Prof. LOU Yongqi

Prof. Dr. Lou Yongqi is Dean of the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai.Lou has been the pioneer in China for design-driven innovation education that connects design, business, and technology. Lou currently chairs the international advisory board of University of Applied Arts University Vienna, and he serves on the advisory boards of Design School Kolding in Denmark and the Alta Scuola Politecnica in Italy. He was the board director of World Design Organization (WDO) and Vice President of CUMULUS. He is Founding Executive Editor of She Ji — the Journal of Design, Innovation, and Economics published by Elsevier. He is the Editorial Board Member of the journal Design Issues published by The MIT Press, Journal of Visual Arts Published by Taylor & Francis. He was invited as the keynote speakers in top  conferences such as IFI 2017, IDSA 2016, ACM CHI 2015, WDC 2014 Design Policy Conference, IIT Design Strategy 2013 etc. In 2014, the President of Finland honored Lou with the Order of the Lion of Finland as a Knight, First Class.


Last Update: November 6, 2017