Srini R. Srinivasan

Professor of Industrial Design & Chief Operations Officer, Design Innovation Institute Shanghai

Srini R. Srinivasan

Srini Srinivasan is an industrial designer and design educator. His focus areas are mechatronics and have designed award-winning products in several categories, the main among them are Consumer Electronics, Industrial goods, wireless devices, medical devices, and IoT. He has built multi-talented design teams across North America, Asia, and Europe to deliver quality designs that focus on aesthetics as well as outstanding engineering. Simplicity and sustainability are his key messages to his design teams and also to clients throughout the globe. 

Srini is currently based in Shanghai, China, and is a Professor of Industrial Design and Chief Operations officer at the Design Innovation Institute Shanghai (DIIS). Srini is also a visiting Professor of Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano for several years.  He is also a Distinguished Professor of Design at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Art (SAFA). 

Srini is a Senator and past President of the World Design Organization (WDO) the global professional body for industrial design. He was elected Board Member for three terms and eventually elected to be the President from 2019 until Feb 2022.

Srini is a well-known keynote speaker at various design events across the world and has been the Jury Chairman of several global design awards.

 Srini is a Professional Member of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA). He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai.

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