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Review panel

Review Chairman
David Kusuma
President-Elect of the World Design Organization (WDO)
David Kusuma is the President-Elect of the World Design Organization (WDO), and Vice President Research and Product Innovation Worldwide at Tupperware Brands Corporation, where he is responsible for leading R&D and technology research. His focus is to leapfrog conventional boundaries of innovation through open innovation, crowd sourcing, and industry partnerships, and create game-changing product solutions by developing new technologies and materials. David is a Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). He is a board member of the SPE Injection Molding Division and a board member of the World Design Organization (WDO).
He Renke
Doctoral Supervisor, Former Dean of the Design and Art College , Hunan University
Doctoral Supervisor, Former Dean of the Design and Art College , Hunan UniversityCo-chairman of the GIDA 2023
Final evaluation
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David Kusuma
President-Elect of the World Design Organization (WDO)
David Kusuma is the President-Elect of the World Design Organization (WDO), and Vice President Research and Product Innovation Worldwide at Tupperware Brands Corporation, where he is responsible for leading R&D and technology research. His focus is to leapfrog conventional boundaries of innovation through open innovation, crowd sourcing, and industry partnerships, and create game-changing product solutions by developing new technologies and materials. David is a Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). He is a board member of the SPE Injection Molding Division and a board member of the World Design Organization (WDO).
Chen Guoqiang
Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice President of Yanshan University
D. in Engineering, Professor. He is also the director of the Industrial Design Branch of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and the director of the Industrial Design Innovation and Development Research Center of Hebei Province. He has hosted and participated in more than 20 vertical projects at national and provincial levels, more than 40 horizontal design projects, published more than 30 CSSCI academic papers and applied for 3 national invention patents and more than 10 utility model and appearance patents.
Ren He
Technical expert of COMAC(Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd)
Ren He is a senior Engineer, a doctor in Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, and he has led a team at COMAC ( Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd ) to successfully bid for the first "National Civil Aircraft Industrial Design Center" in China (2017), he establish COMAC Customer Service Company as one of the "Top 10 Innovative Enterprises in National Industrial Design" (2015). He has won honors such as the first flight award of JH-7 Fighter-Bomber, the first prize for China Economic and Social Outstanding Achievement Award, etc. He has published 9 scientific and technological academic monographs and 1 literary book; He has published more than 100 scientific and technological academic papers; Owned 30 national patents, and won 5 scientific and technological progress awards at the provincial and ministerial levels and above.
Wu Jian
Vice President of Haier Smart Home
Wu Jian is a member of CPC, a senior engineer, an expert of the State Council government subsidy, and a national excellent science and technology worker. He is now responsible for the innovation and design of Haier's global brands. At the same time, he is also the vice president of China Industrial Design Association, the vice president of China Fashion Color Association, the vice president of "Science and Innovation China" Innovation and Design Consortium, the jury of German iF Design Award, the member of the National Standardization Committee, the member of ISO/IEC, etc. He has taken the lead in formulating a number of international and national standards, and has undertaken a number of major national science and technology projects.
Zhao Chao
Associate Dean, School of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University
He is the Vice President of Tsinghua Qingdao Institute of Arts and Sciences, the Director of Tsinghua University Institute of Health Care Industry Innovation Design, the Secretary General of the Steering Committee of Design in Higher Education, the Changjiang Young Scholar of the Ministry of Education, and the Vice President of the International Design Federation. He focuses on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural design research and innovation practice, integrating cultural, technological, aesthetic and commercial elements through design innovation to achieve social attributes, humanized experience, and sustainable development of design. Dr. Zhao Chao has been engaged in research, teaching and industrial practice in the fields of industrial design, experience design, healthcare design, humanistic design, design for ageing, social innovation, and design for cultural migration in recent years.
