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About Alex King : Alex King is a product designer and worked extensively in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He holds a Bachelor degree in Product Design and MBA in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is specializing in inclusive design, health care, elderly research and sustainable product development. He has received numerous design awards over the past 16 years in design industry. Recently, he swept the champion in Mobile Collection Points Design Competition organized by Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR, offering a flexible recycling solution for public and recyclers. He was an awarded designer in New Business Ideas Incubation Circle Convention, New World Development in 2017. In 2010, he designed a pair of ‘Broken Frame” to raise awareness on re-establishing human relationship not with the eyes, but with the mind. This makes him took a Silver Prize from OPUS JAPAN Optical Design Competition in Osaka. Alex promotes Inclusive Design since he joined multi-national corporations of telecommunication in 2003. He worked closely with Switel, Sanyo, Motorola and PCCW to develop simplified phone for older persons benefiting people for all.

Alex has substantial experience in teaching. He teaches bachelor courses in PolyU and HKDI and committed to contributing and promoting creative industry. He had successfully developed foundation design courses and e-learning programmes for part-time learners in Open University of Hong Kong as he believed design innovation can change our world. He was nominated as subject officer on behalf of OUHK in Creative Industry Discipline of CreateHK. He is a full member of HKDA, CSD and IET and served as judger for footwear, sustainable tableware and international product design competitions since 2009. Recently, Alex is appointed as principal consultant in game sets design for people with dementia and flexible showcase for luxury jewelry with NGOs and listed company respectively. He established a new company “Form Follow Function” in 2018.
STATEMENT OF ART:
what is design? what is not?

ORGANIZATION:
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Industrial products designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2015, Undertaking PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2009, MBA, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2005, BSc in Product Design and Analysis, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

EXPERIENCE:
Present, Teaching Fellow, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
2011-2014, Team Lead, Senior Programme Manager, The Open University of Hong Kong
2009-2011, Lecturer, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Training Council
2007 -2009, Senior Design Supervisor, Giant Electronics Limited
2002 - 2005, Project Assistant, Industrial Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
InnoDesignTech, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, 2016
DesignINSPIRE, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, 2017

EVENTS:
Curator in ‘Creative Young Talents in Product Design Showcase at THEI’ at DesignINSPIRE, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, 2017

AWARDS:
2012, OPUS JAPAN International Design Award - Silver Prize
2004, Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition Award
2002, Street Furniture Design Award by Eastern District Council of Hong Kong
2002, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 65 Anniversary Logo Design Competition - Champion

PRESS APPEARANCES:
- Presenter in 2017 Youth Scientific Conference青年科技論壇: 三維.創意.創耆跡 16.12.2017
- Guest Speaker ‘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
- Guest Speaker “Product Design in the Sustainable Era” at Yew Chung Community College, Hong Kong
- Guest Speaker ‘CREATIVITY’ 16.12.2014 STAR Internet Radio

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
Journal Article:
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
Conference Paper:
King, A.P. & Siu, K.W.M. (2017) "Enhancing Play and Leisure Experiences with Visually Impaired Young Adults in Hong Kong: A Qualitative Study” In the 12th International Conference on Design Principles & Practices at ELISAVA | Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Spain

BOOKS:
Book Chapter:
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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Chinese (Native)
English (Advanced)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Rhino, Solidworks, MSOffice, 3D Max, Keyshot, Adobe CS

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Participant in Re-Design a New Aging Society, Social Design Forum by 5% Design Design Action, the Wave

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
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) “Developing Cognitively Gameplay as a Rehabilitation Tool for Elderly Living with Dementia: Universal Design focus” In International Conference on Global Design Network, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2016.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2005, Full Member of Chartered Society of Designers (MCSD)
2005, Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
2002, Member of Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2013, Subject Officer, on behalf of the Open University of Hong Kong, Creative Industry Discipline of CreateHK, HKSAR
2009, International FAI Young Artist Contest
2009, Hong Kong International Shoes Design Competition

HOBBIES:
Photographing, art jamming, sketching and reading

WEB SITE:
https://www.thei.edu.hk/staff/design/pui-yuk-alex-
king

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://alexkinghk6.wixsite.com/design

RSS URL:
https://alexkinghk6.wixsite.com/design

REGISTRATION DATE:
2016-08-17 14:54:03

COUNTRY:
Hong Kong

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

Awards received by Alex King


Ecotry Flexible Recycling Point

A' Design Award Winner for Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Category in 2017
Alex King and Roy Chow for Environmental Protection Department, Hksar

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