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The Challenges and Transformation of Design Education in Contemporary China

By Peipei Yu and Bob Jerrard


This paper explores, through comprehensive perspectives, the challenges of the current design education system in China under the contemporary context. The influences that have transformed design in China from both historical and contemporary context are described mainly from literature. Interview data from professors from various design institutions and senior designers in companies in China were analysed to provide differing perspectives. The research findings show the inter-relationship between the various cultural and historical influences on Chinese design education. The authors conclude on how education might benefit from concentrating on this inter-relationship

Publisher: EDP Sciences
DOI identifier: 10.1051/matecconf/201817602015
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