Jarmo Suominen
Vice-dean College of Design & Innovation
Jarmo‘s research is focusing on the relationships between humans and their environments, for more sustainable behaviors and environments. Jarmo has been developing theory and solutions for Service Dominant logic-based applications for Architecture and design.He had strong understanding both of academic requirements and practicalities of business life. He has led various multidisciplinary projects between industry, academia, and public organizations. Jarmo Suominen has won numerous architectural competitions. Jarmo Suominen is awarded expert and entrepreneur in service-oriented solutions for new working environments and flexible workplaces. He is utilizing methods of platform economy to create an optimal network of resources for corporate and institutional users enabling more sustainable use of environment. He is continuing his research and development integrating academia and industry interest and achievements using new methods and tools and most recent development of AI. For future research Jarmo is developing novel methods and models for using AI at Environmental design.
Juha Kosonen
Chief Designer of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Wearable Business Unit
Juha Kosonen is an internationally experienced industrial designer and design manager in highly competitive consumer product development areas. High knowledge in practice in the field of consumer electronics design, professional equipment design and brand based product identity development, as well as in utilization of the latest design technology and methods. Involvement in industrial design company’s new business development through new service product creation. Over 35 years of experience in branding, creative thinking, user research, strategic design and creation of new product concepts, leading companies to find new product and business strategies. Involved also in development of business to business development and marketing communication. Core strengths are experience creation, concept innovation and product strategies.
Simon Collins
Chief Creative Officer of Design Innovation Institute Shanghai
Simon Collins leads creative business innovation for global organizations. He has been a board member, creative director, dean and creative advisor for; Nike, Parsons School of Design, Fila, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Zegna. He currently runs the House of Collins Shanghai innovation consultancy, Collins launched the Fashion Culture Design Unconference and in 2017 he launched the WeDesign.org design education platform. He gives keynote speeches all over the world including the United Nations in New York, the Cannes Lions Festival in France and the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen. Simon Collins’ international career is focused on successful industry design innovation, global relations, and creating beautiful solutions.
He Renke
Doctoral Supervisor, Former Dean of the Design and Art College , Hunan University
Doctoral Supervisor, Former Dean of the Design and Art College , Hunan UniversityCo-chairman of the GIDA 2023
Second Evaluation
Adrien Nazez
Co-founder of Blank Ltd.
With 16 years of experience in the design industry, Adrien Nazez is a visionary design master who is committed to cooperating with notable institutions, he's been dedicated to empowering leaders to embrace transformative design for meaningful growth.He has always maintained his passion and deep thinking for design work, deeply considered societal needs in the process of work, fostering global collaborations, he unites cultures, ideas, and consciousness and created groundbreaking design cases. His journey weaving through Tokyo, Shanghai, and Marseille, he has been contributing to the promotion of collaboration in the global design field over the years, Simply put, Adrien paves the way for a brighter, design-conscious future.
E Dong
Head of Siemens Medical's Clinical Treatment System Strategy Department
Graduated with a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Zhejiang University.Previously he worked in the upstream development department at Siemens Healthineers, Germany headquarters, responsible for defining the first-generation Angiographic system at Neusoft Medical Systems, and worked at KPMG Medical Consulting.
Liu Haoran
General Manager of OPPO Industrial Design Center
He, a senior design director, serves as the head of two brands (OPPO, OnePlus) the dual brand (OPPO, OnePlus), responsible for planning the design of all OPPO and OnePlus products and developing design strategy and design language. He was honored as “top ten outstanding Youth in Shenzhen Design Industry” and “top 100 Outstanding Youth” in China Design industry. In 2021 and 2022, he led his team to re-organize and construct OPPO and OnePlus design strategy, from product design, experience design, packaging design, process materials, CMF design to design strategy, with excessively rich experience, aimed at promoting brand development and improving user experience.
