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The programme will be conducted in English.
* Simultaneous Putonghua interpretation will be available
(except for paper presentations and Global Design Network


The organisers reserve the right to change the programme / speakers without prior notice.


1 December 2009 (Day 1)


09:00 Registration
Fusion Music

Performance by “Digital Music and Media” students of Hong Kong Design Institute


Welcome Remarks:

    Prof. Lorraine Justice

    Swire Chair Professor of Design, Director of School
    of Design, The Hong Kong

    Polytechnic University


    Victor Tsang

    Principal, Hong Kong Design Institute

Opening Remarks by Guest of Honor:

    The Hon Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, SBS, JP

    Chairman, Vocational Training Council (VTC)

09:55 Photo-taking Session
I: Industrial Design Education

    Prof. He Renke
    Dean and Professor, School of Design,
    Hunan University, China


    Topic: From Industrial Design to Innovative Design

10:40     Prof. Lou Yongqi
    Vice Dean, College of Design & Innovation,
    Tongji University, China


    Topic: Bridging the knowledge: D&I @ Tongji
11:20 Networking Break
11:50     Prof. He Xiaoyou
    Associate Dean, Nanjing Arts Institute,

    Topic: TBC
12:30 Lunch Break
II: Design + Innovation Management

    Prof. Craig Vogel
    FIDSA, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation,

    College of Design,

    Architecture, Art and Planning,

    University of Cincinnati, the U.S.A.   


    Topic: The Live Well Collaborative – Managing the
    Tension between Coordinating Design in a

    Comprehensive University while Providing Design as

    an Outsource Capability to an International


    Prof. Jeremy Myerson
    Director and Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design,

    Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, the UK


    Topic: Desirable, Feasible and Viable - A review of
    educational initiatives from the Royal College of Art
    in combining design with technology and business
    at the front end of innovation

15:30 Networking Break

    Prof. Patrick Whitney
    Dean, Institute of Design,
    Illinois Institute of Technology

    & the Steelcase/Robert C. Pew Professor of Design,

    the U.S.A.


    Topic: Sustainable Innovation: Avoiding the Collission
              The standard prescription for sustainability and
              the normal goals for innovation are in direct
              conflict with each other. How can design help
              reframe this situation?


    Bill Moggridge
    Founder of IDEO

    Topic: Teaching Design Thinking

17:05 Break
17:15 Panel Discussion

Panel Chair: Prof. John Heskett
Panel Speakers: Prof. Renke He, Prof. Yongqi Lou, Prof. Craig Vogel, Prof. Patrick Whitney

"Forget the Future. What are Today’s Design Education Issues?"
18:00 Networking Drink (by invitation only)
18:30 End of the Day



2 December 2009 (Day 2)


III: Academic Exchange
09:30 Paper Presentations
(4 Break-out Sessions in Theatre 2, S426, S427,S428)
12:55 Lunch Break


Global Design Network

GDN Symposium 2009: Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Today's Creative Graduates

Room S221, Level 2, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

15:45 Networking Break
(refreshments will be available at Room S221)

    Prof. Cees de Bont
    Dean, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering,
    Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands


    Topic: A Blessing in Disguise – The Contribution of

    Industrial Design Engineering to Sustainable Well

Back to Theatre 2


    Anne-Marie Boutin
    President, The Agency for the Promotion of
    Industrial Design (APCI), France


    Topic: Design education for a sustainable and
    desirable world : the French approach


The Future Education in Hong Kong

"HKDI: Building a Foundation for Tomorrow"
By Alex Fung, Vice Principal, Hong Kong Design Institute

"From the Age of Mass to the Age of Flexibility"
By John Heskett, Chair Professor of Design, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


18:20 Introduction of " Lifestyle Design Research (LSDER) China Network"
18:30 Closing Remarks:

    Prof. Lorraine Justice

    Swire Chair Professor of Design, Director of School
    of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


    Alex Fung

    Vice Principal, Hong Kong Design Institute

18:35 End of the Conference



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