The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s School of Design Annual Show was opened today (1 June) by internationally renowned designer Mr Henry Stenier, Founder of Steiner Co. and Professor Timothy W. Tong, PolyU President.
The Show has put on display the final-year projects of the students from the School's Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Digital Media, Higher Diploma in Multimedia Design and Technology, and Higher Diploma in Product Innovation Technologies, covering a range of specialisms including advertising, digital media, environment and interior, industrial and product, or visual communication design.
Addressing at the ceremony, Professor Timothy W. Tong, PolyU President, said, "The Annual Show is one of the biggest design events in Hong Kong. It is a celebration of our students' innovation and passion for design. It also provides a platform for our students, industry partners and members of the public to share their views on the making of good design."
Out of about 180 projects displayed at the Annual Show, 14 projects from each discipline were named Best of Show. These include the "Game Commune", a charity casino designed for Sai Wan to stimulate interactive ageing. "Lost in Mixmatch Strangeland", a set of character toys designed to help build confidence in children through sensory experimentation and story-telling. "The Listening Project", a visual design formed by reflections of recorded fragments of urban sounds, with an aim to visualizing intangible experiences of our culture, to name but a few.
The Annual Show at the InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong is free and open to the public. Guided tours are available and groups are advised to register early at the event website. Details are as follows:
PolyU Design Annual Show 2011
Dates: 1 - 14 June
Hours 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Daily)
Exhibition venue: InnoCentre (Ground Floor, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong)
Event website: http://www.as2011.info/