Carrying out the research on traditional human dwelling environment to promote the revitalization of rural areas in the central China
The design research team led by Professor Ren Liuzhu has deeply investigated the living environment in the central areas and has applied the research results to poverty alleviation by using design, rural construction personnel training, ecological environment protection and other fields. The “Courtyard on Cloud, one B & B design project by the design team in Xiuwu County, Henan Province, for instance, has won the honors of National Best Design B & B” and National Top 10 B & B” successively.
Giving full play to the collaborative ability and innovative advantages of industrial design to empower the productive of enterprises’ products
In the past decade, the design research team led by Professor Cao Yang has launched various forms of design services with Yutong Bus, Nissan, Haima, Haier, Aux, Gree and other enterprises by using the Industrial Design Center and Henan International Joint Laboratory and other discipline platforms, forming a design output value of more than 100 million yuan. In the latest cooperation with Censtar Technology Co., Ltd., Professor Ren Jianjun's design research team put forward a new concept of integrated oil supply system, which effectively solved the contradiction of the limited land resource in downtown area and the higher demand on land of the traditional gas stations. They designed a series of products such as Gas Island user mode and man-machine interactive refueling platform. Finally, the system was granted two patents for invention, eight patents for utility model, six patents for appearance, and had won the third prize of Henan Science and Technology Progress Award in 2019. In addition, this design has achieved a total sales volume of more than 150 million yuan.
Establishing a new mode of school & enterprise cooperation to promote the production and three-dimensional dissemination of popular science works
The work ‘Little Cherry Singing Popular Science in China’ made by design research team set up by Professor Pan Mingge, joined by China Science and Technology Press and Henan Little Cherry Animation Group Co., Ltd., has been awarded the second prize of Henan Province Science and Technology Progress Award in 2020. Members of the team participated in the whole process of project development, creation and promotion, which filled the gap in the field of children's popular science MV animation in Henan Province
Taking root in the field of intangible cultural heritage protection in Central China, and continuously cultivating talents for intangible cultural heritage inheritance
From 2016 to 2020, Henan intangible cultural heritage research base, led by Professor Cao Yang and Associate Professor Xue Feng, undertook the research and training program for inheritors of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage organized by the Ministry of culture and the Ministry of education. It is responsible for training inheritors of traditional handicrafts and folk arts in Henan, with the main aim that they can use modern design methods to transform traditional handicrafts and bring intangible cultural heritage new vitality. In the past five years, 14 intangible cultural heritage research and training sessions have been held, 712 inheritors of intangible cultural heritage have been trained, and six large-scale intangible cultural heritage innovation works exhibitions have been organized, with more than 100,000 visitors.
Undertake the visual design of national major sports events by mining regional cultural resources
In 2019, the 11th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People's Republic of China was held in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Professor Cao Yang and Associate Professor Lu Jianzhou’s design team undertook the visual design task of the main venue for the opening ceremony. After more than two months’ design demonstration and preparation, the final visual design scheme which explored the local characteristics of Henan and condensed the design elements of regional culture was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Games. It was applied in the main venue of the opening ceremony, and was highly praised by the organizers and the audience.
Contributing knowledge of design to the development of cultural products
Doctor Li Ling, a member of the visual and media design team, submitted a report called ‘the Development of Cultural Relics and Cultural Derivatives in Henan Province’ to the Henan Provincial Committee of the Chinese's Political Consultative Conference. This report is based on a year long investigation of major museums and art institutions domestic and abroad. Dr. Li Ling pointed out the problems existing in the development of art derivatives in Henan Province, which has abundant resources in culture and cultural relics, and put forward corresponding countermeasures and suggestions. The report is highly targeted at the healthy development of cultural industry in Henan Province, and has been personally approved by Gao Tijian, vice chairman of the CPPCC of Henan Province. Then, in 2017, Dr. Li Ling's team cooperated closely with the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy for preparing the exhibition of the Immortal Palace of Pyramids held by Henan Museum. 10 sets of design schemes for 144 exhibits had been launched in the exhibition, which further verified the relevant theories of the consultation report.
From 2016 to 2020, a series of intangible cultural heritage research and training graduation ceremony and the achievement exhibition of traditional handicraft design were held, with a total of more than 100,000 visitors
Graphic and color design for The 11th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People’s Republic of China
‘Super Daddy’ was funded by National Radio and Television Administration
Exhibition Design of the first Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival in Henan Main Venue
Exhibition design of Henan Anti-Corruption Culture and Education Center