Design Education for Fostering Creativity and Innovation in China

Design Education for Fostering Creativity and Innovation in China

Kin Wai Michael Siu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) and Giovanni J. Contreras (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 283
ISBN13: 9781522509110|ISBN10: 1522509119|EISBN13: 9781522509127|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0911-0


To maintain their status in the global marketplace, it is imperative for emerging economies to focus on the creation of high quality products in order to compete with organizations worldwide. To increase their economic momentum, it is necessary to utilize innovative and creative strategies to discovery and produce desirable goods.

Design Education for Fostering Creativity and Innovation in China discusses the issues surrounding Chinese policy by analyzing the role design education plays in fostering an innovation-based economy. This compendium of contemporary research explores the challenges and opportunities presented by design education, and strategies to foster creativity to sustain China’s economic progress. This book is ideal for educators, administrators, students of education, and policy makers in China and abroad.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Confucianism
  • Curriculum Development
  • Diversity in Education
  • Education Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industry-Academia Partnerships
  • Internationalization of Education

Reviews and Testimonials

Design researchers from Asia, the US, Europe, and Australia present 10 chapters that examine the role of design education in fostering creativity and innovation in China as the country transitions towards a new economic model based on internal consumption and the creation of high value-added products. They address the challenges and opportunities involved; considerations for Western teachers teaching critical thinking in design education; a framework for design education; creativity in animation education; Chinese students' experiences in American MFA programs in digital arts; micro-entrepreneurship programs and creativity in Chinese industrial design; industry-academic partnerships in design education; play as a means to improve design thinking skills; the application of cognitive neuroscience to learning; and doctoral programs at the school of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic U.

– Protoview Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kin Wai Michael Siu is Chair Professor of Public Design. He is Founder and Lab Leader of the Public Design Lab, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was the Visiting Scholar of the University of Cambridge, Fulbright Scholar of the MIT, ASIA Fellow of the National University of Singapore, and Visiting Scholar of the UC Berkeley. He has served the Hong Kong Government's advisory committees and professional bodies as members. He owns more than 50 invention and design patents. His research interests are in design culture, public design, universal and inclusive design, and user-reception.
Giovanni Contreras is currently working towards his PhD in Design Education at the School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has been design lecturer and practicing industrial designer in China, the US and Mexico. He was Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cincinnati where he obtained a master of design, and a recipient of the Hong Kong PhD fellowship. He has been member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and winner of the China iF Design Award. His research interests sit at the intersection of philosophy, design, education, and digital technologies.