HKDI inspire* Design Thinking 2018

HKDI inspire* Design Thinking 2018

About HKDI inspire*Design Thinking 2018

Design Thinking is a broad term given to a set of methods for user-centred innovation strategies that designers adopt during the process of designing.

While this process of creative problem solving has been widely used within the realm of design, it also has high relevance in other disciplines and its gradually being adopted outside of the design profession. Design Thinking serves to stimulate open questions and the continuous search for different creative avenues beyond boundaries of disciplines and contexts, with a view to promoting positive change in society.

As a leading Design education institution, HKDI endeavours t&o advance the application of Design Thinking as a transferable skill for solving problems of all kinds, hence rolling out an initiative entitled “HKDI inspire* Design Thinking 2018” which includes a series of activities that engage the general public, in collaboration with various organisations that share the same vision.

In September and October, HKDI will launch a series of master lectures and workshops that engage students, teachers and interested professional and public, not only from Design but also other disciplines to harness the power of Design Thinking in resolving “wicked problems” in different facets of our lives, hence promoting its relevance and adoption in all walks of life. Topics include Healthy by Design, Interdisciplinary Thinking for a Disrupted World, Food and Design: Innovation for Eyes and Stomach, Design-driven Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking for Smart City.

* HKDI reserves the right to change or update the programme without prior notice. Final programme details will be announced on this webpage.

Opening Ceremony

"HKDI inspire* Design Thinking 2018" Opening cum
"SmART City by Children" Showcase and Sharing

Master Lecture and Workshop Series

Details and Registration

Design Thinking and Innovation Week

Design Thinking and Innovation Week by ZHdK and HKDI


Venue & Enquiry


Hong Kong Design Institute & IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O,
New Territories, Hong Kong
(Tiu Keng Leng MTR station A2 exit)


Adverse Weather Arrangement

When Typhoon Signal No 8 or above or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued or in force, the programmes of "HKDI Inspire: Design Thinking 2018" will be cancelled. When Typhoon Signal is lowered to No 3 or below or Rainstorm Warning Signal is lowered to Amber or below before 6pm, respective programmes will be resumed in 2 hours, subject to the latest announcement on this official website.