Hong Kong Polytechnic College spotlights 10 design tasks

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2022-09-30 16:00:03

Dezeen College Exhibits: a undertaking that encourages market consumers to cut back their use of plastic baggage and an AI-based resolution to assist look after the aged are included in Dezeen’s newest college present by college students at Hong Kong Polytechnic College.

Additionally included are a speculative undertaking regarding rising sea ranges in Asia‘s coastal cities and a role-playing online game set in apocalyptic futures.


Establishment: Hong Kong Polytechnic College (PolyU)
College: College of Design
Programs: BA (Hons) in Communication Design, BA (Hons) in Surroundings and Inside Design, BA (Hons) in Social Design, BA (Hons) in Promoting Design, BA (Hons) in Promoting Design, MSc in Multimedia and Leisure Expertise, Grasp of Design (Interplay Design), MSc in Multimedia and Leisure Expertise, Grasp of Design (Interplay Design) and Grasp of Design (Design Practices)

College assertion:

“PolyU Design has been an vital hub of design schooling and analysis for Hong Kong since 1964. It’s a place the place east meets west, permitting college students to develop their design experience whereas gaining an in-depth understanding of business and society, with a novel worldwide and cultural perspective.

“PolyU Design attaches equal significance to design idea and software, integrates artwork with science, actively promotes interdisciplinary cooperation and studying, emphasises high-quality design schooling, conducts high-level analysis and gives consulting providers.

“The varsity is main in Asia and sixteenth globally on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) artwork and design rankings. Tutorial programmes are supplied at bachelor’s, grasp’s, and doctoral ranges in extremely numerous design experience.

“The analysis and educational programmes are primarily based on 5 central tenets, together with creating an open thoughts body, steering constructive change, establishing visionary entrepreneurship, practising genuine expression, and designing responsibly.

“Many design tasks of PolyU college students are human-centric, cultural-driven and embrace the most recent applied sciences.

“On this college present, college students from each undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes discover a variety of matters together with environmental consciousness, appreciation of native and conventional methods of residing and excitements derived from know-how software.

“These works come from a variety of disciplines together with promoting design, communication design, atmosphere and inside design, social design, multimedia and leisure know-how, and interplay design. Scroll all the way down to learn and hope you benefit from the journey.”


Sinking Cities 2100 by Elaine Istanto

“By 2100, coastal cities world wide are predicted to be absolutely submerged underwater. Regardless of many elements resulting in the sinking of a metropolis, the present development of sea-level rises reveals an alarming price for metropolitan cities by the coast.

“This undertaking explores numerous fictional situations wherein the livelihoods of residents inside these coastal areas are affected by the rising waters.

“Sinking Cities 2100 envisions the opportunity of a reimagined contrasting future and drastic situations of every coastal area by evaluating Asia’s quickly sinking with doubtlessly sinking cities.”

Pupil: Elaine Istanto
Course: BA (Hons) in Communication Design
Tutor: Ho Yin Fung


Artwork of people cooking on a gallery wall

Tessellating Culinary Tradition by Janice Lok Ying Wong

“The undertaking is exploring the tessellation of cultural and culinary practices of kitchens.

“All through the centuries, kitchen design has been influenced by social customs, conventional cooking strategies, tools and know-how, demonstrating the affect of cultural heritage and culinary traditions in reworking inside format and altering home existence.

“This design is a reinterpretation of western and jap cuisines, showcasing their spatial transformations primarily based on time, totally different actions and tools, their environmental setting, sort of delicacies and cultural backgrounds.

“A story illustration method utilizing totally different layers of data is developed into sequential tales that alternate between previous and new understandings of what a kitchen house is likely to be or develop into.

“The tessellation is created by the superimposition of various timeframes and inside kitchen layouts, and questions its future imaginative and prescient as a spatial agent.”

