Wang Mingzhi

Wang Mingzhi Professor Postgraduate educational background (no degree)

PhD supervisor, deputy director of Tsinghua University Council, consultant of the Chinese Artists Association, Director of Industrial Design Committee of the Chinese Artists Association, Director of Art Major Committee of the National Committee on Higher Education Self-education Guidance.


Research Interest:

Art Design Education


Academic Propositions:

Design has appeared since ancient times. But the birth of modern industrial design is accompanied by the beginning of the industrial society. The three elements of design should be: 1. Demand and functions; 2. Materials and processing; 3. Creation and aesthetic. The three are indispensable. Demand means the demand generated from human survival and development, so the function of all products like this should be laid first. Demand includes people's physical needs and psychological needs. Materials and processing are the prerequisites to meet human needs and the scientific and technological achievements made during human exploring the nature. Those ideas that cannot be achieved through the materials and processing can only be utopian vision. Creation and aesthetic are the essential characteristics of human activities. Design is essentially a creative act while innovation is the soul of design. How to invent unprecedented things and what forms are needed to meet the exterior or potential aesthetic requirements are the eternal topics of human exploration. Whether in the ancient or modern times, these three elements will not change. Only in a specific period of time, one of the three elements may appear more important, but as social conditions change, these three elements will appear more important in turn.


Academic Achievements:


Industrial Design (1996)

Product Design (1999)

Introduction to Industrial Design (2007)

Design Practices:

He took charge of "Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts, Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. Ltd Railway Styling Art Design Lab" and has conducted a lot of design practices.



Academic Teaching:

Undergraduate courses: Structural Drawings, Design Basis, Design Expression, Visual Communication, Ergonomics, Design Procedures and Methods, Product Development and Design, Graduation Design, etc.

Graduate courses: Innovative Thinking, Plastic Arts and Design Innovative Concept, Design Procedures, etc.