New Faculty Members On Board

A warm welcome to our new academic staff members!

Professor Stephen Wang, Professor

Prof. Stephen J. Wang joins the PolyU Design family from the Royal College of Art (RCA) where he was the joint Head of Programme for the Global Innovation Design and Innovation Design Engineering programmes.  He was also the RCA Director of the RCA-IIS Tokyo Design Lab and ITIDLab.com.  As a world-renowned expert in innovative design and tangible interaction design, he serves at the Australian Research Council as a detailed assessor and peer reviewer for a number of journals across the fields of design and engineering.  Prof. Wang is the inventor of the Virtual-Spine Platform (VSP) and has extensive experience and a strong track record of industry collaboration in the areas of intelligent architectural development, smart furniture, intelligent systems for healthcare, and medical devices and solutions.

Prof. Wang will be contributing to the development of Interaction Design as a Professor with his interdisciplinary background that combines computational approaches for design.

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Dr Yi-Teng Shih, Assistant Professor

PolyU Design's Product Design discipline will be welcoming Dr Yi-Teng Shih aboard as Assistant Professor.  He will join us with extensive teaching and research experiences in mechanical design, new product development, and design tools and processes. 

Dr Shih joins us from Nottingham Ningbo's China campus.  He has considerable industry experience and his portfolio ranges from consumer electronics to healthcare devices, including projects for Brookstone, RadioShack, Beurer, FORA and JustHerb.  His supervision in design has won more than 50 international design awards and seven patents in the past few years, including the Red Dot Design Award, IDEA Awards, A’ DESIGN Award, European Product Design Award and The International Design Awards.

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Kevin Denney, Professor of Practice (Social Innovation)

We are happy to announce that Mr Kevin Denney will be joining PolyU Design as Professor of Practice (Social Innovation).  

Kevin is a Design Strategist.  He hails from Chicago where he did his graduate studies at the IIT, Institute of Design.  Kevin’s focus is on designing cities for health and prosperity.  In his work in industry and academia, Kevin emphasizes the importance of developing models and frameworks that enhance collaboration across domains.

Kevin will work closely with our Associate Dean King Chung Siu and Associate Professor Newman Lau to provide strategic leadership for a project related to cities for health and wellness in addition to his teaching in the Social Design programme.  They will work on identifying funding opportunities.

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