Abstract

With the development of the transportation industry, the automobile has become a critical component of Chinese society. Likewise, Chinese culture has influenced automotive design. However, this influence has generally been limited to an increased focus on environ sustainability. This paper presents a strategy to explain this influence. The author discussed social changes and evaluates automobile designs for the future. Through the comparison of China history, culture, various type of automobile to analyze changes in functions and structure. This paper also describes the principles of automobile design necessary for future automobile design and automobile industry development in China.

Publication Date

4-15-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Industrial Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)

Advisor

Alex Lobos

Advisor/Committee Member

Mindy Magyar

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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