Product Innovation Technologies (HD)

Career Prospects

This programme has created a new hybrid profession that is positioned as the catalyst for the transformation of Hong Kong into a product-innovation-sensitive economy. Students are taught to take on the integrator role, implementing product innovations in organisations. The product innovation knowledge will also be a solid foundation in technology-oriented business innovation.

Aims and Objectives

This programme has created a new hybrid profession that is positioned as the catalyst for the transformation of Hong Kong into a product-innovation sensitive economy. Students are taught to take on the integrator role, implementing product innovations in organizations. The product innovation knowledge will also be a solid foundation in technology-oriented business innovation.

We provide an alternative educational path for sub-degree graduates of industrial/product design, manufacturing/production engineering, mechanical engineering and even business studies from PolyU and other local institutions (especially the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education).

Characteristics

This is the first programme of its kind in Hong Kong. It integrates industrial design, manufacturing engineering and new product innovation technologies. Business and marketing knowledge for new product innovation is another key component.

In the project subjects, which combine theory and practice, students develop creative and innovative abilities in simulated and client projects. The strategic alliance of PolyU Design, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Industrial Centre ensures students’ access to the best expertise and facilities.

The programme consists of substantial amount of laboratory work, practical training, hands-on experiments and problem-based project components.

Programme leader

Brian Lee — Assistant Professor, BA, MA

Brian Lee

Brian Lee is a design educator and practitioner about product design, with specific expertise in the Asian lifestyle design research, traditional Chinese furniture making and contemporary product design methodologies, and with an interest in the ways in which the emerging techonology and design for sustainability, material & cultural studies, production method and urban artisanal practice intersect.

Born in Hong Kong, Brian Lee gained his Degree in Industrial & Product Design and a Masters Degree in Design from School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He worked in design consultants for developing medical equipments in HK & Frankfurt, OBM design for watches & clocks, lifestyle products and jewelry design, and was a Design Director of a furniture manufacturer & retailer in HK & Shanghai. Lee joined School of Design as a lecturer since 2006, where he specialized in product semantics, design research, and product & furniture design. He is also appointed as the Programme Leader of Higher Diploma in Product Innovation Technologies and Deputy Leader of Asian Lifestyle Design Research Lab in School of Design.

Tel      (852) 3400 8270
Email  sdlee@polyu.edu.hk

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