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Dr Ji Han

Dr Ji Han

Senior Lecturer in Design and Innovation

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Dr Ji Han holds a Senior Lecturer position in Design and Innovation at INDEX in the University of Exeter’s Business School. His research focuses on design creativity, computational creativity, data-driven design, and AI in design. His research addresses various topics relating to design creativity and innovation, and places a strong emphasis on exploring new design theories and computational models to support innovation.

Prior to joining the University of Exeter, he worked at the University of Liverpool as a Lecturer in Industrial Design at the School of Engineering. At Liverpool, his role involves the founding Programme Director of Product Design Engineering MEng/BEng, the Programme Director of Industrial Design MEng/BEng, the Admissions Tutor, and the Co-Director of the Systems Realization Laboratory @ UoL and the research lead of the Creativity and Innovation group. He completed his PhD in Design Engineering at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London and an MSc in Engineering Design at the University of Bath.

He is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Member of the Institution of Engineering Designers (MIED), and a Member of the Design Society.

Qualifications

PhD MSc BEng CEng FHEA FRSA MIED

Research interests

  • Design Creativity  
  • Computational Design Creativity
  • Data-driven Design and Innovation
  • AI in Design
  • Design Sustainability   

Dr Ji Han’s research addresses various topics related to design and innovation, focusing on design creativity, computational creativity, data-driven design and innovation, AI in design, and design sustainability. He has a particular interest in investigating fundamental theories, methods, and approaches to creativity in design research, for example, how creativity is driven and produced in design. His research also places a strong emphasis on exploring new computational models and algorithms for supporting creative activities in design and innovation. 

