Mr Patrick CHAN

Professional services

2018 - 201810 Nov, Member of judging panel, Preliminary Assessment, Good Seed Programme, 2018.

2018 - 201812 Jan, Invited by the newly setup Centre for Innovative Service Learning of the HK Baptist University to speak and conduct a "Design Thinking Workshop on Future Directions of Service Learning". Participants include their Vice-President (Teaching & Learning), academic staff from most of the departments, colleagues from Student Affairs and Head of Leadership Qualities Centre, Knowledge Transfer Office, HKBU graduating students and alumni who are running social enterprises etc.

2018 - 20189-19 July. Invited by the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation to design and conduct a 35-hr workshop on design thinking for a total of 36 F.4 students coming from Liberal Studies and VIsual Arts subjects. The workshop aimed to improve the students' ability in critical thinking and generating authentic views on social issues they need to learn in Liberal Studies, as well as the ability to articulate authentic contents in artistic creation.

2017 - 201711 Apr, Member of judging panel, “Best of Show Award” for best booth design and product display, Global Sources Electronics Fair.

2017 - 201714 Oct, Invited again to speak on design thinking for social innovation at the orientation of the Good Seed Programme 2016. Funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), the Programme is developed and organized by the Institute for Entrepreneurship (IfE) of The HK PolyU.

2017 - 201718 Oct, Member of judging panel, “Best of Show Award” for best booth design and product display, Global Sources Mobile Electronics.

2016 - 201612 Mar, Invited to speak on design thinking for social innovation at the orientation of the Good Seed Programme 2016. Funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), the Programme is developed and organized by the Institute for Entrepreneurship (IfE) of The HK PolyU.

2016 - 201614 Dec, Following the previous talk in Oct 2015, invited again by the HK Red Cross to speak to 200+ full-time staff at their Staff Forum.

2016 - 201618 Apr, Member of judging panel, “Best of Show Award” for best booth design and product display, Global Sources Mobile Electronics.

2016 - 201621 Oct, Invited again to speak on design thinking for social innovation at the orientation of the Good Seed Programme 2016. Funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), the Programme is developed and organized by the Institute for Entrepreneurship (IfE) of The HK PolyU.

2016 - 2016Apr 2016, Member of judging panel, Preliminary Assessment, Good Seed Programme, 2016.

2016 - 2016Jun 2016, Peer Reviewer, Cumulus Hong Kong 2016.
Invited as one of the peer reviewers of the event's track of "Open Design for Ethnography". Cumulus is International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, the only global forum for partnership, friendship and sharing knowledge aimed at enhancing the education and research of art, design and media. Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 is themed "Open Design for E-very-thing", exploring the openness of design since designers reflected their roles and focus on more social aspect of their practices and potentials.

2015 - 201513 Sept, Guest speaker, “Insight > Inspiration > Implementation > Innovation”
Following the previous talk in Mar 2015, invited again to hold a half-day stimulation workshop to 150+ full-time staff and volunteer leaders from the Youth & Volunteer Dept of the HK Red Cross. The aim was to expose them to the relevance of design thinking to their offerings, and how it can help to drive social and service innovation for the department.

2015 - 201518 Apr, Member of judging panel, “Best of Show Award” for best booth design and product display, Global Sources Electronics Show Phase 2.

2015 - 201524 Aug, Invited by the PolyU Institute for Entrepreneurship to speak on "Design Thinking for Entrepreneurship" at Fudan University in Shanghai at the Student Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2015 (23-28 August 2015), a collaboration among The HK PolyU, Fudan University and Tongji University.

2015 - 201527 Jun, Invited to be a trainer in the Design Thinking Workshop of the Good Seed Programme. Funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), the Programme is jointly developed and organized by Institute for Entrepreneurship (IfE) and Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) of The HK PolyU.

2015 - 20159 Mar, Design innovation workshop

Following the guest talk held previous in Sept 2014, invited again to host a half-day stimulation workshop on innovation for the Youth & Volunteer Dept of the HK Red Cross. The aim was to expose to 30 full-time staff and youth volunteer leaders to the relevance of design thinking to their offerings, and how it can help to drive social and service innovation for the department.

2014 - 201418 Oct, Member of judging panel, “Best of Show Award” for best booth design and product display, Global Sources Mobile Electronics Fair.

2014 - 201418 Sept, Guest speaker, “An introduction to design thinking and innovation”.

Invited to speak to the senior management of the HK Red Cross. The aim was to expose them to the relevance of design thinking to their offerings, and how it can help to drive social and service innovation for the NGO. Interest was expressed in seeking coaching services on exploring innovation for their services.

2014 - 201423 Aug, Chaired the forum「傳統行業 X 現代設計」座談:當白鐵師傅走進設計院校(“Traditional handicraft x contemporary design” forum: When a zinc artisan gets into a design school).

This forum is one in a series in the「工藝乜料(What’s great about craft?)」exhibition held in the HK PolyU School of Design (SD) co-organized by the St James' Settlement (SJS) and Community Classroom and SD. The content of the forum was to share the collaboration experience among SD, SJS, Community Classroom (part of the HK Jockey Club Cultural Preservation Scheme), zinc handicraft artisans, design teachers and students in the subject “Teaching & Learning Methods” in the BA (Hons) in Art & Design Education programme. The subject sought to let students to appreciate, learn and document the declining craft of galvanized iron (aka zinc) before it is forgotten in HK, covering the craft’s history in HK, some of the local masters in the field, its core skills, tools, and terminologies, the recognition of the artisans, as well as asking the students to design new innovative products based on the crafts learned, exploring new development and markets for the handicraft.

