Global Design Education in Post-Pandemic, New Engineering New Design International Seminar

Design education always thrives on global collaboration. However, the pandemic has significantly changed the ways we live, work and collaborate. How it means for design education. How the global design education will go in the post-pandemic age. How we can learn and teach design in the future. In this seminar, we invite four design educators from USA, Canada, Netherlands and Brazil to share their perspectives. We would like to organize it in a more compact but dedicated way that each people will have a short presentation, then following with a concrete panel discussion. We hope the conversation could bring us some food for thought at this point. Welcome all students, educators and friends from industries to join us.

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Dr. Lorraine Justice, FIDSA

Dean Emeritus, School of Design, College of Art and Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Justice is an internationally known design educator, Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and serves on the editorial board for 6 international design journals. She is the author of “The Future of Design: Global Product Innovation for a Complex World” (2019), and “China’s Design Revolution” (2012). She worked in multiple academic and administrative roles from North America to Asia, includes the Dean of School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2004-2011), the Director of Georgia Institute of Technology (1998-2004) and faculty and acting chair of the Ohio State University (1988-1998). Dr. Justice received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1999.

Dr. Thomas Garvey

Member of the Board of Directors, World Design Organization

Associate Professor, School of Industrial Design, Carleton University 

Dr. Garvey was the Director of the School of Industrial Design (2007-2017) in Carleton University. He specializes in product development and design for extreme and minimal environments, small-scale living spaces and urban density, integration of UN SDGs in design curricula, and international collaborations. Garvey and his teams have received numerous awards and their prototypes have been presented at conferences and exhibits around the world, bridging both the design and healthcare worlds. Most recently he was the invited speaker and juror in numerous international design conferences and competition, including DESIGN4INDIA Design Summit and Awards, World Design Talk, and RVID International Train Design Competition. Dr. Garvey received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1999.

Dr. Jun Hu

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology

Dr. Jun Hu is a Senior Member of ACM, currently an Associate Professor in Design Research on Social Computing, and the Scientific Director for the Professional Doctorate in Engineering program in User System Interaction at Department of Industrial Design (ID), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Jiangnan University and a Guest Professor at Zhejiang University. He was the head of the Designed Intelligence of ID TU/e from 2015 to 2017. He is currently the chair of the working group “Art and Entertainment” of IFIP TC14. He is the coordinator of the TU/e DESIS Lab in the DESIS network. Dr. Hu received his Ph.D. in 2006 and Professional Doctorate in 2001 both from Eindhoven University of Technology. 

Dr. Marcelo M. Soares

Professor, School of Design, Hunan University 

Dr. Soares is currently a Full Professor in the Human Factors and Ergonomics at School of Design, Hunan University, and also the licensed Full Professor of the Department of Design at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. He specializes in Industrial and Product Ergonomics and had positions as a educator and researcher in Mexico, Portugal, UK and United States. Dr. Soares is Professional Certified Ergonomist from the Brazilian Ergonomics Association, which he was president for seven years. He has provided leadership in ergonomics as member of the Executive Committee of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). Mostly recent his scientific production focused mainly in the subjects of usability, product design, manufacturing, information and cognitive ergonomics in Hunan University. He was awarded his Ph.D. at the Loughborough University, U.K. in 1998.

Host: Dr. Wei Wang, Professor, Hunan University


August 6, 2021 9-11 PM



9:00 – 9:05 Opening and greeting by Pro. Renke He

9:05 – 10:25 Presentation: Dr. Lorraine Justice, Dr. Thomas Garvey, Dr. Jun Hu, Dr. Marcelo Marcio Soares

10:25 – 10:55 Panel discussion, host by Dr. Wei Wang

10:55 – 11:00 Adjourn

      Please send your questions or thoughts to in advance to participate our conversation.

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