Pupil: Janice Lok Ying Wong
Course: BA (Hons) in Surroundings and Inside Design
Tutor: Gerhardes Bruyns


Cardboard boxes with pamphlets in on a table

Speaking Plastic by Wing Hei Lau, Wai Shan Cheung, Yuet Ting Hui and Ka Yi Wong

“Regardless of Hong Kong’s full implementation of the Plastic Bag Charging Scheme in 2015, plastic baggage at moist markets are exempted resulting from meals hygiene causes.

“This undertaking concerned in-depth analysis into the difficulty that discovered that there’s plastic bag abuse at Hung Hom Moist Market. Clients hesitated to interrupt their behavior of utilizing plastic baggage resulting from misconceptions and lack of incentives.

“Speaking Plastic goals to encourage them to take their first step in lowering plastic baggage.

“An inclusive and progressive Inexperienced Market Pilot Scheme was launched at Hung Hom Market, which had three totally different methods for 3 forms of folks, together with inexperienced store vouchers, self-service bins, and an indication of minimising the usage of plastic baggage.”

College students: Wing Hei Lau, Wai Shan Cheung, Yuet Ting Hui and Ka Yi Wong
Course: BA (Hons) in Social Design
Tutor: Jonathan Yu


Corner of a city building with a red post wrapper the corner by student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Strengthen the Transparency, Survive the Equity by Allison Ka Po Wong

“In case you say truthful commerce has nothing to do with you, you may be the subsequent sufferer being looted by the retailers.

“A model from New Zealand was chosen to be the imaginary shopper for this promoting undertaking. This firm sells truthful commerce licensed carbonated drinks and insists that its elements should be truthful to the producers, land and shoppers.

“Solely merchandise which are innocent to each stakeholder will be licensed as truthful commerce,” stated Maria Cheung, the chief govt of Truthful Commerce Hong Kong.

“The undertaking goals to introduce the model and its affiliation with truthful commerce.”

Pupil: Allison Ka Po Wong
Course: BA (Hons) in Promoting Design
Tutor: Francis Hung


Green graphics printed on white paper and cardboard boxes by student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Occasional Journey by Patrick Chi Ho Cheung

“This can be a rejuvenation train for the Hong Kong Tramways, which has 118 years of heritage. The model is picked as an imaginary shopper for this promoting design’s capstone undertaking.

“It’s simple to suppose that heritage is about historic info, previous details and archives, but the true heritage of the Hong Kong tram lies within the collected perceptions from the locals.

“These collected perceptions embrace the vibe and really feel of using the tram – a transportation expertise that hasn’t been modified previously 118 years.

“By crystallising these perceptions, the sweetness past its transportation operate will be recognised and reaffirmed among the many youthful generations.”

Pupil: Patrick Chi Ho Cheung
Course: BA (Hons) in Promoting Design
Tutors: Man To Yiu and KC Tsang


Model in white face paint and blue clothes holding a mannequin head by student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Que Pinta! by Jorge Luis Mejia Fuentes

“Que Pinta! is a multimedia journal that mixes many codecs collectively and showcases them in a beautiful, enjoyable approach.

“By way of the usage of storytelling and fictional characters, Que Pinta! builds a world of its personal as an atemporal journal caught in 1985.

“At its core, Que Pinta! is a platform that unites creatives to create multimedia work with a cohesive imaginative and prescient – a catalyst of a artistic wave.”

Pupil: Jorge Luis Mejia Fuentes
Course: MSc in Multimedia and Leisure Expertise
Tutor: David Williams


Black laptop on a black background with student's graphics by student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Chaining – Hyperlink Up Left and Proper Mind by Anthony Chun Ting Leung and Sin Tat Fan

“Chaining is a web-based collaboration platform that goals to attach artwork and digital know-how by artistic coding. Whereas laptop programmes are typically adopted to resolve a particular downside, artistic coding turns coding right into a artistic medium.

“It’s an interdisciplinary strategy to artwork and science. This undertaking explores the opportunity of using artistic coding as a bridge to attach designers and programmers.

