Knowledge Centres


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


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.


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.