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(in alphabetical order)
BALL, Roger MacLaren
BORIO, Geraldine
BRUYNS, Gerhardes
CHAN, Calvin
CHAN, Edmund
CHAN, Michael
CHAN, Violet
CHEUNG, Step
CHONG, Wai Yung
CHOW, Kenny
CHOY, Clifford
CHUAH, Peter
CHUNG, Welby
DE BONT, Cees
DEAN, Peter
FUNG, Ho Yin
GUTIERREZ, Laurent
HAN, Fred
HASDELL, Peter
HO, Alex
HUNG, Francis
HUNG, Keung
JACHNA, Tim
KAN, Alan
KWOK, Brian
KWOK, Jackie
LAU, Newman
LAUGHTON, Scot
LECLERC, Rémi
LEE, Anthony
LEE, Brian
LEE, Tak Chi
LEONG, Benny Ding
LEUNG, Ann
LIU, Xihui Sylvia
LUXIMON, Tina
MA, Henry
NG, Clive
NG, Sandy
PAN, Horace
PORTEFAIX, Valerie Marie Francoise
RILL, Bryan
SIU, Kin Wai Michael
SIU, King Chung
SMITH, Martin
SONNTAG, Stefan Rudolf
SPICCIOLATO, Ernesto
TAM, Keith Chi-hang
TANG, Ming Xi
TSANG, KC
TSANG, Kith
VITTACHI, Nury
WAN, Chi Kwong Bruce
WANG, Min
WEI, Huaxin
WIRMAN, Hanna
WONG, Kacey
YIP, Alvin
YIP, Gwen
YIU, Man To
YU, Gino
ZHANG, Victor
 
HESKETT, John
Chair Professor of Design

Profile :

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from the London School of Economics, University of London in 1960, Professor Heskett started his career as a Planning Assistant in the Norfolk County Council Planning Department in the U.K. He continued to work in the industry before embarking on his academic career as Lecturer in Design History in 1967 in the Coventry Polytechnic, U.K and later advanced to Senior Lecturer. In 1977, Professor Heskett joined the Sheffield City Polytechnic, U.K. as Principal Lecturer in Design History and Theory. He joined the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London in 1984 and was the Head of Department of Historical and Theoretical Studies from 1984 to 1989.


From 1988 to 1989, Professor Heskett also worked as a Senior Research Fellow in Harvard University engaging in research in design management. He joined the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, in 1989 as Associate Professor in the Institute of Design and has been a Professor of the Institute since 1993.

Professor Heskett has maintained a close association with our School of Design and has served in various capacities in our University. From 1985 to 1987, Professor Heskett was an advisor to the University Grants Committee (formerly the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee) of the Hong Kong government on establishing degree courses in design at the School of Design (formerly known as the Swire School of Design). He was also the School’s External Examiner in 1996/1997 and Visiting Fellow in the summers of 1998 and 1999. He served as a member of the School’s MA programme validation panel in 2003. During the period from August 2002 to August 2003, he was appointed as a Consultant of the University and visited the University for about four months in aggregate to provide assistance to the Design Task Force.

Professor Heskett’s research interest is in the areas of industrial design and design management and has authored several books. He has published many papers in professional and international refereed journals and has given numerous invited lectures at international conferences, institutions and industries. He is also a member of the editorial advisory board of a number of quality international journals.


Email : sdjohnh

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