Prof.Cheng-Neng Kuan / Taiwan, China

In 1980, Prof. Cheng-Neng Kuan earned a master degree in Industrial Design (MID) from the Pratt Institute in New York. He is currently an honorary chair professor and served as the vice president of Shih-Chien University, Taipei, from 2008 to 2017. With the aim of developing a more advanced design curriculum in Taiwan (China), he founded the Department of Industrial Design, in 1992. He served as department chair until 1999. Moreover, Prof. Cheng-Neng Kuan founded the School of Design in 1997 and had served as the dean from 1997 to 2004 and as the founding director of the Graduate Institute of Industrial Design from 1998 to 2007. 

He is a representative of Education Member (ShihChien University) of WDO (ICSID), also had held the position of the chairman of the board of Taiwan (China) Industrial Designers Association. His fields of expertise include new product planning and development, design strategy and management as well as design theory and creation. Having published various books on design and over 180 research papers and articles, Prof. Cheng-Neng Kuan is an active member of design juries in his home country and internationally. He is a consultant to major enterprises on product development and design strategy.