Design is a popular field nowadays because it is inextricably linked to almost every aspect of our daily life. Outstanding design is crucial to the success of many industries, ranging from computer engineering, technological development, spatial arrangement, business administration, educational model, publication, communication to tourism. This is of particular importance in the era of globalization and within a competitive international market. Furthermore, the creative minds and solutions are cultivated through the trainings offered in art and design, and therefore artistic design play an important role in the advancement of a society. With a wide range of academic disciplines and innovative science research centres in University of Macau, it provides promising conditions for the development of an interdisciplinary research centre and the cultivation of a new generation of design talents. Furthermore, as a public comprehensive university in Macau that emphasizes both teaching and research, enhancing students’ literacy in arts and humanities is an integral part of our mission. In addition, art and design is significant to the development of cultural and creative industry, which has been considered as a key to realize an economic diversification in Macau. This approach also effectively follows the vision of the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area” and “One-Belt-One-Road” concept and policy by the Central Government.