Knowledge Centres

KNOWLEDGE
CENTRES

Through its Knowledge Centres, HKDI offers students access to interdisciplinary platforms and enables them to engage in projects with industry partners.

Centre for Communication Design

The Centre for Communication Design at Hong Kong Design Institute is an applied research and consultancy hub dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in all areas of graphic communication. It acts as a knowledge exchange platform between staff, students as well as external organisations, tightly integrating practice, research, teaching and outreach activities.

Centre of Design Services and Solutions

CDSS is one of the Knowledge Centre at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), established in 2019, It is comprised of Big Data Analytics, E-Commerce, Design Incubation and Technology-Driven In-Store Experience.

Centre of Innovative Material and Technology

CIMT is a comprehensive material archive and interactive learning platform designed to facilitate the exchange of material knowledge and associated applications among students, faculty, designers and manufacturers.

DESIS Lab

The HKDI Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Lab for Social Design Research is a new cross-disciplinary action research group at HKDI. Its aim is to set up a research platform for social design, an emerging field advocating a new approach to design: ‘designers as enablers of social change’.

Fashion Archive

The HKDI Fashion Archive supports the use of real fashion products as teaching and learning tools that houses around 1,500 historical fashion items. Visitors can access the iconoclastic fashion items to understand the design, culture and history behind them via the interactive platform made available by the HKDI Fashion Archive.

Media Lab

The Media Lab nurtures and enhances the integration of innovative ideas and media technologies, as well as interactions between education, applied research, professional training and industry application.