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Mr KING Pui Yuk, Alex

Teaching Fellow

Email aking@vtc.edu.hk

Mr KING Pui Yuk, Alex

Alex King is a professional designer and has worked extensively in China. He holds a Bachelor degree in Product Design and MBA in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is specializing in inclusive design, universal design, elderly research and dementia studies. Alex received numerous international design awards in the past decade. In 2010, he obtained a Silver Prize from International OPUS Optical Design competition where design participants coming from more than 50 countries. He is keen on product design in the field of telecommunication and had run his own business in China before beginning of his academic career in his home town. In 2008, he served as a team leader in developing a series of mobile phones for older persons where the simplified design has been widely accepted by European market. He has worked with multi-national clients include PCCW, Oregon Scientific, Switel, Sanyo and Motorola.

 

Alex has substantial experience in teaching. He teaches bachelor and higher diploma courses in tertiary institutions including the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) and the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), and committed to contributing and promoting creative industry in Hong Kong. In addition, he was invited to serve as a Subject Officer on behalf of the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) in Creative Industry Discipline of CreateHK, HKSAR in 2013. Alex is currently studying PhD in product design with his research area in adopting universal design to enhance the living quality with older persons through qualitative approach.  

TEACHING AREA

  • Cultural Studies
  • Dissertation
  • Furniture Design and Technology
  • Design Management

QUALIFICATIONS

PhD Candidate, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Master of Business Administration, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Science in Product Design and Analysis, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Diploma in Design, Hong Kong Technical Institute

EMPLOYMENT

Teaching Fellow, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Team Lead, Senior Programme Manager, The Open University of Hong Kong

Lecturer, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Training Council

Senior Design Supervisor, Giant Electronics Limited

Designer, Integrated Display Technology Limited,

Project Assistant, Industrial Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & PUBLIC SERVICES

  • Executive Committee, Graphics Arts Association of Hong Kong

  • Vice President, Chong Gene Hang College Alumni Association

  • Full Member of Chartered Society of Designers (MCSD)

  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)

  • Member of Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)

  • ADOBE Certified Associate in Visual Communication

  • Committee Member in Television and Radio Broadcast Monitoring, Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, the Government of HKSAR

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Subject Officer, on behalf of the Open University of Hong Kong, Creative Industry Discipline of CreateHK, HKSAR, 2013
  • Judging Panel, International FAI Young Artist Contest, 2009
  • Judging Panel, Hong Kong International Shoes Design Competition, 2009
  • Chairman, Art Focus – 6th Hong Kong Joint School Art Organization, 1997

RESEARCH, ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS, PUBLIC LECTURES

  • King, A. P & Siu, K.W.M. (2018) "Enhancing the Play and Leisure Experiences of Visually Impaired Young Adults in Hong Kong: A Qualitative Study." The International Journal of Design in Society 12 (3): 29-39. doi:10.18848/2325-1328/CGP/v12i03/29-39.
  • King, A.P. & Siu, K.W.M. (2017) “Participant Observation in Cognitive Gameplay as a Rehabilitation Tool for Living Alone Elderly with Dementia in Hong Kong: A Pilot Study” The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S2426-S2438, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352756

  • King, A.P. & Siu, K.W.M. (2017) “Redeveloping Game Set for Living Alone Elderly with Dementia Using Participatory Action Research Approach in Hong Kong.” Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, pp.129-138, ISBN: 978-3-319-60597-5.

  • King, A.P. & Siu, K.W.M. (2017) "Universal Design Gameplay as a Rehabilitation Tool for Elderly Living Alone with Dementia: Participant Observation and Participatory Design Approach” In the 11th International Conference on Design Principles & Practices at Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada.

  • King, A.P. (2016) “Universal Design in Public Housing: An Ethnographic Study in Enhancing the Quality of Living of Elderly Living Alone with Dementia” In PhD Seminar Winter Session 2017. pp.103-111.

  • Presenter in Youth Scientific Conference青年科技論壇: 三維.創意.創耆跡, 2017

  • ‘Success Stories in Developing Universal Product Design with Older Persons using Participatory Design Approach in Hong Kong’ Social Welfare Department, HKSAR, 2017

  • ‘Success Factors in Developing Furniture Design with Trade Association and Wood Recycler: A Case Study in Hong Kong’ Experimental Forest Exhibition Centre, National Taiwan University, 2017

  • Guest Lecture "Product Design in the Sustainable Era" at Yew Chung Community College, 2015

  • Guest Lecture “10 Rules Everyone should know in Product Design”, The Open University of Hong Kong, 2014

  • Guest Lecture “Business Marketing in Design Management – Case Study in Mobile Phone Design Industry”, University of Warwick, 2010

CONSULTANCY

  • ‘Universal Design: Developing Sustainable Modular Showcase for Luxury Timepiece and Jewelry’ with Crosstec International Ltd (HKEX: 3898.HK), 2017

  • “Developing Game Sets for People living with Dementia through Participatory Design Approach” with Mind-Lock Memory & Cognitive Training Centre, Christian Family Service Centre, 2016

  • ‘Create a Green Bedroom: Reinventing your Living Space to promote a Sustainable Lifestyle’

    Organized by DPM – More Than Sleep, 2017

  • ‘Sustainable Design Workshop on Food Waste Reduction’

  • Organized by Food Grace and The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas), 2016

DESIGN AWARDS

  • Hong Kong Smart Design Award, Concept Individual Group, 2018

  • CGS Mobile Collection Points Design Competition: PUT YOUR GREEN DESIGN INTO PRACTICE, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR, Champion, 2017

  • New Business Ideas Incubation Circle Convention 2017, NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT Silver Prize, 2017

  • OPUS JAPAN International Design Award - Silver Prize, 2012

  • Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition Award, 2004

  • Street Furniture Design Award by Eastern District Council of Hong Kong, 2002

  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University 65 Anniversary Logo Design Competition - Champion, 2002

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Universal Design
  • Inclusive Design
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Product Design & Development
  • Qualitative Research Design
  • Design Management