Society News

22 January 2024

The Design History Society is pleased to welcome our new Ambassador, Dan Mu.

Dan is a current PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Her research specialises in design culture and the designer’s identity, endeavouring to chronicle the emergence and growth of independent design in China, whilst bridging a critical gap in the contemporary design history narrative. Dan’s PhD research uses product design as a lens through which to gain insight into the entanglements generated by China's cultural-political-economic identities.

Prior to starting her PhD journey, Dan worked as an industrial designer at a Beijing-based FMCG company. In 2021, she graduated from the MA Expanded Practice program (innovation and service studio) at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she specialised in service design and speculative design. In 2019, she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Furniture Design and Engineering from Beijing Forestry University, with a focus on Emotive Design and Parametric Design.

Speaking about her appointment, Dan said she "cherishes this opportunity to serve as a DHS Ambassador and eagerly anticipates the opportunity to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas within the vibrant community of design enthusiasts at DHS."


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