2021 DIA Work Collection system will be closed in 30 days, the deadline is June 25th. Please prepare all your related work materials and files to complete the submission before the due day.
The nomination channel has open, nominators consist of 40+ senior masters, academic leaders and industrial elites from various professional fields will issue “Special Pass Card” to enter Final Evaluation directly. (Remark: 2021 DIA has 2 rounds of evaluation: Preliminary Evaluation &Final Evaluation)
We have announced the first and second group of nominators before, nowhere the third group of nominators.
2021 DIA Nominators(3)
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Hans Maier-Aichen (Germany)
Prof.( merit.) of University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe/Germany
Visiting professor Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London. Board member of the German Design Council from 1995 until 2017. Laureate of the European Design Award 1997. Curator of international design exhibitions being organized with Design Biennials in Portugal, Germany, Poland, and others. Author of “New Talents - State of the Arts” about young emerging designers and communication.
Cai Jun (China)
Professor of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
Professor and Ph.D. supervisor, director of the Institute of Design and Management, the Center of Art and Science Research, Tsinghua University. Curriculum responsible Professor of “Creation Leading China 2030”, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. Editorial Board member of “Design Issue”. Jury member of Red Dot, G-mark, G-mark-Fellow, Red Star Award. He dedicated himself to design strategy and management research, to explore design-driven strategic innovation, user-oriented design innovation thinking, and its application in design research methods and tools.
CHA. Kang-Heui (Korea)
President of Korea Association of Industrial Designers
Professor of the graduate school of Industrial Arts, Hongik University.Chief Director (Vice President) of HE(Home Entertainment) Design Lab LG Electronics. Chief Director (Vice President) of MC (mobile Communication) Design Lab LG Electronics. Vice-Chairman Ergonomics Society of Korea. Recipient of ‘Best of the best’ from red dot Design Award in 2013-2017. Recipient of ’12th Industrial Service Medal of Contribution Area’ from Korea Design Award in 2010.
Chen Jiang (China)
Dean of School of Industrial Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Professor; National Top10 educators in industrial design; Vice director of Ministry of Education’s Steering Committee on the Teaching of Industrial Design in Higher Educational Institutions; Vice director of Information and Interactive Design Committee, China Industrial Design Association, member of the Art Fund Expert Review Committee, the Ministry of Culture; judging member of “Thousand Talents Plan” of the Ministry of Culture.
Severin Filek (Austria)
President of Austrian Design Association
Severin Filek has been the Managing Director of designaustria-knowledge center&interest organization, Austria’s national representative body for professional designers since 1992. From 1998-2000 professor Severin Filek was the President of the Bureau of European Designers’ Associations(BEDA) and has been board member since then. He is one of the conceptional fathers of the BEDA European Design Report(s). Author of numerous contributions in books and magazines, he has been a lecturer and guest teacher nationally and internationally.
Guo Chunfang (China)
President of Jilin University of the Arts
The third batch of philosophy and social science leading talents of “Ten thousand Talents Plan”. Cultural masters of Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and talents of “Four batch of Talents”. Member of Ministry of Education’s Steering Committee on the Teaching of Design in Higher Educational Institutions. Member of the First National College Aesthetic Education and Teaching Committee of the Ministry of Education. Chief head of the design team of the mascot “Shuey Rhon Rhon” of the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympic Games. Head of visual communication design of national first-class discipline.
Jia Ronglin (China)
President of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Professor, Ph, D. Supervisor; academic leader of art and design discipline; "Great Wall Scholar" of Beijing universities. His main research direction is visual culture and graphic design research. He has presided over and participated in more than 10 national, provincial, and ministerial-level and horizontal scientific research projects. His design works were selected in the 11th and 13th National American Exhibition.
Luo Shijian (China)
Dean, School of Design, Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University
Professor, Ph. D. Supervisor; President of User Experience Industry Branch of China Industrial Design Association; Young scholar of “Yangtze River Scholars Award Program”; Director of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence; Secretary-General of Smart Creative and Digital Arts Professional Committee. He has hosted 3 Natural Science Fund Project, 1 National "863" Project, organized and hosted 10+ National Science and Technology Support Plan, 2 Zhejiang Natural Science Fund Project.
Pan Changxue (China)
Dean, School of Arts and Design, Wuhan University of Technology
Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor. member of the Academic Committee of the Wuhan University of Technology; chief expert of “double first-class” discipline construction of the Wuhan University of Technology; chief editor of Design Art Research, a magazine published at home and abroad in charge of the Ministry of Education; Member of Ministry of Education’s Steering Committee on Master Degree in National Arts Degree; Member of Ministry of Education’s Steering Committee on Bachelor Degree in Design; host of “Research on the Aesthetic Design Technology of Cruise” of national major innovation projects.
Shiro Aoki (Japan)
Board Member of IFDR
Shiro Aoki served as COO of Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) from 2001 to 2017, has supervised the JDP and promoted many projects including design promotion of SMEs, international collaborations, cultivation of design talents and so on. He specializes in design administration, design promotion policy, design thinking, design history and design management. He is Good Design Fellow. He has taught at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University. He is visiting professor of Tokyo University of the Arts and Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology.
Yu Suihuai (China)
Professor of Northwestern Polytechnical University
Professor, Ph.D. Supervisor. Vice president of China Industrial Design Association; member of Industrial Design Teaching Advisory Board under the Ministry of Education; Director of Shaanxi Industrial Design Engineering Laboratory; Director of Institute of Industrial Design, Northwestern Polytechnical University; Director of the Expert Committee of National Industrial Design Industry Strategic Alliance for technological Innovation, the Ministry of Science and Technology. He has presided over the construction of Shaanxi Industrial Design Engineering Laboratory, the Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and has undertaken more than 10 national key science and technology research projects and "863" projects.
Martha Zarza (Mexico)
Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
Professor. She studied a master's degree in product design at the University Polytechnic of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. She was subsequently credited with a Fulbright Scholarship to study a second master's degree in Sciences of Design at Arizona State University in the U.S. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences and her research papers and publications address topics related to gender and design, as well as socially responsible design. She made a research stay at Cranfield University in the UK for one year. She is currently a board member of the World Design Organization and director of the Faculty of Architecture and Design of UAEM.
Zhang Linghao (China)
Vice President, Professor, Ph.D. of Jiangnan University
Young scholar of "Yangtze River Scholars Award Program", Deputy Director of Industrial Design Teaching Advisory Branch Committee of Ministry of Education, Vice President of China Industrial Design Association. He presided over the discipline innovation and introduction base of "Experience Design Frontier Methods and Technology", Key Laboratory of Light Industry Industry Design in China, Research on System Innovation and Strategic Design" of the Ministry of Education and State Administration of Foreign Experts Affaris of the P.R.China. He was selected into the New Century Excellent Talents Support Plan of the Ministry of Education and the first “Top Ten Educators in China Industrial Design”, etc.