The vision of the Department of Industrial Design is to build Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s capability to shape the future and address society’s changing needs through creativity, technical competence, and a passion for design and innovation. The department’s educational emphases rest on research and design through user perception and sensory affordance that replace traditional product functionalities, creating a performative space for human interaction, culture and context. The research and design streams will include, without being limited to, Adaptive Spaces, Wearable Products, New Materials and Processes, Download Design, and Urban Interconnectivity.
As society evolves and responds to the changing nature of the world around us, we seek to meet the world with the curiosity, spontaneity, desire and expression that reflect a new attitude towards situations and contexts. The department seeks to achieve this through research that questions our perceptions, interactions with the spaces around us, and the interconnections among people.