VTC Calendar 2022-23

Part 4 88 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL Centre for Communication Design, HKDI 4.85 The Centre for Communication Design is an applied research and consultancy hub dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in all areas of visual communication, including typography, information design, advertising, user experience design, illustration, brand communications, and printing and publishing. The Centre acts as a knowledge exchange platform among staff, students as well as industries and professional organisations to integrate practice, research, teaching and outreach activities. Centre of Design Services and Solutions, HKDI 4.86 The Centre of Design Services and Solutions is commissioned to serve as a knowledge exchange hub for academics and retailers locally, regionally and internationally to synergise the latest developments, innovative ideas and best practices, with a vision to build business strategies and design solutions for future challenges. Its services comprise four areas: i) Design Incubation, ii) e-Commerce, ii) Big Data Analysis, and iv) Technology-driven In-store Experience. Fashion Archive, HKDI 4.87 HKDI’s Fashion Archive is positioned as a pioneering interactive fashion learning platform in Hong Kong, comprising a physical/digital archiving system and a multi-purpose hall for fashion exhibitions and events. It offers comprehensive fashion, image, culture and lifestyle experience. It also serves as a fashion knowledge exchange platform to connect local and international fashion industry and design professionals. The renovation and expansion of the Archive offer the prospects for partnerships and alliances with academia and industry. HKDI Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Lab, HKDI 4.88 HKDI Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Lab serves as a cross-disciplinary action research group with a focus on social design. It is part of the international DESIS Network collaborating with over 60 DESIS Labs around the world. The Lab aims to advance international knowledge in design and develop meaningful social changes to benefit the Hong Kong society.