2012 - 201226 Jan, Interviewed by the South China Morning Post for the article “How to design with people in mind”.

A full-page coverage on the announcement of the J.C.DISI, The HK PolyU. Interviewed by the author of the article on explaining views and examples on social innovation, as well as visioning on how design could contribute to bring high impact innovation to HK.

2011 - 201116-17 Dec, Co-spoke in a 2-day corporate training workshop in Hangzhou for Supor on strategic design, brand building and new product development.

The workshop was designed for Supor, the no. 1 Mainland brand in cookware and 3rd largest in the world. The 25 participants are mostly from its senior management including the Vice President.

2010 - 201023 Nov, Guest speaker, “Rethinking design”.

Spoke to approximately 70 graduating students in the Shunde Polytechnic Design College, Foshan, Guangdong, the PRC. A total of 8 students from the school’s graphic, product and interior design streams were selected for internship and design trainings were provided to them subsequently.

2009 - 200929 May, Member of judging panel, greeting card design competition by HK primary students.

The competition was organized by the Occupational Safety & Health Council.

2009 - 200930 Jun, Guest speaker, “How design creates value for your business”.

Invited by the Support & Consultation Centre for SMEs (SUCCESS) of the Trade and Industry Dept, and supported by the HK Design Centre (HKDC), the talk is part of the rundown of a visit to HKDC and the InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong, provided to mentees of the 2008/2010 SME Mentorship Programme.

2009 - 20094 Nov, Member of judging panel, booth design competition, HK Optical Fair.

2008 - 200828 Feb, Co-spoke in the seminar titled “ABC guide to design for SMEs”.

Organized by HK Design Centre and supported by the Design Council of the Federation of HK Industries, this full-day public talk provided local SMEs the concepts and methodologies on applying design for innovation in their business operation, and introduced to them a practical product planning process.

2007 - 200710 Feb, Co-spoke the seminar titled “Reinventing manufacturing business through design”.

Organized by HK Design Centre, this full-day public talk is part of the series “Design… beyond form and aesthetics” for local SMEs to cherish and apply design in their business innovation with a new product planning process.

2007 - 200717 Apr, Co-spoke the seminar titled “Innovation for your business through strategic design”.

Organized by HK PolyU’s Management & Executive Development Centre, this full-day talk was jointly organized with Guangzhou Productivity Council for a delegation composed of middle and senior managers.

2007 - 200727&28 Sept, Co-spoke the seminar titled “創意設計行業高級研修班”.

Invited by HK PolyU Outpost Centre, this 2-day workshop was jointly organized with Shenzhen Personnel Bureau provided to the local design industry as part of their continuing education programmes.

2007 - 200731 Jul to 1 Aug, Co-spoke 2 seminars, titled “University-enterprise collaboration and case studies” (on 31 July 2007) and “Innovation by strategic design” (on 1 August 2007).

Organized by HK PolyU’s China Business Centre, these 1.5-days talks were part of a 1.5-months training programme provided for a delegation of art and design teachers from the Changsha Social Work College.

2007 - 20077 Aug, Guest speaker, Teachers’ Orientation Day, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.

Spoke to teachers for F.4 and F.5 on a case study related to the growth of creative industry in China, so as to let them have a background understanding of what kind of profession their students are heading for, and how could they fit into the core values of the school in their teaching.

2007 - 20078 Sept, Co-spoke the seminar titled “Reinventing manufacturing business through design”.

Organized by the Shenzhen City of Design(深圳設計之都), this full-day seminar is provided for senior managers and designers of local design companies.

Consultancy

2016 - 201629 Mar, invited by J.C.DISI, The HK PolyU to provide consultancy to a branding project prepared by On Your Mark Design Lab for Saori hand weaving products by Heng On Integrated Service for Rehabilitation, a social enterprise run by The Salvation Army. This is a project under JCDISI's annual Design Pilot Scheme for the matching and cross-sector collaboration of social enterprise and design professionals, aiming for the advancement and development of social enterprises and to disseminate to the general public the message of social innovation in a more efficient and friendly way. The Scheme is a succession of JCDISI's Social Enterprise Clinic.

2015 - 20152 Oct, one of the 12 ‘Very Inspiring Persons (VIPs)’ from the creative industry to provide diagnostics and consultancy to the social enterprises at the Social Enterprise Clinic, Social Innovation Festival (10DAYFEST, 25 Sep – 4 Oct, 2015), organized by J.C.DISI, The HK PolyU.

Editorial board membership

2014 - 2014陳啟晶(編):《白鐵承傳》。香港:聖雅各福群會:「民間學堂」賽馬會文化保育計劃,2014年。

The publication briefly documented the history of the declining craft of galvanized iron (aka zinc) before it is forgotten in HK, its tools, terminologies and methodologies, interviews of several local artisans in the industry, as well as new innovative products based on the crafts learned by students secondary and tertiary design institutions.