“Whereas designers have a powerful sense of aesthetics, creativity and design pondering, programmers are proficient in logical, mathematical and computational pondering. Chaining goals to be a platform that connects these two forms of folks and trains their creativity and computational pondering.

“The platform’s residence web page is a multiverse view, showcasing novel works created by customers. Customers can click on into any node they’re all in favour of and study from its supply code. Customers can even fork from any node and create a brand new piece of digital artwork with artistic coding.”

College students: Anthony Chun Ting Leung and Sin Tat Fan
Course: Grasp of Design (Interplay Design)
Tutor: Kenny Chow


Two ghoulish characters sat next to each other with Codename Apocalypse text in the centre by student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Codename: Apocalypse by Ka Seng Chou and Wai Man Lam

“Codename: Apocalypse is a online game combining role-playing and rogue-like deck-building.

“Whereas an unknown doomsday disaster is approaching, gamers must dwell as a civilian and survive in card battles, experiencing the pre-apocalypse world and figuring out the endings of the characters.

“Integrating laptop role-playing recreation (CRPG) parts, the playing cards are divided into greater than 30 topics. Whereas constructing the deck, gamers can even accumulate the talents to set off further secret tales and choices.

“A number of story scripts will probably be accessible. Gamers could expertise pre-apocalypse lives brought on by cults, zombie crises and alien invasions.”

College students: Yin Yee Ho, Zhongheng He, Fong Kei Lee, Sze Ho Fung and Wai Chun Wu
Course: MSc in Multimedia and Leisure Expertise
Tutors: Ka Seng Chou and Wai Man Lam


Black background with images of musical instruments and Chinese characters by student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Chinese language Character Amnesia 提笔忘字 – An Interactive Dice to Improve Curiosity and Reminiscence In the direction of Chinese language Character Amnesia by Yi Xiang and Wai Lik Tsoi

“Chinese language character amnesia is a phenomenon wherein skilled Chinese language customers overlook learn how to write the characters that had been beforehand well-known to them.

“The phenomenon is particularly tied to extended and intensive use of digital enter strategies, particularly for Chinese language oversea returnees.

“The prevalence of Chinese language character amnesia represents a disconnection from Chinese language tradition, historical past and spirit.

“In keeping with questionnaires and in-depth interviews carried out as a part of the undertaking, the issue stays unsolved resulting from a scarcity of motivation and minimal affect.

“The undertaking goals to lift the notice of Chinese language amnesia and additional remind, rebuild and improve the curiosity and reminiscence growth of Chinese language characters by a multi-sensory and playful strategy.”

College students: Yi Xiang and Wai Lik Tsoi
Course: Grasp of Design (Interplay Design)
Tutor: Stephen Jia Wang


Robotic owl in black white and orange on a tabletop next to a phone by student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Carebase – AI-driven Options for Aged Care Companies That Additionally Assist to Stop Dementia by Kelly Cheuk Yu Tang and Zhengtong Lin

“The ageing downside is rising. It may be noticed that many seniors depend on caregivers to assist and preserve their day by day actions and face many limitations and issues when taking good care of themselves.

“Nevertheless, the assistance of caregivers can also be often restricted. Due to this fact, selecting appropriate healthcare merchandise, providers, and acceptable assistive design in keeping with their wants is all the time vital.

“The undertaking goals to facilitate the aged in resulting in a wholesome way of life. With the usage of AI and large information, Carebase is an clever platform that evaluates the consumer’s profile and gives suggestions or options for the aged, their relations and caregivers.

“On the similar time, Carebase gives an clever companion robotic that assists the aged in attaining a more healthy life by day by day reminders, leisure and interplay, whereas offering companionship and amassing day by day behavioural information for higher consumer evaluation by AI.”

College students: Kelly Cheuk Yu Tang and Zhengtong Lin
Course: Grasp of Design (Design Practices)
Tutor: Newman Lau and Mohana Das

Partnership content material

This college present is a partnership between Dezeen and Hong Kong Polytechnic College. Discover out extra about Dezeen partnership content material right here.



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