Soon-In Lee
Fomer president of WDO ( World Design Organization )
Soon-In Lee has been in the industry for more than 40 years, and his professional fields cover industrial design, interior design, etc. He was President of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) ;Executive Managing Director of Seoul Design Center; The Chair of Asia Design Network and Korea 3D Printing Culture Forum; Dean of IDAS Hong-ik University in Seoul; Executive Director, LG European Design Centre ; Director of Gwangju Design Biennale. Over the years, he has continued to support international design-related projects, Served as a special guest speaker at the 100th anniversary seminar of Tsinghua University in Beijing, invited a lecture at the Bauhaus Special Form Changsha, and served as a professor at Hunan University.
Duan Shengfeng
Vice President, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
Duan Shengfeng committed to strategy design and green design research and practice. His design work "All Terrain Assault and Rescue Vehicle" was awarded the Gold Medal of the 11th National Fine Arts Exhibition and Gold Medal of the "Creation Award of the First China Art Award". He was selected to be part of the National Hundred and Thousand and Ten-Thousand Talent Project, National Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions, National Cultural Talent and Celebrity of the Central Propaganda Department, he is a virtuous and cohesive art worker in Chongqing. A member of the National Administry Committee in Higher Education under The Ministry of Education (Design Category), and a council Member of the China Industrial Design Association.
Shangguan Changshu
Vice President, Chief Design Officer of Skyworth
He has been deeply engaged in automobile design for 15 years. With the love of traditional Chinese culture, he attaches importance to China-Chic culture in automobile design and proposes Longyan design concept, gravitational wave aesthetic system, etc., so as to make Chinese automobile design more family-oriented, and traditional culture go global through automobile design.
Nicola Butti
Founder of BUTTIstile Italian design Studio
Nicola Butti, Italy Milan Polytechnic graduated (industrial design) and holder of a Master Degree in Transportation design and management.Teaching various design disciplines at JinagNan University School of Design since 2009.Previous working experiences include ALFA ROMEO Automobiles and MV AGUSTA Motorcycles.Owner and creative director of BUTTIstile Industrial Design Co.: leading design firm in China growing electric motorcycles and medical products fields and established innovation partner for many customers worldwide.
Zhong Suping
Design Director of Hangzhou Robam Appliances Co., Ltd
As the head of the national-level Industrial Design Center at Robam Appliances, she was awarded the "Top Ten Outstanding Young People in the Chinese Design Industry" at the "DDF Award." She also received the "DDF Award ? Zhejiang 70 People" in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China. She has led the design strategy and planning, product design, concept design, trend research, and other design management work for over 10 product lines at Robam Appliances. Gradually, she has developed a unique high-end kitchen appliance design style for the company. She has promoted the establishment of a design innovation whole-process system within the company, incorporating ID+UI+IXD+CMF, and has launched over 6000 innovative designs. She has won more than a hundred domestic and international design awards, including the Reddot Design Award, IF Design Award, Good Design Award, International Design Excellence Awards, and China Red Star Design Award. In 2018, she won the gold award China Good Design Award, and in 2021, she received the gold award of Design Intelligence Award.
Guo Ying
Dean of the School of Jewelry at China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
Winner of the 7th National Outstanding Science and Technology Worker Award, the first Beijing Excellent Young Teaching Scholar at Higher Education Institutions, and recipient of the Capital Labor Medal. He was invited multiple times as an expert on brand programs such as "Heirloom" on CCTV1, "YiChuiDingYin" "Consumer Advocacy" on CCTV2 Finance Channel, as well as a guest on various programs on China National Radio and Beijing Television Station.
Liu Zongming
Dean of Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, College of Art and Design
He is head of Doctor's degree level subjects, leading talent of provincial "Double thousand Plan" Philosophy of the Social Sciences, "excellent innovation and entrepreneurship mentor" by Ministry of Education. He has presided over more than 10 national, provincial and ministerial scientific research projects such as the National Art Fund. And he is editorial board of core periodical Furniture & Interior Design, deputy editor of Hunan Packaging.
