Lin-Lin Chen is professor in the department of industrial and commercial design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and in the faculty of industrial design at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. She received B.S. degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in the United States. She was dean of the college of design at NTUST from 2004 to 2010, president of the Chinese Institute of Design from 2007 to 2008, and convener for the arts (and design) area committee of Taiwan’s National Science Council from 2009 to 2011. She is currently editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Design (SCI, SSCI, AHCI), vice president of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), and fellow of the Design Research Society. Her research focuses on product aesthetics, design innovation, interactive interface design, and geometric algorithms.
In 2006, Lin-Lin Chen founded the International Journal of Design (www.ijdesign.org), with funding support from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of National Science Council in Taiwan. The journal has successfully established itself as one of the top academic journals in design, well recognized by design researchers all over the world. Since 2006, she has led the ideastroming initiative, funded by the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences of National Science Council in Taiwan, to promote interdisciplinary collaborative innovation between design and technology. From 2006 to 2011, a total number of 111 design teams from universities were supported by this initiative to develop innovative concepts of future products based emerging technologies. The initiative has played an important role in renewing the innovative abilities of design education in Taiwan.