Organisations or prospective PhD students interested in any of the above research areas are encouraged to send an email to J.Han2@exeter.ac.uk.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Obieke CC, Milisavljevic-Syed J, Silva A, Han J (In Press). A Computational Approach to Identifying Engineering Design Problems. Journal of Mechanical Design
Park D, Han J, Childs PRN (2023). A Data-Driven Fuzzy Front end Model for Contextual Performance and Concurrent Collaboration. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 70(2), 660-683. DOI.
Forbes H, Schaefer D, Panchal J, Han J (2022). A Design Framework for Social Product Development. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 69(2), 302-313. DOI.
Sarica S, Han J, Luo J (2022). Design representation as semantic networks. Computers in Industry, 144 Abstract. DOI.
Xia H, Han J, Milisavljevic-Syed J (2022). Forecasting the Number of End-of-Life Vehicles: State of the Art Report. Proceedings of the Design Society, 2, 1169-1178. Abstract. DOI.
Wang L, Huang M, Yang R, Liang H-N, Han J, Sun Y (2022). Survey of Movement Reproduction in Immersive Virtual Rehabilitation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 1-1. DOI.
Childs P, Han J, Chen L, Jiang P, Wang P, Park D, Yin Y, Dieckmann E, Vilanova I (2022). The Creativity Diamond—A Framework to Aid Creativity. Journal of Intelligence, 10(4), 73-73. Abstract. DOI.
Park D, Han J, Childs PRN (2021). 266 Fuzzy front-end studies: current state and future directions for new product development. Research in Engineering Design, 32(3), 377-409. Abstract. DOI.
Jiang P, Dieckmann E, Han J, Childs PRN (2021). A Bibliometric Review of Sustainable Product Design. Energies, 14(21), 6867-6867. Abstract. DOI.
Wang D, Li J, Ge Z, Han J (2021). A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH TO GENERATE DESIGN WITH SPECIFIC STYLE. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 21-30. Abstract. DOI.
Yin Y, Han J, Huang S, Zuo H, Childs P (2021). A STUDY ON STUDENT: ASSESSING FOUR CREATIVITY ASSESSMENT METHODS IN PRODUCT DESIGN. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 263-272. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Forbes H, Schaefer D (2021). An exploration of how creativity, functionality, and aesthetics are related in design. Research in Engineering Design, 32(3), 289-307. Abstract. DOI.
Obieke CC, Milisavljevic-Syed J, Han J (2021). DATA-DRIVEN CREATIVITY: COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM-EXPLORING IN ENGINEERING DESIGN. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 831-840. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Park D, Hua M, Childs PRN (2021). Is group work beneficial for producing creative designs in STEM design education?. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 32(5), 2801-2826. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Jiang P, Childs PRN (2021). Metrics for Measuring Sustainable Product Design Concepts. Energies, 14(12), 3469-3469. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Sarica S, Shi F, Luo J (2021). SEMANTIC NETWORKS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN: a SURVEY. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 2621-2630. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Sarica S, Shi F, Luo J (2021). Semantic Networks for Engineering Design: State of the Art and Future Directions. Journal of Mechanical Design, 1-45. Abstract. DOI.
Forbes H, Han J, Schaefer D (2020). A Crowdsourcing Data-Driven Approach for Innovation. International Journal of Systematic Innovation, 6 DOI.
Han J, Forbes H, Shi F, Hao J, Schaefer D (2020). A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH FOR CREATIVE CONCEPT GENERATION AND EVALUATION. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 167-176. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Park D, Forbes H, Schaefer D (2020). A computational approach for using social networking platforms to support creative idea generation. Procedia CIRP, 91, 382-387. DOI.
Shi F, Soman RK, Han J, Whyte JK (2020). Addressing adjacency constraints in rectangular floor plans using Monte-Carlo Tree Search. Automation in Construction, 115, 103187-103187. DOI.
Han J, Hua M, Park D, Wang P, Childs PRN (2020). COMPUTATIONAL CONCEPTUAL DISTANCES IN COMBINATIONAL CREATIVITY. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 177-186. Abstract. DOI.
Park D, Bahrudin FI, Han J (2020). Circular Reasoning for the Evolution of Research through a Strategic Construction of Research Methodologies. International Journal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Forbes H, Schaefer D, Han J, De Oliveira FB (2020). Investigating Factors Influential on the Success of Social Product Development initiatives. Procedia CIRP, 91, 107-112. DOI.
Obieke C, Milisavljevic-Syed J, Han J (2020). Supporting Design Problem-exploring with Emergent Technologies. Procedia CIRP, 91, 373-381. DOI.
Forbes H, Han J, Schaefer D (2020). USING CROWDFUNDING AS PART OF THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 1245-1254. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Hua M, Shi F, Childs PRN (2019). A Further Exploration of the Three Driven Approaches to Combinational Creativity. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 2735-2744. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Forbes H, Schaefer D (2019). An Exploration of the Relations between Functionality, Aesthetics and Creativity in Design. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 259-268. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Schaefer D (2019). An Ontology for Supporting Digital Manufacturability Analysis. Procedia CIRP, 81, 850-855. DOI.
Chen L, Wang P, Dong H, Shi F, Han J, Guo Y, Childs PRN, Xiao J, Wu C (2019). An artificial intelligence based data-driven approach for design ideation. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, 61, 10-22. DOI.
Hua M, Han J, Ma X, Childs P (2019). Exploring the Effect of Combinational Pictorial Stimuli on Creative Design Performance. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 1763-1772. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Shi F, Chen L, Childs PRN (2018). A computational tool for creative idea generation based on analogical reasoning and ontology. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 32(4), 462-477. Abstract. DOI.
Garvey B, Chen L, Shi F, Han J, Childs PRN (2018). New directions in computational, combinational and structural creativity. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 233(2), 425-431. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Shi F, Chen L, Childs PRN (2018). The Combinator – a computer-based tool for creative idea generation based on a simulation approach. Design Science, 4 Abstract. DOI.
Hua M, Han J, Wang P, Huang S (2018). Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Design Sketch. Idealogy, 3
Shi F, Chen L, Han J, Childs P (2017). A Data-Driven Text Mining and Semantic Network Analysis for Design Information Retrieval. Journal of Mechanical Design, 139(11). Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Park D, Shi F, Chen L, Hua M, Childs PRN (2017). Three driven approaches to combinational creativity: Problem-, similarity- and inspiration-driven. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 233(2), 373-384. Abstract. DOI.

Chapters

Yin Y, Wang P, Han J, Zuo H, Childs P (2023). Comparing Designers’ EEG Activity Characteristics for Common Association and Remote Association. In  (Ed) Design Computing and Cognition’22, Springer International Publishing, 255-267. DOI.

