Founder of XXY Innovation and Professor at Tongji University
Xiangyang Xin holds a PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University with interests in interaction, experience, service and organization design, and looks at how design contributes to transformations of lifestyles, businesses and cultures. He had founded MDes Interaction Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and served as former Dean of Design at Jiangnan University, and acted as a guest professor in both design and business schools at several universities.
Apart from his educational experiences, Xin has served as the president or a board member of professional organizations, including Alliances of Technology and Organization Transformation, Beijing Dragon Design Foundation, China Service Design Conference; served as a jury member for competitions including IXDA, G-Mark, Red Star and many others; and worked on projects with various public and private partners internationally.
Xin has received awards including“2015 Future Voice of Interaction Design” from IXDA, “40 Chinese Designers of 40 Years of Economic Reform and Opening,” “70 Designers of 70 Years of New China,” “Gold Medal Contribution to Design in China” from Dragon Design Foundation, 2018 Second Class National Teaching Award, 2017 Jiangsu Provincial First Class Teaching Award, 2013 “10 Best Industrial Design Educator of China,” etc.