Jackie Kwok is Leader of the User Oriented Research and Design Lab, Member of the Departmental Research Committee, and Deputy Programme Leader of MDes (Strategic Design).
She is active in establishing research methods for the design discipline.
In 2004 September, She has been a visiting scholar (for 6 months) at the Lab of Professor Nagasawa (Tokyo University), who is an expert in design and planning of the living environment for older people.
Kwok has successfully applied for a number of externally funded projects (CERG, Hong Kong Housing Authority) to conduct research on the urban living environment for people of different age groups and social classes. She is recognized as the one of the forerunners initiating participatory design methods in Hong Kong.
Kwok’s other focus of research is Design History. In 2007 a book The Birth of Modern Chinese Design 《中國現代設計的誕生》(co- author So Kok) was published by The Joint Publishing Co. Ltd
She writes and publishes extensively on research methods, inclusive design, participatory design, Chinese design history and urban history. Publications include books, book chapters and journal papers by international and local publishers.