Design Literacy Center was set up in August, 2020. Its main responsibilities are: focusing on the research of advanced design education in the world, organizing academic activities, conducting joint scientific research, participating in international academic conferences, and actively promoting international exchange and cooperation of the univeristy.
The current direct of the center is Prof.Erik Bohemia.He has co-chaired over 20 key international academic conferences with international societies such as the Design Institute Management (DMI);Design Research Society (DRS);and Design Society (DS). He is a long-term standing co-chair of the Design Society's Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG). The DESIG with the Engineering Institute of Designers (IED) jointly organise Engineering & Product Design Education International Conference Series (E&PDE) annual international conference and he initiated and led the development of the International Conference for Design Education Researchers which has been established a regular LearnxDesign international conference series. He is the founding Director of the international Academy for Design Innovation and Management network aiming to supporting the interests of the design innovation research community.