Eun Ji Cho

Name:Eun Ji Cho

Job Title:Associate Research Fellow


Brief Introduction:

Eun Ji Cho is an Associate Research Fellow of the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, China, where she teaches service design and design for social innovation, and serves as academic coordinator of the double degree program with KISD (Köln International School of Design). She received her Ph.D. in Design from Politecnico di Milano in Italy and MSc in Design for Interaction from TU Delft in the Netherlands. Prior to joining Tongji University, she worked at Hunan University as an assistant professor. Her main area of research is service design for social innovation, with a particular focus on social sustainability and service co-production. She has been a member of DESIS Network (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) since 2010 and worked in DESIS international coordination team from 2010 to 2013. Her recent work includes the translation of Ezio Manzini’s book Design, When Everybody Designs: An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation (MIT press, 2015) into Korean (Ahn graphics, 2016).

Vaccaro, D., Cho, E.J. (2022). Rituals as Design Objects: A Relational Approach for Infrastructuring Urban Commons. In: Bruyns, G., Wei, H. (eds) [ ] With Design: Reinventing Design Modes. IASDR 2021. Springer, Singapore.


Cho, E.J. (2020). Relational interaction: challenges and opportunities for social innovation through service co-production. In Kurosu M. (eds.) Human-Computer Interaction. Human values and quality of life. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12183 (pp. 408-419). Springer.


Cho, E. J. (2020). 为社交性而设计:以计算机通信技术(ICT)为媒介的协同服务的 元设计(meta-design)方法, 艺术与科学 卷十五. 清华大学出版社.


Cho, E. J. (2017). Tackling local problems by embedding design in local administrative offices: A case study of the ‘Design Consultant’ program, The Design Journal, 20: sup1, S3507-S3515.


Cho, E. J. (2017). Collaborating with local administrative offices to improve neighborhoods: A case study of Design Consultant program, Strategic Design Research Journal, vol.10, no.3.


Zhang, W., Cho, E. J., Jiang, Y., Guo, Y. (2016). Community-based research for innovation and design: in the case of Qinghai, In Proceedings of 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS), 13-15 July 2016, Lisbon, Portugal



  • ej.cho@tongji.edu.cn

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