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Department of Design

Academic Staff

Mr LEE Kwok Lang

Assistant Professor

Email kwoklee@thei.edu.hk

Mr LEE Kwok Lang

I have over twenty years of industrial experience in Hong Kong and overseas, designing products for both consumer and industrial use, which I continue to be engaged in as part of my research output for the Institute.

 

For the past ten years I have been teaching product design and nurturing future design talent. I am also engaged in research with particular interest in sustainable design and vocational education.

 

As a part of my academic duties I have also set up and curated design exhibitions related to sustainable design.

TEACHING AREAS

  • Design Studio
  • CAID
  • Cultural Studies
  • Materials and Production Technologies

QUALIFICATIONS

2006 Master of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1990 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Industrial Design, City of Birmingham Polytechnic

 

EMPLOYMENT

2012 - present Assistant Professor, Technological Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
2010 - 2012 Lecturer, Hong Kong Design Institute
2000 - 2010 Design Manager, Image 2020 Limited
1994 - 2000 Senior Industrial Designer, W. Haking industries Limited
1994 - 1994 Product Designer, Prod-Art Technologies (Holding) Limited
1991 - 1994 Product Designer, Galant Electronic Products Limited
1990 - 1991 Junior Product Designer, Plysu Plc

 

HONORARY APPOINTMENT

2019 – 2021 Honorable Consultant at JA Company Programme Design Consultation Session

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Material technology on product aesthetics
  • Surface finishing technology
  • Social and economic dynamics in Design

PUBLICATIONS

  • Lee, K. L., (2020). The role of the learning organization to effect successful change: VTC a case study VTC. In Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work. (pp. 97-117). Springer Singapore.
  • Lee, K. L., (2018). Encouraging deep learning through collaborative projects and public exhibition. In People: International Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 3.

    Available from: https://www.grdspublishing.org/index.php/people/article/view/1060

  • Choy, S.Y.H., Leung, B. & Lee, K. L., (2013). Education for Modern Chef - Adding Value through Design, BODW, Design Ed Asia Conference 2013, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

RESEARCH GRANT / INTERESTS

  • Lee, KL (Principal-Investigator) 2018, “Understanding student behaviour towards drinking water choices on campus in a Hong Kong context’, THEi Research Seed Grant. (Completed)
  • Lee, KL (Co-Investigator), 2017, ‘Sustainable Start-Ups – Seminars on Designing Innovation For Start-Ups And Crowd-Funding’, Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS) funding from Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. (Completed)

AWARDS

THEi Innovation and Entrpreneurship Award 2018/19

OTHERS

Doctor in Education (EdD) Candidate, University of Bristol