Filippo Merli
Cross-cultural fashion business of Here Fashion Hub (HFH) --Co-founder
Filippo Merli is an Italian entrepreneur who has been based in China for several years. In 2018, he co-founded Here Fashion Hub (HFH), HFH is dedicated to strengthening the exchange of design ideas and practices between China and Italy, promoting cultural collaboration in the fashion industry. In addition, Filippo Merli is a co-founder of Vadoworld, Filippo is dedicated to simplify travel for all types of travelers, By providing innovative and practical travel solutions, vadoworld enhances the travel experience for individuals worldwide. Filippo Merli maintains strong partnerships with various Italian institutions in China, such as the Italian Consulate General and Chambers of Commerce. Through these collaborations, he actively contributes to promoting business interactions and fostering trade relationships between Italy and China. Furthermore, he actively mentors students and startups in Italian universities and design schools. By sharing his knowledge and experiences, he helps aspiring entrepreneurs and designers navigate their professional journeys and achieve success.
Zhou Ligang
Chairman of Hangzhou Bole Industrial Design Co., LTD
He has been a judge of National Industrial Design Center, DDF Award, China Excellent Industrial Design, and China Canton Fair CF Award; senior industrial designer, off-campus supervisor and visiting professor of Zhejiang University and Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. As a China design industrialization business model explorer, he has devoted himself for 30 years, leading Bole to "National Industrial Design Center" and "China's Top Ten Industrial design enterprises". He has successfully incubated ZEN'S BAMBOO, Kalar Kitchen, MR.BOND and other brands, with titles like Design Service 500+ Brand Enterprises, Innovation Design 1000+ new product launch. Known as the industry leader in integrated design, his design has promoted tens of billions of yuan of business value, creating a set of "innovative design + R & D intelligent manufacture + brand sales" design industrialization innovation group in Hangzhou, Chongqing and Shenzhen.
Andrea Ponti
Ponti Design Studio
A graduate of the Politecnico of Milan, Italy, Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in product and industrial design,Ponti now lives in Hong Kong where he founded Ponti Design Studio in 2012, with a focus on technology and sustainability. His projects combine the elegance of Italian design with the minimalism of Japanese design. The dualism of east and west, past and present, art and technology best represents his professional development and design language. Andrea Ponti has been heading Ponti Design Studio and broadening his range of design products and services, he designed for Panasonic, Philips, Oppo, Haier, Samsonite and The Peninsula Hotels and he has received prestigious international design awards such as the iF Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award and the Good Design Award.
Lan Chao
Master Supervisor of College of School of Art and Design, Beijing Forestry University
She is the member of China Artists Association, chairman of the National College Art Education Expert Alliance, member of China Construction Culture and Art Association, member of the Teaching Cooperation Committee of the Cultural and Creative Design of Beijing tertiary colleges, representative of the Haidian District People's Congress, director of the Haidian District Intellectual Association.
Yoshiaki Osada
GK Design Shanghai Inc. --Director, general manager Haier Innovation Design Center—Director
In 2008, he graduated from the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo with a specialization in Social Foundations. In the same year, he joined GK Design Group, focusing on research topics related to spatial environmental signage systems and urban environmental construction. Yoshiaki has more than ten years of experience in the design industry, mainly covering research in visual and communication design (VI, BI), product design (healthcare, household appliances), and urban environmental design (signage, street facilities). He actively engages in design education institutions and industry events in China, dedicating himself to promoting the enlightenment of Japanese design, and he once give speech at the Japan Design Lecture organized by the Consulate-General of Japan in Shanghai. Yoshiaki is the guest evaluation jurors at the Wenzhou International Design Biennial. He has also delivered lectures on Japanese design at the International Design School at Zhejiang University and various design seminars at Donghua University, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, and Tongji University.
