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Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Dr Fang Bin Guo

Dr Fang Bin Guo

Telephone: 0151 904 1393

Biography

Dr Fang Bin Guo has been a senior industrial designer with over 20 years’ experience in product/spatial design. He has worked for a variety of design consultancies/in-house design teams in the UK & China, where he completed a number of design projects for well-known clients including: Microsoft, Christie Digital, Xerox, Dubailand, Raleigh Bikes, Hi-Tec Sports, Panasonic, Wo Kee Hong Kong Ltd.

Dr Guo held BA/MSc/PhD degrees in the field of Industrial Design and he is currently teaching BSc Product Design Engineering and supervising PhD students’ research in arts, design and creative technologies. Meanwhile, he remains actively involved in academic research. His major researches incorporate identifications of contemporary role of design/designers, the pedagogical trends and curriculum development in higher design education, Human/user centred design in respects of interaction among humans, machines and networks within contemporary service, maritime & digitised industries; together with the studies of Human Factors/cognitive ergonomics and its application in new product development (NPD).

Currently, Dr Guo is working on a number of funded research projects received from the UK AHRC, Newton Fund, Innovate UK, EU Commission and LCR4.0, in particular the AHRC £250,000, 36 months’ project that focuses on the impact of participatory design, ethnographic studies and the role of public art for urban transformations in China, where he is the Principle Investigator and leading an international cross-disciplinary team.

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)
English

Degrees

2015, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert in Higher Education
2010, University of Salford, United Kingdom, PhD Industrial Design Education
2003, University of Salford, United Kingdom, MSc Industrial Design
1991, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, China (CN/CHN), BA Industrial Design

Academic appointments

Lecturer/Senior lecturer, BSc Product Design Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - present
Lecturer/Programme leader, BA Industrial Design, Dalian Polytechnic University, 1999 - 2001

Publications

Conference publication

Ender J, Jan C, Kunert G, Larek R, Pawletta R, Guo FB. 2019. Design of an Assisting Workplace Cell for Human-Robot Collaboration IEEE: I2 PhDW 2019 >Public Url

Zhao Y, Guo FB, Du HB. 2018. A Pedagogical Study of Industrial Design Education for Industry 4.0 3rd International Conference on Design & Production Engineering 7

Guo FB. 2018. Shifting Product Design from Technology Driven to User Centre Design Driven 3rd International Conference on Design & Production Engineering 7 >DOI

Guo FB. 2017. Capturing Imagination: A Shift From Teaching to Learning ICERI2017, 10th International Coference of Education, Research and Innovation >Public Url

Guo FB. 2016. Switching From Lecture to Design Workshop INTED 2016, 10th International Technology Education and Development Conference, 2016. >Public Url

Guo FB. 2015. Educating Design Professionals In The 21st Century E&PDE 2015, The 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education >Public Url

Guo FB, Finlay PJ. 2015. Aligning teaching and learning approach and assessment method to enhance the quality of higher design education INTED2015 Proceedings,2015, 9th international technology education and development conference,2015 >Public Url

Guo FB, Williams A. 2006. A comparative study of Industrial Design Education across HE Institutions within the UK and China D2B -IDM 2006, D2B - The 1st International Design Management Symposium: Shanghai 2006

Guo FB, Roberts E, Du H, Wang Y, Chen Y, Ge X. A Comparative Research of Culture-led Regeneration across Cities in China ICUSP 2019 : International Conference on Urban Studies and Planning >Public Url

Journal article

Zhan X, Shen C, Ji Z, Chen J, Fang H, Guo F, Zhang J. 2019. A Dual-Point technique for the entire ID-VG characterization into subthreshold region under Random Telegraph Noise condition IEEE Electron Device Letters, 40 :674-677 >DOI >Public Url

Zhao Y, Du HB, Guo FB. 2019. Consideration of Human Factors in a Design of Fire-rescue Window Art Work, :085-088

Book

Guo FB. 2011. Industrial Design Education 9783844383256

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Development through the Creative Economy in China: What Aspects of Participatory Design Can Help Urban Revitalisation; in Particular in the Restructuring of Former Industrial Zones in China., Dr Emma Roberts (CI); Jon Spruse (CI), Grant value (£): 250,000, Duration of research project: 36 months

Professional activities

Conference organisation:

Design and Production Engineering, Organising Committee Member (OCM)

External collaboration:

Luxun Academy of Fine Arts (LAFA) China National Academy of Painting (CNAP) Dalian Polytechnic University (DPU), Prof Du, Haibin; Ms Zhao, Yan (LAFA) Mr Wang, Yonggang; Ms Gao, Tianxia (CNAP) Prof Chen, Yu; Ms Ge, Xiuli (DPU)

Fellowships:

Fellow of the High Education Academy (FHEA), The Higher Education Academy

Visiting Professor, Dalian University

Other invited event:

Asia-link: Sino-European Design Management Network., UK, A Sino-European Academic Network that helping Asian universities to establish Design Management Programmes.

Research Grants Awarded:

China Government-WQ201708, A Comparative Research in Product Design Foundation Education within the UK and China., Du, Haibin; Zhao, Yan, Grant value (£): 3750, Duration of research project: 24 months

Liverpool John Moores University, RFID-based Industrial Design for the IoHT Industry, Grant value (£): 5000, Duration of research project: 12 months

Innovate UK, A true random number generator (TRNG) MVP for RFID tags in healthcare, Grant value (£): 132,843, Duration of research project: 6 months

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Development through the Creative Economy in China: What Aspects of Participatory Design Can Help Urban Revitalisation; in Particular in the Restructuring of Former Industrial Zones in China., Dr Emma Roberts (CI); Jon Spruse (CI), Grant value (£): 250,000, Duration of research project: 36 months