Miaosen Gong - China

Co-coordinator of DESIS-China network (The Network on Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability in China)

Dr. Miaosen Gong is an associate Professor and associate dean (postgraduate education and international affaires) of School of Design, Jiangnan University, where he is also founder and coordinator of DESIS Lab_JU. He is the co-coordinator of DESIS-China network (The Network on Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability in China) and member of international coordination committee of DESIS association. His research interests focus on Strategic Design for Sustainability, Design for Social Innovation and Service Design, particularly, in the fields of food& agriculture, EV mobility, active welfare and smart healthcare.

His research interests focus on Strategic Design for Sustainability, Design for Social Innovation and Service Design. In last years, he has been in charge of a number of government funded projects and international research collaboration on related topics, such as CCSL-China 2007 (Creative Communities for Sustainable Lifestyle), CHITA 08 (Collaborative service and Mobile Communication), DESIS 09/10/11, and DESIL (2012-14). He has more than 25 peer-reviewed academic publications in international conferences and journals, and is reviewers of several international design conferences and journals.

He graduated in 2000 with a bachelor degree of industrial design in Nanjing University of Science and Technology, in 2003 with a master degree of art design (2003) in Jiangnan University and in 2006 a second master degree of strategic design in Politecnico di Milano where he obtained his PhD degree in design in 2010. He started to work in School of Design at Jiangnan University since 2003 and was a visiting scholar at MEL-Design Lab, MIT in 2009, visiting fellow in HKDI (2011) and visiting scholar in Tu/e (2012/13).

 

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EV 3.0, a record-breaking electrical car from China

The jointed R&D team from the DESIS Lab of Jiangnan University and Jiangsu Duke has created a prototype with radical progress in key performances: the time of a full charge is reduced to 15 minutes, and it allows 430 km range of use at a speed of 80km/h.

EV 3.0 is a design-driven innovation. It embeds a vision for mobility industry and opens new market opportunities. As radical innovations, the team employed interdisciplinary co-creation processes and integrated advanced technologies across industries with strategic design thinking. As an outcome of research collaboration of a design institute and car industry, the project consolidates a new idea of design, which School of Design at Jiangnan University is promoting and putting into practice.

Read more in the official article from Jiangnan University.