Interaction Design Lab

The Interaction Design Lab is an applied research and consultancy facility at the School of Design. Established in April 2004, the Lab is endowed with the mission to promote the viability of interaction design within the University and to Hong Kong industries at large.

Aims and Objectives
• To foster synergy amongst faculty members in applied research and consultancy projects pertaining to interaction design
• To develop new knowledge in interaction design, including theories, methodologies, and processes, with an emphasis in user-centered design research, and channel this knowledge back to industries to help formulate a methodological approach to designing interactive products and experiences
• To explore new interaction design paradigms and models in designing more intuitive and enjoyable experiences when interacting with technology
• To act as a learning laboratory within PolyU Design and involve students in experimentation and development of interactive projects
• To promote Interaction Design’s economic and social value by developing new product ideas and consolidating understandings in users of interactive products and services
• To collaborate with industry in development of innovative ideas for interactive products
• To act as a hub to collect and disseminate information on new thinking, methodologies, technological advances, case studies and social research relating to Interaction Design

Current research focuses on interaction design methodology, application of RFID technology, tangible interfaces, online interactions, interactions between physical and virtual environments, and mobile communications. The IDL embraces a human-centred approach and aims to contribute in establishing harmonious relationships between humans and technology.


V611-V614, 6/F, JCIT

Contact Person
Dr Kenny Chow
Tel      (852)2766 5454