About the Workshop

Workshop on Design for Sustainability (D4S): Mobility and Healthcare builds on the previous success of the KU-HKBU Joint Workshop on Field Informatics held on March 5-7, 2012 at Hong Kong Baptist University and the HKBU-KU Inter-University Symposium on Field Based Design held on March 29-30, 2013 at Kyoto University.

The aim of this year's joint post-graduate workshop is to creatively and collaboratively design new and innovative ways of living in a future sustainable cyber/physical/social community, by means of leveraging novel technologies and concepts.

Students from Kyoto University and Hong Kong Baptist University will form teams and consider Lantau Island Development as the scenario for this futuristic design challenge and work together to develop and present solutions on certain aspects of the Intelligent Island.

Aspects to focus on

  • An optimal plan for the island to be integrated with the rest of the region in terms of social and economic development, such as its relationship with Central Business District (CBD);
  • What would be an ideal mobility/transportation network?
  • Wellness and health care desired (service delivery and management);
  • Environmental considerations;
  • With the application of the latest technologies, how to justify the costs and benefits of the island development?
  • What are the technological opportunities (e.g., electric cars, Google cars, robots, cyber/social communities, cyber/physical infrastructure, new materials, IoT, cloud computing, mobile health, big data analytics, and personalized services)?
  • Any new concepts to be introduced and adopted (e.g., organic/energy-saving living, new green "industry", diversity, equality, work-life balance, and social norms)?

This year's joint post-graduate workshop contains five sub-workshops:

  • Workshop 1: Exploring Geo-tagged Photos for Culture Friendly Development
  • Workshop 2: Vision and Design of Eco-friendly Connectivity within/across the Intelligent Island
  • Workshop 3: Vision-based Design Workshop: Looking into the Future by Looking back the Past
  • Workshop 4: Fieldwork Approach
  • Workshop 5: Design by dialogue and logical methods

Presentation date: June 15 (Sunday), 2014
Venue: RRS905, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong