Association. Since 2005, he has worked as a full-time employee in the Association; During this period, he has led or participated in hosting and planning the Guangdong Industrial Design Week for several years, "Governor's Cup" Industrial Design Competition, ICCFED Innovation Forum, the 12th Five-Year Plan for Industrial Design in Guangdong, National Pilot for Guangdong Industrial Design Professional Qualification (Professional and Technical Staff) Evaluation, etc. Since 2008, he has served as a judge of many industrial design competitions at home and abroad, including China Excellent Industrial Design Award, DDF Award, Red Star Award, etc. He has served as a member of the industrial design expert databases of Guangdong Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology, Department of Culture and local municipal governments, participated in the formulation of government industrial design policies and project support, and worked part-time as a consultant and teacher in enterprises and institutions at home and abroad.


Zhou Ligang (China)

President of Hangzhou Industrial Design Association

President of Hangzhou Bole Industrial Design Co., Ltd. and Standing Committee Member of CPPCC Hangzhou Shangcheng District Committee Mr. Zhou has won the titles of "Top Ten Outstanding Youths in China's Design Industry" and "Top Ten Outstanding Designers in China's Industrial Design; He is the Vice President of National Industrial Design Innovation Industry Alliance, Vice Chairman of Industrial Design Branch of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and Vice President of Zhejiang Industrial Design Association. He has led a team to explore the business model of design industrialization. Bole was awarded the titles of "National Industrial Design Center" and "Top Ten Industrial Design Enterprises in China”, 500+ Brand Enterprises for Design Service and 1000+ New Products for Innovative Design. Bole’s design promoted the commercial value of tens of billions yuan. He has won more than 100 design awards and more than 300 innovative patents at home and abroad, such as German Red Dot Award, IF Award, Red Star Award and TIA Top Ten. Mr. Zhou has built a design industrialization innovation group integrating "innovative design + R&D and intelligent manufacturing + brand sales" in Hangzhou, Chongqing and Shenzhen.

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