Hu Xiao
Director of Guangdong Shanyi Interaction Design Committee
Hu Xiao is the workstation manager of Guangzhou Science and Technology Achievement Transformation Promotion Association, and the founder of "Beta Space" provincial incubation base.He used to work as a senior product manager at NetEase, He founded the International Conference of Experience Design (IXDC) in 2009, which has been successfully held for 14 times and IXDC is the largest international conference for user experience designers in Asia. Hu Xiao organized and hosted the special competition of the Guangdong Governor's Cup Industrial Design Competition for many years. And presided over the Mei A Education and Guangdong University of Technology to build a provincial-level postgraduate joint training demonstration base, and with the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts to build a joint training demonstration base for postgraduate education.
Wei Jie
Dean, Professor, PhD Supervisor of School of Design of Jiangnan University
He is the member of the National Art Graduate Education Steering Committee, Vice president of China Industrial Design Association, Deputy director of the Council on Education of China Arts and Crafts Society, Top Ten educators in Chinese Industrial design, "333 high-level talents" in Jiangsu, "Excellent Youth Teacher Plan" middle- young academic leader in Jiangsu.
Christian Blyt
Founder and creative director of Corelam Studio
Christian Blyt is an Associate Professor in Industrial Design at Emily Carr University and visiting Professor at Guangdong University of Technology. His specialty is Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. His work encompasses a wide range of international experiences in different segments of the education, design and manufacturing industry. He is the founder and creative director of Studio Corelam, a progressive research, design, and manufacturing studio that strives to challenge the status quo and thinking of how people perceive quality and value of things that accompany them throughout their lives through simple, honest design and storytelling. His design works have won a number of international design awards.
Li Jie
Executive President and Chief Editor of Design
He is DDF Award "Top Ten Outstanding Youth" in Chinese design industry, "Top Ten Design Drivers" in China Design 100, "Young Design Talent" in Beijing Industrial Design Promotion, nominated experts of Forbes China Intelligent Industrial Design Award, China Intelligence Design Award, Goldreed Industrial Design Award, etc., visiting professor and external graduate supervisor of nearly 20 universities, including Central South University, Beijing Forestry University and Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. He has edited 13 books and more than 150 magazines independently. And he has been invited to serve as judges and guests of domestic and foreign competitions such as China Intelligence Design Award, Goldreed Industrial Design Award, kapok Design Awards, etc.
Chen Dongliang
Invited Vice President of China Industrial Design Association
Chen Dongliang has been committed to design research practice, industry promotion and international exchange for many years. He established the Beijing Industrial Design Center in 1995, organized and implemented the Beijing Municipal Government's 50 Industrial Design Demonstration Projects, curated a number of exhibitions such as the "Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition", and curated the "Design Beijing · Perceive China" exhibition in Paris, France. He successively established the Beijing DRC Industrial Design and Creative Industry Base, Red Star Design Award, Beijing Design Week, and the "China Beijing - Nairobi Creative R&D Center in Kenya". Chen Dongliang successfully organized the declaration of UNESCO Beijing "Design Capital". and successfully organized and declared the UNESCO Beijing "City of Design". He also participated in the drafting of relevant design policies of national ministries and Beijing Municipality, and edited the blue book "Annual Report in Design Industry Development of China" and booklet "Designing People's Livelihood and Society" etc. He is a "National Advanced Worker" of the State Council and a recipient of the "China Design" Gold Medal of Guanghua Longteng.
Sun Lingyun
Professor and Dean of International Design Institute, Zhejiang University
He is DDF Award "Top Ten Outstanding Youth" in Chinese design industry(2019), Zhejiang Youth Top Talent (2019), National Youth Talent Program (2021), Huang Tingfang chair professor. Focusing on the field of intelligent design, he uses artificial intelligence to empower the design industry and applies design paradigm in the era of artificial intelligence to digital creativity, intelligent hardware design. He has undertaken National Key Research and Development Program of China, The National Natural Science Foundation of China, with his research results published in important journals and conferences such as Science, Design Studies, SCIENTIA SINICA Informationis. He has won more than 10 awards such as Good Design, reddot winner best of the best, IF and DIA; 2021 Super AI Leader in WAIC, 2022 CCF Science and Technology Progress Second prize.
