Seminar: Ageing in place(s): Cases to introduce solution-focused design methodology for ageing innovation

Who: Dr. Yanki Lee from Hong Kong Design Institute.
When: August 17’th from 16.00 – 17.30.
Where: KADK; in building 90, room 90.1.20
Everyone is welcome
I am going to share my reflections of three collaborative research projects with three design schools with a view to engaging local people from those cities in design activities.  During the projects we worked with local older volunteers in London, built relationships  with local residents in a new town in Hong Kong and created interactions with a group of intellectuals within a university campus in Beijing. I am going to focus on one of the central questions posed in the project: How people design their own lives and how their insights can eventually become innovative services for all? How these experiences can become knowledge that will benefit design education as well as design competence? My attempt was to objectify and substantiate people’s ingenuity towards their own lives/living strategies and analyse three forms of designerly ways to enable older people to co-design products-services-programmes for our future selves.
Yanki Lee PhD MA(RCA)
Co-founder, director of EXHIBIT, London (UK) and Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong Design Institute (China). In 2012, Dr Yanki Lee joined the Hong Kong Design Institute as Adjunct Professor after more than ten years at the RCA’s Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. With an MA in Architecture from the Royal College of Art and a PhD in design participation form Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dr Lee researches through actions on design methodology and education for social innovation. She was a co-investigator of i~design research project, the pioneer design research project in inclusive design in the UK. She also led EPSRC funded Public Engagement Project, ‘Design Our Tomorrow (DOT)’ which was aimed to introduce inclusive design methodology to UK secondary school Design & Technology curriculum. In 2011, she was the holder of the UK’s BIS UK – China Fellowship of Excellence 2011. She also founded EXHIBIT at Golden Lane Estate in London, a social design agency (
If you register to Eva Brandt, – I’ll make sure that there are coffee/thee etc.

About Eva Brandt

Eva Brandt is Professor in Social Design at Design School Kolding since May 2019. Before she was professor (MSO) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and holds a Ph.D from 2001. Eva is scientific leader of the Lab for Social Design. Previously she was co-leading the Center for Research in Codesign (CODE). Since September 2014 she has been part of the main faculty for a two year international MA-program in codesign. The main part of her research is about how designers can stage open design processes (design labs) with many participants who both can inquire into existing practices and explore possible futures in common. She also contributes to theorizing about experimental design research driven by programs and experiments. She has been contributing to several books such as Design Spaces (IT Press, 2005), Rehearsing the Future (The Danish Design School Press, 2010), XLAB (The Danish Design School Press, 2011), Facilitating Change – Using Interactive Methods in Organizations, Communities and Networks (Polyteknisk Forlag, 2011), and Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design (Routledge, 2013). Eva has been chairing the Nordic Design Research Conference in 2013.

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