Conferences

Yin Y, Wang P, Han J, Zuo H, Childs PRN (In Press). Comparing designers’ EEG activity characteristics for common association and remote association. Design Computing and Cognition DCC’22.
Han J, Jiang P (In Press). Using Taxonomy for Supporting Sustainable Product Design Concept Analysis. NordDesign 2022.
Sun W, Huang M, Yang R, Han J, Yue Y (2021). Mental Workload Evaluation of Virtual Object Manipulation on WebVR: an EEG Study. 2021 14th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI). 8th - 10th Jul 2021. DOI.
Zhang J, Huang M, Zhao L, Yang R, Liang H-N, Han J, Wang L, Sun W (2020). Influence of Hand Representation Design on Presence and Embodiment in Virtual Environment. 2020 13th International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Design (ISCID). 12th - 13th Dec 2020. DOI.
Sun W, Huang M, Yang R, Zhang J, Wang L, Han J, Yue Y (2020). Workload, Presence and Task Performance of Virtual Object Manipulation on WebVR. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR). 14th - 18th Dec 2020. DOI.
Forbes H, Han J, Schaefer D (2019). Exploring a Social Media Crowdsourcing Data-Driven Approach for Innovation. the 10th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI).
Chen L, Wang P, Shi F, Han J, Childs PRN (2018). A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH FOR COMBINATIONAL CREATIVITY IN DESIGN. 15th International Design Conference. DOI.
Hao J, Wang L, Han J, Schaefer D (2018). Exploring the Impact of Functional Terms in Idea Generation in Design. CIE 48 International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering.
Han J, Shi F, Park D, Chen L, Childs PRN (2018). THE CONCEPTUAL DISTANCES BETWEEN IDEAS IN COMBINATIONAL CREATIVITY. 15th International Design Conference. DOI.
Chen L, Shi F, Han J, Childs PRN (2017). A Network-Based Computational Model for Creative Knowledge Discovery Bridging Human-Computer Interaction and Data Mining. ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 6th - 9th Aug 2017. Abstract. DOI.
Shi F, Chen L, Han J, Childs P (2017). Implicit Knowledge Discovery in Design Semantic Network by Applying Pythagorean Means on Shortest Path Searching. ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 6th - 9th Aug 2017. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Shi F, Chen L, Childs PRN (2017). The Analogy Retriever–an idea generation tool. the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17).
Han J, Park D, Shi F, Chen L, Childs PRN (2017). Three driven approaches to combinational creativity. the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17).
Shi F, Han J, Childs PRN (2016). A data mining approach to assist design knowledge retrieval based on keyword associations. DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference.
Han J, Shi F, Childs PRN (2016). The Combinator: a Computer-based Tool for Idea Generation. DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference.
Han J, Shi F, Childs PRN (2016). The combinator: a computer-based tool for idea generation.

Publications by year


In Press

Obieke CC, Milisavljevic-Syed J, Silva A, Han J (In Press). A Computational Approach to Identifying Engineering Design Problems. Journal of Mechanical Design
Yin Y, Wang P, Han J, Zuo H, Childs PRN (In Press). Comparing designers’ EEG activity characteristics for common association and remote association. Design Computing and Cognition DCC’22.
Han J, Jiang P (In Press). Using Taxonomy for Supporting Sustainable Product Design Concept Analysis. NordDesign 2022.

2023

Park D, Han J, Childs PRN (2023). A Data-Driven Fuzzy Front end Model for Contextual Performance and Concurrent Collaboration. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 70(2), 660-683. DOI.
Yin Y, Wang P, Han J, Zuo H, Childs P (2023). Comparing Designers’ EEG Activity Characteristics for Common Association and Remote Association. In  (Ed) Design Computing and Cognition’22, Springer International Publishing, 255-267. DOI.

2022

Forbes H, Schaefer D, Panchal J, Han J (2022). A Design Framework for Social Product Development. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 69(2), 302-313. DOI.
Sarica S, Han J, Luo J (2022). Design representation as semantic networks. Computers in Industry, 144 Abstract. DOI.
Xia H, Han J, Milisavljevic-Syed J (2022). Forecasting the Number of End-of-Life Vehicles: State of the Art Report. Proceedings of the Design Society, 2, 1169-1178. Abstract. DOI.
Wang L, Huang M, Yang R, Liang H-N, Han J, Sun Y (2022). Survey of Movement Reproduction in Immersive Virtual Rehabilitation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 1-1. DOI.
Childs P, Han J, Chen L, Jiang P, Wang P, Park D, Yin Y, Dieckmann E, Vilanova I (2022). The Creativity Diamond—A Framework to Aid Creativity. Journal of Intelligence, 10(4), 73-73. Abstract. DOI.

