Kin Wai Michael Siu

Kin Wai Michael Siu (the corresponding author) is Chair Professor of Public Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was Fulbright Scholar at MIT, ASIA Fellow of NUS, and a visiting scholar of UC Berkeley and University of Cambridge. His research interests are in public design, design and engineering education, scaffolding innovation.

Publications

Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yin Lin Wong. © 2019. 330 pages.
Designers provide creative solutions for user problems and identify the needs of users in a given environment. However, it is often difficult to understand the social design of a...
Social-Architectural Design of Community-Based Embedded Comprehensive Elderly Centers in China: Design Content and Process
Yuanhong Ma, Guangtian Zou, Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong. © 2019. 23 pages.
The community-based embedded comprehensive elderly center (CECEC) was proposed in 2015 to address ageing population issues in China in existing communities. However, there is as...
Assessing Computer-Aided Design Skills
Yi Lin Wong, Kin Wai Michael Siu. © 2019. 11 pages.
This chapter discusses the difficulties of CAD assessment through examining and reviewing existing CAD examination questions in Hong Kong. Based on the review, limitations of the...
International Journal of Quality Control and Standards in Science and Engineering (IJQCSSE)
Seifedine Kadry. Est. 2019.
The International Journal of Quality Control and Standards in Science and Engineering (IJQCSSE) is an international refereed journal that focuses on the best practices in quality...
Report of an Interdisciplinary Course in Product Design Education
Giovanni Jesue Contreras Garcia, Kin Wai Michael Siu. © 2019. 17 pages.
Interdisciplinarity refers to the process of addressing a topic or problem from the angle of different disciplines or sciences, not just one. Typically, those who promote...
Assessing Computer-Aided Design Skills
Yi Lin Wong, Kin Wai Michael Siu. © 2018. 10 pages.
This chapter discusses the difficulties of CAD assessment through examining and reviewing existing CAD examination questions in Hong Kong. Based on the review, limitations of the...
The Development and Evolution of Design Education From Secondary School to Tertiary Education
Yi Lin Wong, Kin Wai Michael Siu. © 2018. 11 pages.
Design education is interdisciplinary by nature and provides a platform for students to learn different knowledge and skills and then apply them to solve design problems. It is...
Design Education for Fostering Creativity and Innovation in China
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Giovanni J. Contreras. © 2017. 283 pages.
To maintain their status in the global marketplace, it is imperative for emerging economies to focus on the creation of high quality products in order to compete with...
20 Years of Doctoral Research Studies in Design in Hong Kong
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Giovanni J. Contreras Garcia. © 2017. 18 pages.
For the past 50 years, the School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been a pioneer in nurturing design education in Asia. It is also one of the first schools...
Disruptive Technologies and Education: Is There Any Disruption After All?
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Giovanni Jesue Contreras García. © 2017. 22 pages.
With the rapid development of information and communication technologies at the beginning of the 21st century terms like ‘Cloud Learning,' ‘Mobile Learning,'...
Challenges in Leading and Managing Design Teams
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Satyakam Sharma. © 2017. 11 pages.
Design has become an indispensable part of any business today. While the designers deliver creative solutions to enable the businesses to survive in the highly competitive...
Leadership and Management in a Workshop-Based Educational Project: A Case Study of an Environmental Sustainability Project
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong. © 2017. 12 pages.
The current project management literature seldom addresses the leadership and management strategies used in educational project. The knowledge specialized for workshop-based...
Learning Opportunities and Outcomes of Design Research in the Digital Age
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong. © 2016. 19 pages.
Computer and Internet technology has spread all over the world. As design research is a fast-growing discipline, it is worthwhile to examine its relationship with technology....
Disruptive Technologies and Education: Is There Any Disruption After All?
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Giovanni Jesue Contreras García. © 2016. 21 pages.
With the rapid development of information and communication technologies at the beginning of the 21st century terms like ‘Cloud Learning,' ‘Mobile Learning,'...
Soft and Hard Technologies in Technology Education
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong. © 2015. 14 pages.
There is a common misconception that technology is limited to physical devices (i.e., hard technology). However, technology also includes soft technology, which is concerned with...
Personal Interaction and Informal Learning: The Case of China
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Giovanni J. Contreras. © 2015. 13 pages.
Although the importance of casual and spontaneous personal interaction in informal learning is generally well acknowledged, less is known about which world regions or countries...
Soft and Hard Technologies in Technology Education
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong. © 2014. 14 pages.
There is a common misconception that technology is limited to physical devices (i.e., hard technology). However, technology also includes soft technology, which is concerned with...
Problems and Possibilities to Enhance Non-Local Work-Integrated Learning Experience for Postgraduate Design Research
Kin Wai Michael Siu. © 2014. 20 pages.
In recent years, postgraduate research students have been more expected to gain knowledge and experience through work-integrated learning. The key advantages of work-integrated...
Changes in the Technological Aspects and Facilities of Design Education: A Case Study of Hong Kong
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong. © 2013. 13 pages.
Technological literacy is required of all in the 21st century. Given its close relationship with technology, design education is fundamental to teaching children and young adults...
Trends in Public Design for the Disabled: A Case Study on Public Design for Visually Impaired People
Kin Wai Michael Siu. © 2011. 17 pages.
The goal of an inclusive society with equal opportunity for all is increasingly recognised and promoted worldwide. However, disabled people still face many difficulties in their...
Work-Integrated Learning in Postgraduate Design Research: Regional Collaboration between the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong
Kin Wai Michael Siu. © 2011. 20 pages.
Instead of only staying in the university to carry out research, postgraduate research students nowadays are expected to gain knowledge and experience through work-integrated...
Changes in the Technological Aspects and Facilities of Design Education: A Case Study of Hong Kong
Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong. © 2011. 13 pages.
Technological literacy is required of all in the 21st century. Given its close relationship with technology, design education is fundamental to teaching children and young adults...