The Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) is returning to Hong Kong for its 14th edition from June 17 to 21 to explore how design and digital can shape up the future. Readers of Luxe Digital are entitled to a 30% discount on their entry ticket when registering with the following code: MP3J3Q8.
Organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) in collaboration with Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government), the KODW welcomes design practitioners, brand leaders, business executives professionals, government and policy makers, academia and anyone who has an interest in innovation.
The five-day event offers a carefully thought out programme articulated around three thematic forums, seven interactive workshops, a leadership forum and a roundtable discussion. Local and international designers, decision makers, entrepreneurs and field experts will explore the latest global design and innovation trends. They will exchange ideas to understand how human-centred design can serve as a bridge between digital and user experience. Participants will be inspired with new ideas to shape the future of urban design.
KODW 2019 will continue to inspire new ideas and discussion as we explore design-led innovation for the city, economy, culture and our living. The aim is to enhance local urban planning, advance the strategic use of design and creative thinking to drive the new economy, business, education, social well-being, and to invite people from all walks of life to explore new directions.”
– Prof. Eric Yim, Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre
Explore the interaction between design and digital to shape the future of urban life
A panel of internationally-renowned industry experts and business leaders from around 10 cities across America, Europe and Asia will gather together at the Knowledge of Design Week to explore how digital is reshaping urban life.
The event is organised around three thematic forums: “Liveable Smart City”, “Future Retail and Lifestyle”, and “Digital Health”.
Liveable Smart City will explore new possibilities for the liveable cities of tomorrow. Speakers will share their experiences in using design and creative thinking to solve problems and create value in innovative urban systems. Di-Ann Eisnor, from The We Company, who previously incubated new urban systems at Google’s Area 120 will share how enterprises may use global-scale databases to find creative urban solutions and respond to the government and citizens’ need in the fast-changing world.
With Future Retail and Lifestyle, participants will dive into trends, disruptions and new frontiers in the post-omnichannel retail landscape. Speakers will discuss how brands are reinventing business to create personalised, intuitive and connected experiences for digitally-empowered customers. Tommy Campbell, digital designer with SPACE10, IKEA’s research and design lab that explores new possibilities and solutions for future life, will deconstruct how digital and technology can improve the quality of our daily lives, make structural changes in the industry ecosystem, and create opportunities in the face of changing consumption patterns.
Finally, with the third theme of the event, Digital Health, participants will discover new innovation opportunities and solutions for health and care in the digital age. Low Cheaw Hwei, Head of Design for Philips ASEAN Pacific, will share how design thinking, digital and technology can improve the healthcare system and change people’s mindsets through design so that various solutions to medical problems can be developed from individual to institutional levels.
In addition to the three main conference tracks, participants to the 2019 Knowledge of Design Week are also invited to participate in seven different interactive workshops. Full details of the program are available here.
Knowledge of Design Week event details:
Date: June 17 to 21, 2019
Venue: Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui and Eaton Hotel Hong Kong, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon
30% discount code: MP3J3Q8