Linfu Zhang

PhD student


Linfu is a social designer who possesses an interdisciplinary background spanning social science and design.

Linfu completed his Bachelor's and Master's in Environmental Design from Hefei University of Technology, China, specializing in mobile architecture. He later deepened his exploration into social prejudice by securing a Master's in Social Psychology from the University of Surrey, UK.

With nearly five years of diverse professional experience post-graduation, Linfu has worked as a solution architect addressing the digital divide in China's rural areas, a market & user researcher in FinTech, and a senior product manager in IoT Innovation.

Currently, Linfu's PhD research focuses on social design—emphasizing community-based participatory design, digital place-making, and Eudaimonic well-being.

IAA - AHRC Impact Acceleration Account
24/05/2023 → 24/01/2024

Social Design Symposium
Participation in conference - Academic

Social Design (Organisational unit)
Member of an organisation