Academic Profile

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Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Wang I-Hsuan Cindy


Associate Professor

School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Email: CINDYWANG@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)6513 8049
Office: ART 3-13

Education
  • MA New York University, School of Education 1996
  • BFA School of Visual Arts 1992
Biography
Prof Cindy Wang is currently in the School of Art, Design and Media; she joined as an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication in 2007. Cindy holds a BFA from the School of Visual Art and a MA in New York University (NYU), Dept. of Graphic Communication Management & Technology.

Cindy’s research focuses on use various principles and elements of graphic design, and combining with modern printing techniques to enhance visual communications. One of the key findings of her research was how to use illusions to further stimulate the visual expression of an artwork. The research revolves around the utilization of illusions and modern printing technologies to create new, innovative and unique illustration of visual presentation.
On the other hand, Cindy also research on type forms that combines elements of Asia and Western typography is innovative from as Asian perspective and meaningful as bridge between East and West. This fusion typography is gathering tremendous interest across the globe and her work in this area establishes her as a pioneer in this exciting new area of design research. She has been successful in securing research grants to support her work.

Cindy’s reputation is more and more well known on both international and national level. She has been prolific in publishing five books on her research themes, won numerous international awards and with numerous of exhibitions locally and internationally. All these awards are only honored to highly talented designer from Hong Kong, New York, and Germany. This explains that Cindy’s creativity, talents, and ability are recognized throughout the continents of Asia, North America, and Europe.
Research Interests
Currently working on two funded research:
-Use various principles and elements of graphic design, and combining with modern printing techniques to enhance visual communications.
The research revolves around the utilization of illusions and modern printing technologies to create new, innovative and unique illustration of visual presentation.

-Focus on type forms that combines elements of Asia and Western typography is innovative from as Asian perspective and meaningful as bridge between East and West. This fusion typography is gathering tremendous interest across the globe and her work in this area establishes her as a pioneer in this exciting new area of design research.
Current Projects
  • Designing for the Sense - Exploring craft and Chinese aesthetics to create sensory expression in graphic design
  • Tradition vs. New - Self-Sufficient Furniture Transformation design for farmers in rural China that adapt forms in traditional rural life and re-interpret with innovative ideas for contemporary living
  • Visible/Invisible-Between Black and White Apply the Concept of Yin & Yang Theory on Unique Paper/Print/Lighting with Human Senses to Explore the Balance and Harmony in Communication Design
  • Visual Circus-Innovation Design with Typography
  • d_ASIA – Utilise the paper and print technology and the human five senses in creative communication design to rediscover the Chinese culture and awake the younger generation’s appreciation to their roots
Selected Publications
  • Huang Y, Chen CH, Wang IHC. (2012). Product Configuration Analysis for Emotional Design. The 2012 Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER 2012).
  • I-Hsuan Cindy Wang. (2012). What a Beautiful Day!. Garden City Publishers.
  • I-Hsuan Cindy Wang. (2010). Visual Circus 視覺馬戲團. Garden City Publishers.
  • I-Hsuan Cindy Wang. (2009). TYPOFORM ZOO 字母動物園. Garden City Publishers.
  • I-Hsuan Cindy Wang. (2009). Design, Culture&Life─The International Conference of Chinese Design: Exploring Expressive and Communication About English Letterform. (pp. P17-P24)Taiwan, Kaohsiung: 國立高雄師範大學-視覺設計系.

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