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Realising Innovations with Design Thinking: Examples from Transport and Beyond

Updated: Nov 14, 2018

05 MAY 2017 (FRI) | 19:00-20:00

Room LG.63, LG/F, Central Podium Level, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.



Dr. Edmund Lee Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre

Dr Edmund Lee is the Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre, a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising Hong Kong’s profile as a design hub of creativity and innovation, driving value creation through design and innovation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of arts, commerce and manufactures. Dr Lee currently serves as Board of Director of PMQ, Member of the Design Council of The Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Nominated Member of Hong Kong Brand Development Council, Advisory Committee on Design, Licensing and Marketing of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, International Advisory Committee of The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, Arts and Culture Advisory Committee of Hong Kong International Airport, and Art Advisory Panel of MTR. He also serves as Co-opted Member, Task Force on Harbourfront Developments in Kowloon, Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing of the Harbourfront Commission. Other public duties include chairmanship or membership of a number of professional management bodies and service organisations. Dr Lee received his PhD in biotechnology from King’s College London and MBA from Warwick Business School. He has also completed advanced training in non-profit management at Harvard Business School on HBS Club Scholarship.



Good design draws people together through empathy, authenticity and meaning, beyond aesthetics, functionality and efficiency. My sharing will focus on how good design and leadership transforms and addresses major issues. I will draw upon cases relating to mobility and transportation and other user-centred design projects to demonstrate the power of design thinking and highlight how problems should be framed and attempted using human-centred design approach.


Organizers:Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning, HKU (MATPP)

Institute of Transport Studies, HKU (ITS)

All are welcome!


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