Faculty & Research
Zhenyu Gu
Professor of Industrial Design
Director of Interactive Design Institute
Ph.D. Supervisor

Zhen Yu GU is currently the director of the Interaction Design Lab in the school and Executive Director of China Information & Interaction Design Association. He obtained his PhD from School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006. His research interests include User Experience, Aesthetic Computing and Data Driven Interface Design. He has published more than thirty Journal and conference papers. He is invited as co-chairs or session chairs for a number of international conferences such as DC&C, HCII. He is also the PI of several research projects from NSF, Ministry of Education and HK research grant committee. The University awarded him as the best graduate supervisor in year 2013. Student projects he coached have won prizes from several well-known competitions such as Microsoft imagine cup, ITC100, IF, Reddot, lighton and so on.

selected papers:


Zhenyu GU, Jian Lou, (2016). Data Driven Webpage Color Design, Computer Aided Design. Volume 77, Pages 46–59


Zhenyu Gu , Xinya Xu, Chen Chu, Yuchen Zhang, (2015). To Write not Select, a New Text Entry Method Using Joystick, Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Technologies, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Volume 9170, pp 35-43


Zhenyu Gu , Jia Ming Yu, Zhanwei Wu, Zhan Xun Dong,(2015). Visualizing Group User Behaviors for Social Network Interaction Design Iteration, Design, User Experience, and Usability: Interactive Experience Design, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 9188 , pp 36-45


Zhenyu Gu, Cheng Chu, Xingya Xu, and Zhanxun Dong, (2015). Feature Stroke: A Text Entry Method Using Joystick, International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 299-303, 2015.


Zhenyu Gu, Zhanwei Wu, Jiamin Yu, Jian Lou, (2013). A Color Schemer for Webpage Design Using Interactive Mood Board, Human-Computer Interaction. Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8004, pp 555-564


Zhanwei Wu, ZhenYu Gu, Zhanxun Dong,(2013). Multi-dimensional Aesthetics Mining for Social Photo Recommendation, Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume 374, pp 407-412


Zhanxun Dong, Zhenyu Gu, Zhanwei Wu. (2010). A New Ergonomics Manikin Generation Method from Real 3D Scanning Body. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 26-28: 1075-1078.


Quan Zhang, Zhenyu GU, (2009). A Color Harmony Measure Model with Shape Information, The 2009 International Symposium on Optimization Theory, Methods and Applications


Zhenyu Gu, Ming Xi Tang and John Hamilton Frazer. (2006). Capturing aesthetic intention during interactive evolution, Computer Aided Design, 38 (3), pp. 224-237.