PANEL 3: DESIGN EDUCATION
Post-education and practice
Eli Blevis is Professor of Informatics in the Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCI/d) program of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic School of Design. His primary area of research, and the one for which he is best known, is sustainable interaction design. His research also engages visual thinking—especially photographic foundations of HCI, and design theory—especially transdisciplinary design.
Dr. Zhiyong Fu is an associate professor of Information Art and Design Department, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. His research interests include information and interaction design, service design, smart city and social innovation design. He is the member of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Steering Committee at Tsinghua University, the main organizer and planner of China-US Young Maker Competition initiated by Chinese Ministry of Education. He is the academic director of Tsinghua Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor on Connected Device, Robotics, Smart Transportation, and dedicate to integrate design thinking and maker practice to promote the future innovation and entrepreneurship education of China.
Peter Lloyd is a Professor of Design in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Brighton and Associate Editor for the Journal 'Design Studies'. He teaches in the areas of design methods, design thinking, and design ethics and his research looks at all aspects of the design process. He was previously Professor of Design Studies at The Open University. You can read his blog at iprofessdesign.
Professor Miles Pennington, from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London is Head of Programme of the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) joint Masters programme with Imperial College - Miles is an alumni of the IDE programme and graduated in 1992. Following that he worked for four years as a designer for Sekisui in Osaka, Japan before returning to the UK to start his own design consultancy. He joined the RCA, as staff in 2001 and was the founder of the Global Innovation Design (GID) programme in 2012. In parallel to his work at the RCA he is currently a Director of the of the innovation consultancy Takram.