Designing Digital Futures

Digital technologies have flourished during the Covid outbreak, keeping businesses going, information flowing and people connected.

How those technologies can be interwoven with human-centred design to create a better world will be one of the key questions facing society as it emerges from the pandemic. It will also be the focus of the Hong Kong Design Centre’s upcoming annual event, Knowledge of Design Week (KODW).

To be held over four days, from 26 to 29 August, under the theme “Designing Digital Futures”, KODW 2020 will be a virtual event for international audiences for the first time.

More than 40 local and international speakers will share their views and insights about the most pressing cross-industry trends, with an emphasis on the post-pandemic outlook and how design can shape change with empathy, creativity and resilience. A combination of presentations, discussions and interactive workshops will cover topics such as Global Health and Wellbeing, AI, Big Data and Ethics, Creativity and Design Leadership, Smart Cities and Liveability and the Future of Work.

Simultaneous interpretation in English, Cantonese and Putonghua will be provided for most sessions. In addition, participants can automatically join a free networking platform which enables them to connect with speakers and start conversations with others in the KODW community, offering a unique networking aspect to the virtual event.

To register for KODW 2020, as well as access the full program and speaker line-up, go to: