chen deng kai


The basic information

chen deng kai

School of Mechanical Engineering




Education Experience

B.S., Northwestern University.China, Chinese Linguistics and Literature, 1995

M.S., Northwestern University.China, Aesthetics of Literature and Art, 2001

Ph.D., Northwestern Polytechnical University.China, Industrial Design, 2010

Education And Teaching

1. Design Psychology, 32 Class hour for undergraduate student

2. Technology Aesthetics, 40 Class hour for undergraduate student

3. Technology Aesthetics , 40 Class hour for Master students and PhD student

4. Design Philosophy, 40 Class hour for Master students and PhD Student

5. Product Innovation Design Practice, 60 Class hour for undergraduate student


Awards Information

4 Provincial Science and Technology Award

3 Excellent Teaching Achievement Award

1 The Most Satisfactory Teacher Award

2 Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society Working Achievement Award

3 Outstanding Journal Reviewer

1 China Book Publishing Excellence Award 

Scientific Research

Research Interest:

1.Industrial Design

2.Innovation Design


4.Aesthetics of technology& Design Philosophy

5.Design Management

Academic Achievements

1.CHEN Dengkai,ZONG Licheng,YU Suihuai.The Study of Population Gene in Case Product for Innovative Design. Computer Engineering and Applications,2014,50(5):29-32.

2.Chen Dengkai. Design Philosophy. XI'AN Jiaotong University Press,2014, ISBN978-7-5605-5783-0.

3.Chen Dengkai.Art Conspectus. Northwestern Polytechnical University Press,2014.


7.YANG Yan-pu,CHEN Deng-kai,YU Suihuai,YU Ming-jiu,Qi Bin.Pan-ethnic-group product form design based on shape grammar.Computer Integrated Manufacturing  Systems, 2013,19(9):2107-2115.

8.Ying Li, Chen Dengkai,Yu Suihuai,Li Zheng.Research of Design Evaluation Method Based on the Jack Human Model.Applied Mechanics and Materials,2013(365-366):117-120.

9.GE Chang,YU Sui-huai,CHEN Deng-kai,SUN Jin-bo.Configuration of product technical characteristics based on satisfaction and input-constraint.Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems,2013,18(2):225-229.

10.Yang Yanpu,Yu Suihuai, Chen Dengkai,Feng Qing.Complex Product Virtual Maintenance Training Method Based on Knowledge Map.China Mechanical Engineering.2013,24(2):209-214.

11.Chen Dengkai,Yang Yanpu,Yu Suihuai,Wang Weiei.Form Innovation Method Based on Genetic Algorithm and Product Semantics.

12.Dengkai Chen,Bo Li.A product visualization model construction method in Computer Aided Conceptual Design. The 11th International Conference:Computer-Aided Industrial Design & Conceptual Design, YiWu, November 17-19, 2010:185-190.

13.Chen Dengkai,Li Xuerui,Yu Suihuai. A Research on Style-driven Clothing Color Design Method, The 10th International Conference on CAID & CD, WenZhou, CHINA,Nov 26-29, 2009:1230-1233.

14.Dengkai Chen,Zhe Pu,Changde Lu. The Construction and Application of Product form Semantic Space Based on PLSA,International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering,Wuhan, CHINA,December 12-14,2008:364-367.

15.CHEN Dengkai,WANG Ke,LU Changde.Research of color design method based on 3D semantic space ,Computer Engineering and Applications,2008,44(7):106-108.

16.D.k. Chen,K.Wang,,F.Wang,C.D Lu .The Research Of Color Design Method Based On The 3D Semantic Space,The  International Conference on Internationa View·Local Design·Multi-Discipline Fusion, Seoul, KOREA,August 22-24, 2007: 1-4.

17.Dengkai Chen,Xian Zhou,Changde LU .The Construction Way Of Industrial Design Color Tool Based On Ostwald’s Color System,The International Conference on Digital Techniques·Humanized Design·Regional Autonomous Innovation,Hangzhou, CHINA,Nov 17-19,2006:306-311.

18.Dengkai Chen,Changde Lu,Xiaojian Liu.Product Conceptual Design Driven by Parametric Human Model,The 6th International Conference on Computer-Aided Industrial Design and Conceptual,Delft,NETHERLANDS,May 29-Jun 1,2005:124-129.

Social Appointments

Deputy Director of Chiang Foundation Industrial Design Training Center in NPU

Deputy Director of the Engineering Laboratory for Industrial Design of Shaanxi Province

Secretary-General of the Industrial Design Branch of Mechanical Engineering Society of Shaanxi Province

Council Member of Industrial Design Branch of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society

Council Member of Xi’an Design Union

Team Information

Introduction to the Department of Industrial Design

NorthwesternPolytechnical University (NPU) is one of the pioneers to carry out research and education of Industrial Design in China. Industrial Design Department (IDD) was originated from Industrial Design Research Office of NPU in 1980s, and now IDD is a professional department in School of Mechanical Engineering, NPU. IDD owns Institute of Industrial Design (IID) and Chiang Foundation Industrial Design Training Centre (CFIDTC).

IDD currently has two undergraduate majors (Industrial Design and Product Design), two master's programs (Design Science and Industrial Design) and an Industrial Design doctoral program. There are 29 full-time teachers with strong strength of research and teaching in IDD, including 3 professors and 12 associate professors. Among the staff, there are 2 members of The Ministry of Education Teaching Guidance Committee and 2 Provincial Distinguished Teachers. Every year, there are around 60 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate students graduate from IDD, most of them become key employees in design companies, institutes and universities.

IDD made distinguished achievements in Computer Aided Industrial Design (CAID), Ergonomic Design, Design Evaluation, Engineering Graphics and their relevant research fields. IDD provides high-quality services of Industrial Design for many industries in China, such as Manned Space Program, Aviation Equipment, Manned Deep Submersible Vehicle, Special Transportation Vehicle, Industrial Equipment, Cultural and Creative Product. IDD is also a key unit to respond the National Industrial Design Policy Planning. There are dozens of international universities and famous institutions have in-depth and wide-ranging cooperations in scientific research fields with IDD.

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Professional Activities