|Zhang Jian, an expert in industrial design from Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province [jc35.com]|
Zhang Jian, an expert in industrial design from Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, recently gave an interview in which she said "innovation is the primary force of development."
Zhang is director of Department of Industrial Design at Shenyang University of Technology.
She said that the latest report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) underscores technological innovation many times.
"The country encourages all people to make innovations in their fields, to facilitate industrial development," she explained.
Zhang founded Shenyang Innovative Industrial Design Co. in 2009, which currently employs 79 service staff and draws on the skills of 317 experts.
The company provides a one-stop service for enterprises in the equipment manufacturing industry.
"Through industrial design, the sales of high pressure vacuum pumps have surpassed 1,000 within six months, while the annual sales before were less than 100. The price of the pump has also climbed from 860,000 yuan (U.S. $131,000) to 1,500,000 yuan (U.S. $230,000). This reflects the power of industrial design," she said.
"The report to the CPC Congress mentions people's happy lives. This is also our final target with industrial design," she said. Zhang often tells her students that innovation in industrial design should feature people's needs as its focus.
Her company is the only officially-recognized role-model platform in industrial design in northeastern China. Zhang hopes that she can help more enterprises transform from product manufacturers to resolution providers in the future.
"In many people's eyes, female staff in the field of industrial design take up only a small proportion. But I think women have more advantages in this industry," she argues.
"Industrial design is also a means to promote environmental harmony and help people live better lives."
(Source: paper.cnwomen.com.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)