MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 176, 20182018 6th International Forum on Industrial Design (IFID 2018)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Design Education and Design Innovation Development|
|Published online||02 July 2018|
The Challenges and Transformation of Design Education in Contemporary China
Researcher, Faculty of Art, Design and Media, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom B4 7RJ
2 Emeritus Professor of Design Studies, Faculty of Art, Design and Media, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom B4 7RJ
This paper explores, through comprehensive perspectives, the challenges of the current design education system in China under the contemporary context. The influences that have transformed design in China from both historical and contemporary context are described mainly from literature. Interview data from professors from various design institutions and senior designers in companies in China were analysed to provide differing perspectives. The research findings show the inter-relationship between the various cultural and historical influences on Chinese design education. The authors conclude on how education might benefit from concentrating on this inter-relationship.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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