Skip to main content Start main content


Summary and Action Project Report on “One from Hundred Thousand” Season 9: Children‘s Well-being in Sub-divided Units (2023)

How could we mobilise available social resources from across various sectors to effectively and sustainably improve the living environment of children and families residing in sub-divided units (SDUs)? In Season 9 of Operation SoInno, JCDISI dived deep into social, economical and physical issues commonly faced by SDU families, as well as sustainable solutions that could effectively address to their pain points. Through participatory co-design processes, we seek to leverage the resources available in the society and effectuate the planning and application of home modification strategies in SDUs with cross-disciplinary experts.

Report on Intergenerational Play Space and Ageing in Place: A Case for Social Innovation (HKHS Prosperous Garden) (2022)

Hong Kong is a compact and densely populated area, parks are of paramount importance to high-density cities like Hong Kong. The “Intergenerational Play Space Design Competition | HKHS Prosperous Garden” co-organised by HKHS and JCDISI provided a platform for professionals and university students from different disciplines to reimagine public space and playground for IG interactions. This report documents participating teams' design ideas, deliberations with local stakeholders, experts' vision and the judges' comments on the winning designs as a book of reference to inspire on how to take the IG play space design idea forward.

"Kowloon Park Fitness Trail Intergenerational Play Space" Design Summary Report (2022)

Public open spaces in Hong Kong are generally zoned and demarcated by their functions and targeted users. While the equipment are monotonous and may not satisfy the needs of different age groups and discourages interactions. “Kowloon Park Fitness Trail Proof of Concept Study” took forward design considerations developed in Season 4 to test the applicability of such principles. With LCSD and ArchSD as Strategic Partners to provide technical advice, the cross-discipline knowledge creation and knowledge transfer exercise fleshed out practical considerations and provides a reference design for future development.

Summary Report on ‘One from Hundred Thousand’ Season: 4 Intergenerational Play Space (2022)

When was the last time you played with somebody beyond your generation? What are your desires for an ideal play space? The benefits of play space to everyone’s physical and mental well-being has remained important, if not more important, than ever in light of COVID-19. The Season 4 Summary Report compiled the takeaways of Co-creation Workshop and Symposium, in which the co-created ideas were further explored in our action projects.

Double Smart Assessment Indicators for Elderly-friendly Community (2022)

The "Double Smart Assessment Indicators for Elderly-friendly Community" provides an easy-to-use assessment tool for the community to understand the needs of the elderly and areas where prioritised actions are required, thus introducing community- and user-oriented hardware and software solutions to support the elderly to age at home and in place.

Silver Age Startups in Hong Kong

Many elderly people are still active and healthy in their post-retirement life. These retirees would like to continue to give play to their strengths and contribute to society. The “Report On Silver Age Startups in Hong Kong” catalogued the challenges, achievements, and gains of a group of senior citizens rewarded from the process of creating new social enterprises, and also demonstrated the unlimited possibilities of “Active Ageing”.

Enabling Smart Ageing with Health and Building Data (2022)

With technological advancements, various social sectors strive to find innovative and smart solutions to tackle the challenges caused by double ageing and to make the community and user experience more elderly-friendly. With the theme of "Enabling Smart Ageing with Health and Building Data”, Season 10 promoted the building of a digital platform for systematic integration, analysis and visualisation of practical knowledge and data, so that the young old can better assess their ability in and prepare for ageing in place.

Report on Co-designing Interactive Voice Response Robor for Elderly Centre

How can a robot assist older elderly who are not familiar with technology in achieving “Active Ageing”? The “Report on Co-designing Interactive Voice Response Robor for Elderly Centre” not only documented the process which “Tung Zai” is born, but also demonstrated the way technology integrates into elderly’s everyday life. Witness together how elderly co-created “Tung Zai” by reading the report! Connecting City-Wide Users through an Elderly-Friendly Website (2022) the concerns when designing a digital platform for elderly to registeractivities organised by elderly centres? The report “ ConnectingCity-Wide Users through an Elderly-Friendly Website” documented the wholeprocess of the Action Project, including the design principles and theirapplications discovered during a series of user engagement workshops. Find outmore details of the platform design by studying the report![No text in field]

Silver Age DJ Action Project Report (2021)

From planning to implementation, what challenges did the Silver Age DJs face when producing this online music sharing programme? How did they overcome the difficulties? The “Silver Age DJ Action Project Report” not only documented the whole process of the Action Project, but also summarises some suggestions and principles from the experience of the Silver Age DJ pilot programme on encouraging members of the elderly centre to initiate self-organising activities. Find out what elderly DJs were doing along the way by reading the report!

