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Brian Lee is a design practitioner and educator on product, interaction and social design disciplines, with specific expertise in ageing & healthcare product design, sustainable lifestyle & consumption analysis in Asian contexts, participatory design/ co-creation approach, collaborative prototyping tools/ methods development, and with an interest in which the emerging material, cultural & technological integration, artisanal practice, production methods, and consumption practices intersect. He is currently the Assistant Professor and the co-leader of Asian Lifestyle Design Research Lab, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His current projects include future public park furniture design, intergenerational park design, envisioning new service design for an elderly nursing home, quality home living for elderly, place-making with and for elderly in rural areas in China, Japan and Korea, and eco-materials archive for sustainable product design.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Design & Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Master of Art in Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

External positions

One Committee Member (Design and Applied Technology), Education Bureau of Hong Kong Government

1 Sept 201931 Aug 2021

Vetting committee member, Create Hong Kong, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Adminstrative Region

1 Aug 201931 Jul 2021

Advisor (DSE subject Design and Applied Technology), Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

1 Jun 201730 Oct 2017

Education Committee Chairman, Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong

1 Feb 201731 Jan 2019

Design Admission Panel Member (Design Incubation Programme), Hong Kong Design Centre

1 Jan 2014 → …

Vice President, Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong

1 Feb 201231 Jan 2017


  • BH Aesthetics
  • User-product-environment Interaction
  • Product Semantics
  • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
  • Prototyping
  • User Engagement Approach
  • NC Drawing Design Illustration
  • Visual Content Analysis
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Social Innovation
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Experiential Learning
  • Cocreation


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