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Brian Lee

Brian Lee

Associate Professor

Programmer Leader of BA Product Design, Lab Leader of Asian Lifestyle Research Lab

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  • Expertise: Sustainable product and service system, experience design, quality of life, design for ageing society, community art and public furniture


Dr Brian Lee is an Associate Professor, Leader of Asian Lifestyle Design Lab, and Programme Leader of BA (Hons) in Product Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He researches and teaches product and service system design, interactive product experience, and cocreation approach with and for the communities to explore the development of sustainable and quality living, ageing society and other action projects to extrapolate positive value change. Brian has extensive experience leading cross-disciplinary design research and action projects. He is keen on developing practical design tools to explore actionable insights through human-centred and collaborative design approaches. His current projects include identifying intelligent product and service system framework in the nursing home to promote autonomy living, exploring an educational and service design system to promote sustainable uses of renewable resources in the processes of craftsmanship and art and design projects, reviewing the placemaking service design approach through public art furniture etc.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Design and Technologies
  • MA in Design
  • BA (Hons) in Industrial Design

Teaching Area

  • Product and Service System Design
  • Interactive Product Experience
  • Sustainable Product Design
  • Design for Ageing Society
  • Furniture Design
  • Cocreation Approach


Research Outputs

Du, Y., Lee, Y.H.B., & Siu, K. W. M., (2021, July). Promoting the Social Connectedness of the Lost-Only-Child Elderly in China. In International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (pp. 378-385). Springer, Cham.

Lee, B.Y.H. (2020). Prototyping: The dual actions. Cubic Journal, (3), 54-73.

CHOW Kenny, LEONG Benny, LEE Brian. (2019). Animating embedded behavior change support systems in physical environments. 7th International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, BCSS 2019, Limassol; Cyprus; 9 April 2019, Vol 2340

LEE Y.H. Brian & LEONG Ding Benny. (2019). Project REMA: The Regional Eco-materials Archive. In Marcelo Ambrosio & Carlo Vezzoli (Eds), Designing Sustainability for All- Proceedings of the 3rd LeNS World Distributed Conference (pp. 1010-1014). Milano, Mexico City, Beijing, Bangalore, Curitiba, Cape Town, Edizioni

Leong, B.D., Lee, B.Y.H., & Chow, K.K.N. (Dec 2018). Collective Play Versus Excessive Use: an Insight into Family-Focused Design Intervention for Mobile Phone Overuse. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-16.





Oral History Documentary, Illustration and Design for Kuk Po: “Re-connect Kuk Po: The Past, Present and Future Sustainability, Countryside Conservation Funding Scheme.

Audio Interactive Robot for Elderly Service Centre: Intervention of Robotic System into Daily Elderly Services (Pilot user test), Collaborative research with JCDISI, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Creative Repurpose Archive For Felled Trees (CRAFT), Consultancy for client Ming Hing - AEL Joint Venture; Funding source: Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR.

Introducing the concept of ‘a body of design works’ into undergraduate curriculum, LTC Projects - Strategic Plan Fund (Expand Research Elements in the Undergraduate Curriculum 2020-22), PolyU

Smart Health Care System for Hong Kong Elderly. PolyU (UGC)


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  • Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Arts and Culture, Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme 2018, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 
  • Outstanding Award, Wofoo Asian Award for Advancing Family Well-being 2018, Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA) and Bronze A’ Design Award at Lighting Design Award Category, A’ Design Award & Competition 2018, Italy
  • 9th International Design Award (IDA Awards)- Honourable Mention in outdoor & exercise equipment group, America
  • Iron A' Design Award at Street Furniture Design Award Category, A’ Design Award & Competition 2015, Italy
  • Silver Medal, 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in 2010






Leong Benny Ding, Lee Brian Yu Hin. (2017). The Internet of Life: Changing Lifestyles and Sustainable Values in Fast‐developing China and India. In: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer. Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design, Routledge; pp.263-280


Leong Benny Ding, Lee Brian Yu Hin. (2014). Learning the Unlearned: Product Design for Sustainability. In: Carlo Vezzoli, Cindy Kohtala, Amrit Srinivasan, editors. Product-Service System Design for Sustainability, UK: Greenleaf Publishing; pp.471-487 (2014)

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