Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Menglin Tian ("MT") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
MT : 2020-2022, Design Products, MA, Royal College of Art, LONDON/UK 2016-2020， Product Design，BA， Jiangnan University， WUXI/CN.
MT : My love for design could go back to my childhood. At that time, I was deeply attracted by a pretty popular CCTV interior design program called "exchange space". Thanks to my parents' education and support, I am able to gradually transform my love for design into my major and future career. In 2016, I matriculated for the Bachelor of product design of Jiangnan University, which was one of the most long-standing and famous design institutes in China. During four-year academic life, my studies of core subjects such as materials and technology, product design expression, product design engineering, design management and brand strategy, product design discipline frontier, design psychology, user research played an important role in shaping my understanding of design industry, which enabled me to know how to run and promote the whole process of design and explore some new materials by myself. These systematic design learning and the accumulation of new materials have laid a solid foundation for my postgraduate journey.
MT : It's poetic, playful and purposeful. I like that design can add happiness to people's lives, and I look forward to people's wow and small surprise smiles when they use my design.
MT : Never forget to discuss your project with people, no matter who they are.
MT : Whether it solves a problem, whether it comes into the world responsibly.
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