Eun Ji Cho

Eun Ji Cho is an associate research fellow at the College of Design and Innovation, where she also teaches postgraduate students service design, and design for social innovation. She received her Ph.D. in Design from Politecnico di Milano in Italy, and MSc in Design for Interaction from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Prior to joining Tongji University, she worked at Hunan University in China as an assistant professor. Her research focuses on service design for social innovation, especially collaborative services and social sustainability. 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). ej.cho@tongji.edu.cn, taowood@gmail.com





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


Cho, E. J. (forthcoming, 2017) Tackling local problems by embedding design in local administrative offices: A case study of the Design Consultant program, In Proceedings of Design for Next - 12th EAD (European Academy of Design) conference, 12-14 April 2017, Rome, Italy 


Cho, E. J. (forthcoming, 2017). Designing for sociability: A meta-design approach for ICT-mediated collaborative services, 艺术与科学, vol. 15, Tsinghua university press


Manzini, E. & Cho, E. J. (forthcoming, 2017). Social innovation and design: How designers can trigger and support sustainable changes, 艺术与科学, vol. 15, Tsinghua university press


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


Cho, E. J. (2014) Galvanizing local resources: a strategy for sustainable development in rural china, In Proceedings of Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014, December 10-12, Taiwan


Cho, E. J. (2013) Designing for Sociability: A Relational Aesthetic approach to service encounter, In Proceedings of DPPI 2013 (Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces) conference, September 3 - 5, 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


Cho, E. J. & Rogel, L. (2013) Urban social sustainability through the web: Using ICTs to build a community for prospective neighbors, In Proceedings of ICT4S 2013 (Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability), February 14-16, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland



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