2021

Park D, Han J, Childs PRN (2021). 266 Fuzzy front-end studies: current state and future directions for new product development. Research in Engineering Design, 32(3), 377-409. Abstract. DOI.
Jiang P, Dieckmann E, Han J, Childs PRN (2021). A Bibliometric Review of Sustainable Product Design. Energies, 14(21), 6867-6867. Abstract. DOI.
Wang D, Li J, Ge Z, Han J (2021). A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH TO GENERATE DESIGN WITH SPECIFIC STYLE. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 21-30. Abstract. DOI.
Yin Y, Han J, Huang S, Zuo H, Childs P (2021). A STUDY ON STUDENT: ASSESSING FOUR CREATIVITY ASSESSMENT METHODS IN PRODUCT DESIGN. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 263-272. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Forbes H, Schaefer D (2021). An exploration of how creativity, functionality, and aesthetics are related in design. Research in Engineering Design, 32(3), 289-307. Abstract. DOI.
Obieke CC, Milisavljevic-Syed J, Han J (2021). DATA-DRIVEN CREATIVITY: COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM-EXPLORING IN ENGINEERING DESIGN. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 831-840. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Park D, Hua M, Childs PRN (2021). Is group work beneficial for producing creative designs in STEM design education?. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 32(5), 2801-2826. Abstract. DOI.
Sun W, Huang M, Yang R, Han J, Yue Y (2021). Mental Workload Evaluation of Virtual Object Manipulation on WebVR: an EEG Study. 2021 14th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI). 8th - 10th Jul 2021. DOI.
Han J, Jiang P, Childs PRN (2021). Metrics for Measuring Sustainable Product Design Concepts. Energies, 14(12), 3469-3469. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Sarica S, Shi F, Luo J (2021). SEMANTIC NETWORKS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN: a SURVEY. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 2621-2630. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Sarica S, Shi F, Luo J (2021). Semantic Networks for Engineering Design: State of the Art and Future Directions. Journal of Mechanical Design, 1-45. Abstract. DOI.

2020

Forbes H, Han J, Schaefer D (2020). A Crowdsourcing Data-Driven Approach for Innovation. International Journal of Systematic Innovation, 6 DOI.
Han J, Forbes H, Shi F, Hao J, Schaefer D (2020). A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH FOR CREATIVE CONCEPT GENERATION AND EVALUATION. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 167-176. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Park D, Forbes H, Schaefer D (2020). A computational approach for using social networking platforms to support creative idea generation. Procedia CIRP, 91, 382-387. DOI.
Shi F, Soman RK, Han J, Whyte JK (2020). Addressing adjacency constraints in rectangular floor plans using Monte-Carlo Tree Search. Automation in Construction, 115, 103187-103187. DOI.
Han J, Hua M, Park D, Wang P, Childs PRN (2020). COMPUTATIONAL CONCEPTUAL DISTANCES IN COMBINATIONAL CREATIVITY. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 177-186. Abstract. DOI.
Park D, Bahrudin FI, Han J (2020). Circular Reasoning for the Evolution of Research through a Strategic Construction of Research Methodologies. International Journal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Zhang J, Huang M, Zhao L, Yang R, Liang H-N, Han J, Wang L, Sun W (2020). Influence of Hand Representation Design on Presence and Embodiment in Virtual Environment. 2020 13th International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Design (ISCID). 12th - 13th Dec 2020. DOI.
Forbes H, Schaefer D, Han J, De Oliveira FB (2020). Investigating Factors Influential on the Success of Social Product Development initiatives. Procedia CIRP, 91, 107-112. DOI.
Obieke C, Milisavljevic-Syed J, Han J (2020). Supporting Design Problem-exploring with Emergent Technologies. Procedia CIRP, 91, 373-381. DOI.
Forbes H, Han J, Schaefer D (2020). USING CROWDFUNDING AS PART OF THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 1245-1254. Abstract. DOI.
Sun W, Huang M, Yang R, Zhang J, Wang L, Han J, Yue Y (2020). Workload, Presence and Task Performance of Virtual Object Manipulation on WebVR. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR). 14th - 18th Dec 2020. DOI.

