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The 3rd webinar of “Enlighten@PolyU” series reveals “The Power of Design”

4 Feb 2021

Jointly organized by the Alumni Affairs and Development Office and the Institute for Entrepreneurship, the 3rd webinar of “Enlighten@PolyU” series on the topic of “The Power of Design: Create, Connect, Transcend” was successfully held on 4 February 2021. Distinguished scholar and alumni of the University were invited to discuss how design connect and enrich our lives and help shape a better future. The event attracted over 430 registrations.

During the webinar, our renowned alumni designers, including Anthony Lo, Vice President of Exterior Design, Groupe Renault; Alan Yip, Founder & Director, Yip Design Ltd. and Kent Wong, Founder & General Manager, Scopo Creative Strategic Management Co. Ltd., shared their design journeys in different parts of the world. 

Anthony shared his car design adventures, uncovering the opportunities and challenges he came across in the automotive industry.  He opined that teamwork was important in the innovation process, and his inspiration came from his travel experience and interaction with people from different cultures and professions.  

Alan talked about his diverse experience in product design and how to combine design and productivity. He highlighted the importance of identifying the design positioning to foster sustainable development. 

Kent showcased his design projects on furniture and lifestyle products. Sound preparation, interpersonal relationships and collaboration spirit are key factors contributing to his career accomplishment in the Chinese Mainland market. 

The webinar was moderated by Prof. Lee Tak Chi, Professor of Practice (Design Practice), School of Design of PolyU. Taking this opportunity, Prof. Lee introduced the establishment of “SD+”, a strategic business unit of PolyU Design, offering professional design-related one-stop consultancy services to the industry.  It would provide a platform to connect alumni and corporates, as well as to support our graduates and startup.

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