Different professional backgrounds_educational environments in different regions lead to different influences on students’ ability of collaborative innovation. This study compared the different majors of universities in Fujian and Taiwan, to find the specific effects of context and education environment on students’ collaborative innovation ability. This study used questionnaires and interviews to sample senior students from universities in the Fujian and Taiwan, majoring in mechanical engineering, materials science, and industrial design. The content of the survey includes four aspects: interdisciplinary competence, social competence, team cooperation, and innovation ability. This study compares the performance of the students of the same subjects and the students of no students in the cooperative innovation ability. It provides a reflection for the designers of both sides of the two straits in the process of education.
Collaborative innovation ability, professional backgrounds, educational environment, design education