2019

Han J, Hua M, Shi F, Childs PRN (2019). A Further Exploration of the Three Driven Approaches to Combinational Creativity. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 2735-2744. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Forbes H, Schaefer D (2019). An Exploration of the Relations between Functionality, Aesthetics and Creativity in Design. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 259-268. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Schaefer D (2019). An Ontology for Supporting Digital Manufacturability Analysis. Procedia CIRP, 81, 850-855. DOI.
Chen L, Wang P, Dong H, Shi F, Han J, Guo Y, Childs PRN, Xiao J, Wu C (2019). An artificial intelligence based data-driven approach for design ideation. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, 61, 10-22. DOI.
Forbes H, Han J, Schaefer D (2019). Exploring a Social Media Crowdsourcing Data-Driven Approach for Innovation. the 10th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI).
Hua M, Han J, Ma X, Childs P (2019). Exploring the Effect of Combinational Pictorial Stimuli on Creative Design Performance. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 1763-1772. Abstract. DOI.

2018

Chen L, Wang P, Shi F, Han J, Childs PRN (2018). A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH FOR COMBINATIONAL CREATIVITY IN DESIGN. 15th International Design Conference. DOI.
Han J, Shi F, Chen L, Childs PRN (2018). A computational tool for creative idea generation based on analogical reasoning and ontology. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 32(4), 462-477. Abstract. DOI.
Hao J, Wang L, Han J, Schaefer D (2018). Exploring the Impact of Functional Terms in Idea Generation in Design. CIE 48 International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering.
Garvey B, Chen L, Shi F, Han J, Childs PRN (2018). New directions in computational, combinational and structural creativity. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 233(2), 425-431. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Shi F, Park D, Chen L, Childs PRN (2018). THE CONCEPTUAL DISTANCES BETWEEN IDEAS IN COMBINATIONAL CREATIVITY. 15th International Design Conference. DOI.
Han J, Shi F, Chen L, Childs PRN (2018). The Combinator – a computer-based tool for creative idea generation based on a simulation approach. Design Science, 4 Abstract. DOI.
Hua M, Han J, Wang P, Huang S (2018). Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Design Sketch. Idealogy, 3

2017

Shi F, Chen L, Han J, Childs P (2017). A Data-Driven Text Mining and Semantic Network Analysis for Design Information Retrieval. Journal of Mechanical Design, 139(11). Abstract. DOI.
Chen L, Shi F, Han J, Childs PRN (2017). A Network-Based Computational Model for Creative Knowledge Discovery Bridging Human-Computer Interaction and Data Mining. ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 6th - 9th Aug 2017. Abstract. DOI.
Shi F, Chen L, Han J, Childs P (2017). Implicit Knowledge Discovery in Design Semantic Network by Applying Pythagorean Means on Shortest Path Searching. ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 6th - 9th Aug 2017. Abstract. DOI.
Han J, Shi F, Chen L, Childs PRN (2017). The Analogy Retriever–an idea generation tool. the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17).
Han J, Park D, Shi F, Chen L, Childs PRN (2017). Three driven approaches to combinational creativity. the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17).
Han J, Park D, Shi F, Chen L, Hua M, Childs PRN (2017). Three driven approaches to combinational creativity: Problem-, similarity- and inspiration-driven. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 233(2), 373-384. Abstract. DOI.

2016

Shi F, Han J, Childs PRN (2016). A data mining approach to assist design knowledge retrieval based on keyword associations. DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference.
Han J, Shi F, Childs PRN (2016). The Combinator: a Computer-based Tool for Idea Generation. DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference.
Han J, Shi F, Childs PRN (2016). The combinator: a computer-based tool for idea generation.

External positions:

  • Members of the Scientific Advisory Board or Committee for various international conferences, Design 2020, ICED21, Design 2022, ICoRD’23.
  • Guest Editors, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AI EDAM), Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology, Education Sciences
  • Member of the Education and Training Committee of the Institution of Engineering Designers 
  • Member of the Accreditation Panel of the Institution of Engineering Designers

Awards and honours: 

  • ICED19 - Design Society Reviewers’ Favourite
  • Design 2018 - Outstanding Contribution Award

Invited lectures: 

  • “A Computational Approach for Using Social Networking Platforms to Support Creative Idea Generation”, Plenary Session: Design Theory and Social Networks, 14th International Paris Workshop of the Design Theory SIG of the Design Society, Paris, France, January 2021
  • “The Relationship Between Scientific Research and Design with Case Studies, School of Design”, The Hongkong Polytechnic University, Hongkong, January 2022

Ji has extensive teaching experience, including organising and leading programmes, developing new programmes, proceeding programme accreditations, and delivering courses in subject areas of engineering design, product design and development, creativity methods, electronics, and mechanics, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Modules

2022/23