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PolyU study sheds light on lifestyle of middle-class families on mainland

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design (SD) has set up the world’s first image database on the lifestyle of middle-class Chinese families after gathering massive data on their living environment and analysing their expectations for modern life. Continue reading…

Connecting Design, Cultures, Artifacts and Heritage


By Dr Eleonora Lupo

The Asian Lifestyle Design Research Lab at PolyU Design provides research service to and generates critical knowledge for designers and industries creating innovative, sustainable products and services for the Asian lifestyle. To further this, it also engages in fundamental and historical research, develops appropriate methodologies for fieldwork and analysis, and seeks collaborations with industrial and academic partners.

The Lab held a forum in October 2008, organized by Dr Eleonora Lupo, Visiting Lecturer and Mr Benny Leong, Assistant Professor and leader of the Lab. The theme “Connecting Design, Cultures, Artifacts, and Heritage” was picked to survey topics that dealt with common processes and structures in making art, culture and design objects; historical and territorial relations among art, design and culture; and strategies of heritage revitalization through culture based design innovation. …

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