CHOIKeeyeul
Director of KIDP(China)
Since joining the KIDP in 1994, he has been deeply involved in various fields such as design industry cultivation, creative fusion talent cultivation, and professional design enterprise cultivation, and was awarded by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Trade and Resources of Korea. Over the years, he has devoted to the mutual development of design in Korea and China, including exchanges with the Chinese government, design organizations, enterprises, designers, etc., promoting collaboration and support between Korean and Chinese enterprises and educational institutions, expanding Korean-Chinese design exchanges, providing support for Korean-Chinese enterprises to cooperate, and building bridges of communication for cooperation between the design communities in Korea and China.
◀ Reappraisal
Preliminary Evaluation
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Ye Dehui
Dean of the School of Art and Design, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, and Vice President of Guangxi Industrial Design Association
Chen Bo
Professor and Master Supervisor in the Industrial Design Department, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University
Huang Xujing
Deputy General Manager, Sichuan Engineering Equipment Design & Research Institute
Graduated from Jiangnan University and Southwest Jiaotong University, majoring in industrial design. He has served as a judge of China-US Youth Creator Competition and Tianfu Baodao Industrial Design Competition for many times. She has worked for Haier, Rococo, Jalantu, Japan GK and other famous design companies at home and abroad, designing hundreds of products and obtaining 3 utility model patents and 36 appearance patents.
Tang Wenquan
General Manager of Qi Jia Zhi Xing Technology
Ma Fei
Executive Vice Dean ,Professor of the School of Art and Design, Geely University of China.
Wang Chao
Vice Director of the Institute of Human-Machine Environment System Design, School of Design and Arts, Southwest Jiaotong University.
Ji Lei
Senior Design Manager, Chief Designer at Elex China.
Li Min
Dean of the School of Arts at Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Director of the Innovation Design Research Institute of China Industrial Design Association
Zhang Zhan
Chairman of the Shanghai Design Capital Promotion Center
Wang Nai
Vice Dean of the Jewelry College, China University of Geosciences (Beijing).
Wu Zhijun
Dean of the School of Architecture and Art Design at Hunan University of Science and Technology
Zou Zhenmeng
Founder and Chief Designer of Shejizou Industrial Design.
Cao Ming
Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Industrial Design in the Light Industry of China
Wang Nianwen
Director of the Industrial Design Department, School of Art and Design, Yanshan University.
Zhang Qunxing
Vice president and Secretary General of Zhejiang Industrial Design Association
The founder of "design and manufacturing" magazine and general manager of Zhejiang industrial design innovation service base, has been awarded the title of "top ten industrial design innovation promoters in Zhejiang Province", and the silver medal of China design contribution award of the 13th Guanghua Longteng award. It has successfully planned and hosted Zhejiang excellent industrial design exhibition, China Intelligent Design Award tour exhibition, 2018 World Industrial Design Conference · design week, design exhibition and various "design +" docking activities.
Han Peng
Associate Dean of Teaching at the School of Art and Design, Beijing Forestry University.
Wang Zhenya
Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University
Cui Tianjian
Professor at the School of Art, Southeast University, Deputy Director of the Design Education Branch of China Industrial Design Association
Ding Zhiyong
Senior Design Director at Shenzhen Yutong Packaging Technology Co., Ltd.
Wang Xiaohui
Associate Chair of the Industrial Design Department, Beijing University of Science and Technology
Xu Kaiqiang
Dean of the School of Arts at Hubei University
Jiang Shaohua
Vice Dean, School of Art and Design, Shenyang Normal University
Xu Ming
Vice Dean, School of Architecture and Art, Central South University Deputy Dean of the School of Architecture and Arts at Beijing Jiaotong University.
Zhang Ye
Vice Dean, School of Architecture and Arts at Beijing Jiaotong University.