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PolyU Design: Impact Report 2022

Dear friend,   Our warmest wishes for a happy new year!  As we look back on all that we have achieved and look forward to all that lies ahead, we hope 2023 brings you prosperity, growth, and good fortune.  We must also remain mindful of the challenges and trends facing the design industry. We believe that collaboration across different disciplines and innovation are key to tackling these issues, and we invite you to join us in this effort. We have recently published our first impact report, with a theme on the roles of designers in the modern world. We hope that you will take the time to read it and consider how it might inform your own education and research. Together, we can make a difference in the coming year. Wishing you a productive and successful Year of the Rabbit! READ NOW   Warm regards,  Prof. Kun-Pyo LEE, PhD, HonFDRS  Dean of School of Design  Swire Chair Professor of Design  Alex Wong Siu Wah Gigi Wong Fook Chi Professor in Product Design Engineering  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

20 Jan, 2023

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29 Dec, 2022

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29 Dec, 2022

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The 2023/24 Undergraduate Programme Booklet is published!

The Undergraduate Programme Booklet 2023/2024 covers the followings that allow you get the first-hand information about the school and our undergraduate programmes. Student works are included to visualise what you can expect from studying at PolyU Design. Undergraduate programmes Admission Information About PolyU Design Integrated Capstone Student Works Booklets can be collected at Jockey Club Innovation Tower. For e-booklet, please view here

28 Nov, 2022



IASDR2021 proceedings is published

IASDR2021 is proud to announce the release and publication of the full proceedings with Springer. Entitled “[ ] With Design: Reinventing Design Modes”, the proceedings is a collection of 249 design research contributions, across a wide spectrum of disciplines. The proceedings is now available on Springer. Get a copy for yourself!

9 Nov, 2022

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Cubic Journal is now Scopus indexed

Cubic Journal is now Scopus indexed. A great appreciation to the Editorial Board, Advisory Board, editors, and contributors who have made this happen. We look forward to more issues across a field of disciplines, approaches and collaborators.  Read now:

27 May, 2022



"Design Commons - Practices, Processes and Crossovers" by Gerhard Bruyns and Stavros Kousoulas

Dr Ir Gerhard Bruyns, Associate Professor of PolyU Design and his co-author Stavros Kousoulas have recently published the book "Design Commons - Practices, Processes and Crossovers".  This book directly links the notion of the commons with different design praxes, and explores their social, cultural, and ecological ramifications. It draws out material conditions in four areas of design interest: social design, commons and culture, ecology and transdisciplinary design. As a collection of positions, the diversity of arguments advances the understanding of the commons as both concepts and modes of thinking, and their material translation when contextualised in the domain of design questions. In other words, it moves abstract social science concepts towards concrete design debates. This text appeals to students, researchers and practitioners working on design in architecture, architecture theory, urbanism, and ecology. Keywords • Design Commons • Commoning Practices • Commoning Processes • Commons Crossovers • Ecological Thinking • Alternative Economies • Urban Movements • Digital Commons • hacktivism and design • transdisciplinarity and design • spatial commoning Editors Gerhard Bruyns and Stavros Kousoulas, with contributions from Dorina Pllumbi, Maria Reitano, Nikolaus Gartner, Chun Zheng, Daniel Elkin, Leung Chi-Yuen, Wang Xiao Lu, Frank Bauer, Lasse Sehested Skafte, Gert van der Merwe, Nicholas Frayne, Markus Wernli, Piero Medici, Liana Psarologaki, Stamatis Zografos, Dora Karadima, Katharina Moebus, Lőrinc Vass, Roy Cloutier and Nicole Sylvia. The book is now available at Springer>>

20 May, 2022



Designing Central Publications

Designing Central features a series of creative events as part of the opening programme of the revitalised Central Market to be held from 21 September 2021 to 9 January 2022. The project is organised with a view to promoting Hong Kong creative designs via Central Market which is not only one of the Hong Kong prominent historical landmarks, but also an ideal venue situated at the heart of the business district of the city.  Click and flip over the following archive of the project to learn more: Event Chronicle Catalogue Pamphlet Issue 1 Pamphlet Issue 2 Pamphlet Issue 3 Pamphlet Issue 4 Pamphlet Special Edition

19 Apr, 2022



New Book: Hong Kong Neon Sign Artworks — Vol. 1 Restaurant by Brian Kwok

We are proud to announce that our Associate Professor Brian Kwok has recently published his fourth publication Hong Kong Neon Sign Artworks — Vol. 1 Restaurant. This bilingual book in Chinese and English acts as an introduction to the initial findings on vernacular aesthetics and visual communication design from Brian and his team of Information Design Lab’s observation and analysis on 218 food and restaurants neon sign artworks.   This book is one of the on-going neon sign artworks research projects funded by the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust in 2019, one of the competitive funds supported by the Hong Kong Government for preserving cultural heritage in Hong Kong. The research project has gone through 2.5 years from photo-documentation of more than 700 artworks to visual culture analysis.   The artefacts archived in the book might not be definitive enough to represent the local culture and history, but give us clues and useful references to the narratives of vernacular design and aesthetics, craftsmanship, colour theories, popular cultures, as well as the livelihoods and economies of Hong Kong from the 1950s to 1970s.    Special features: A 282-page book in Chinese and English with 4 + 1 spot vivid green colour printing and special ink printing effect. Coming along with a small UV torch enables shining on the specific artworks to reveal a fluorescent effect that resembles the neon light effect.   FREE COPIES! We are now offering 50 copies to the general public for free. Please sign up and read the Terms and Conditions at Registration deadline: 31 December 2021, 11:59PM.

14 Dec, 2021


Transformation Dynamics in FinTech

Dr. Jörn Bühring's chapter contribution to the "Transformation Dynamics in FinTech"

Dr. Jörn Bühring's chapter contribution to the "Transformation Dynamics in FinTech" book is published. The article "Innovation with Foresight: Anticipating Alternative and Creative Responses in Strategic Organizational Decision-making" provides a review on key issues and their implications caused by rapidly changing business environments which have prompted a call for new strategic organizational decision-making capabilities in innovation. Available here.

15 Oct, 2021


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