Report on Co-Designing Iron Trolley for Cardboards Recycling: Testings, Observation, and Project Conclusion (2021)

In order to encourage our society to think about how to cope with the “double ageing” issue in our society, this project aims to pool together efforts from different parties to re-design and improve the existing iron trolley used by elderly waste pickers, to make it safer, easier to use and be more adaptable to the local urban landscape and usage practices. We asked the University’s Industrial Centre to produce 4 prototypes of the Recycling Trolley; and invited four elderly waste pickers from different districts to conduct field testing and summarized our experience in this report.

Report on Co-designing Iron Trolley for Cardboard Recycling (2020)

"Co-Designing Iron Trolley for Cardboards Recycling" is one of the SoInno Action Project to promote "Elderly-friendly Employment" with the aims to improving the trolley used by elderly waste pickers. After a more than 6-month co-creation , the process and detailed design are ready for public reference. Don't miss out!

Report on the Design Project of the Socially Inclusive Waste Management Hub (2021)

Stemmed from Season 2’s theme of “Empathising with Elderly in Workplace”, a design scheme was developed for a community waste management centre for garbage collection, waste recycling, and pioneering provision of decent space and facilities to serve our cleaning worker. This is a feasible prototype for a new generation of government refuse collection points that can stand as an icon of functionality and community pride.

A Practical Guide to an Age-Friendly Community Kitchen (2020)

As a SoInno Action Project for promoting "Elderly-friendly Employment", we examined "Chan Un Chan Third Age Volunteers Centre cum Community Kitchen” operated by the TWGHs and published "The Toolkit for the Age-friendly Community Kitchen", which illustrating universal design on 8 aspects namely "Layout & Furnishing", "Operation Routing & Logistics", "Labels & Signage", "Equipment", "Training", "Inspections & Records", "Menu & Recipe" and "Incentives" for age-friendly community kitchens.

Summary Report on ‘One from Hundred Thousand’ Season 1 Transitional Social Housing (2019)

The interim report highlights the issues and challenges in identified in the season 1 co-creation process and at the Symposium and the seven conceptual design schemes developed by the co-creation teams.

Transitional Social Housing Action Project Report (2020)

The Transitional Social Housing Action Project covered three sites with varying physical and socio-economic environment, i.e. a temporary work site at the intersection of Tung Chau Street and Yen Chow Street West in Sham Shui Po, the former SKH Stanley Village Primary School in Stanley, and the Ma Wan Old Village. The Report provides a comprehensive documentation of the cross-sector and trans-disciplinary co-creation process which has contributed to enriching the knowledge in the planning, designing and implementing transitional social housing projects in Hong Kong.

Seed Experiment 2.0 (2021)

Since 2015, Good Seed have supported over 80 social projects, all dedicated to bettering the lives of different people in Hong Kong through innovation. Focusing on projects launched in 2018-2020, this book tells the stories of 25 of these projects, charting not just their success, but also hardships and failures along the way. They show that initiating and sustaining an innovation project is no easy task, but by following a desire to do good for society, anyone could become a change maker.

Seed Experiment 1.0 (English Version) (2022)

Recorded 31 stories of the young social innovators who are incubated by Good Seed in 2015 – 2017, it showcased the power of social innovation from different sectors for different groups of users, including care for the visually impaired and hearing impaired; the autistic, dyslexic and disabled; the elderly scavengers; and the parents and children.

Seed Experiment 1.0 (Chinese Version) (2018)

A book recording 31 successful and touching stories of the Good Seed projects. Good Seed programme has supported 45 social projects since 2015. Some of them generate unprecedented solutions, some of them successfully converge societal goals, some of them are in full swing, some of them has already hit the sack. In this book, 31 adventurers have been recorded with a humanistic perspective instead of merely numbers and assessments, for they are only humans with good hearts trying to do good for Hong Kong.


Your browser is not the latest version. If you continue to browse our website, Some pages may not function properly.

You are recommended to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different browser. A list of the web browsers that we support can be found here