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Innovation Design Center of Lenovo, Beijing, China
Yao Yingjia is vice president and chief designer at Lenovo in Beijing, China. He is responsible for innovation design and user experience, developing products such as desktop designs, laptops and digital home equipment. Bringing together Chinese and western cultures, he cooperates with a design team whose members come from more than 13 different countries. When Yao joined Lenovo in 1996, he paved the way for the company’s first team to specialize in industrial design, thus making Lenovo the first Chinese IT company to position itself in the market with a focus on industrial design. (September 2014)