Kin Wai Michael SIU 邵健偉

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Kin Wai Michael SIU 邵健偉

Leader, Public Design Lab
Programme Coordinator (Servicing Programmes)
Leader, Research Group for Sustainable Public Design, RISUD

Supervisor, Postdoctoral Research and PhD Studies



Academic Qualifications

PhD, PhD, MSc, MA, MEd, FCP, BA(Hons) 

Professional Qualifications

FDRS, FCSD, FRGS, FRSPH, FRSA, FCollP, RPE(MIE), CEng, FIET, FIMechE, FHKIE, FIED, CMgr, FCMI, MHKCS

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Kin Wai Michael Siu is Eric C. Yim Professor in Inclusive Design, and Chair Professor of Public Design. He is Founder and Leader of the first Public Design Lab (公共設計研究室). He is Leader of Research Group for Sustainable Public Design of the RISUD. He teaches design and engineering subjects and supervises postdoctoral and PhD research. He is Coordinator of Design Research Methods for the university’s PhD students. Based on Vygotsky’s ZPD concept and Bruner’s scaffolding theory, he introduced the concept of 'Scaffolding Innovation' for design learning. He is a chartered designer and chartered engineer. He promotes inclusive and participatory designs. He leads public design projects that have a balance of consideration between creative design and engineering application. He has obtained a number of external competitive research grants, including RGC's HSSPFS (2016/2017). Most recently, his RGC project explores everyday practice and recycling facilities in densely populated urban areas. He was Fulbright Scholar at MIT, ASIA Fellow at NUS, and visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and UC Berkeley. He is Chair Professor of the WHUT, and Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University, CAFA, GAFA and TAFA in China. He has been appointed to serve as a member of research grant bodies and accreditation councils. He is an editorial and advisory board member of design, engineering, humanities and education journals and book series. He has provided consultancy services concerning industrial, product, engineering and environmental designs, intellectual property, and programme development and accreditation. He has received over 60 international design and invention awards. He is the sole holder of more than 50 US and international patents. He has published 23 books and monographs, and over 50 book chapters and 300 papers in leading journals.

Detailed Profile: http://people.sd.polyu.edu.hk/sdmsiu/Profile_KinWaiMichaelSIU.pdf

Selected Publications: http://people.sd.polyu.edu.hk/sdmsiu/Selected_Publications_KinWaiMichaelSiu.pdf

Selected Published Monographs: http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/projects/research-monographs-public-design-lab

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