Knowledge of Design Week is an annual flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and Institute of Design Knowledge (IDK), co-organised by Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design (PolyU Design), together with Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) as the Lead Sponsor. It is a week-long event that comprises a series of workshops, forums, and a high-level networking event.

Launched in 2006, Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) offers an exciting and premier global knowledge platform for local and international designers, brand strategists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists, educators and visionaries to share industry insights, trend analysis, creative solutions and game-changing innovation to transform individuals, businesses and the society.
What our speakers said
The fourth industrial revolution just happened. The fourth industrial revolution is about artificial intelligence, machine learning, data, digital touchpoints suddenly being in our lives. And they are here now
Clive Grinyer

Clive Grinyer, 2020

Design Consultant, Head of Service Design

Clivegrinyer Limited, Royal College of Art · UK

For me, design is all about creativity with purpose, driven by empathy. The success of design is closely linked to the level of interconnectivity of design." (KODW 2020)
Eric Quint

Eric Quint, 2020

Former Vice President, Chief Brand and Design Officer

3M · US

There are four major trends that change consumer behaviour (since the pandemic), namely the digital acceleration, live-streaming sales models, raising health awareness, and innovation in retail channels.
Prof. Viveca Chan

Prof. Viveca Chan, 2020

WE Marketing Group

Chairman & CEO · HK

Because we did everything open source, people around the world started taking our design and building their own. By open-sourcing, we’re much faster in design, in replication and execution. In a crisis, we need to rethink what we do. We try something, we share it, and get feedback immediately.
Carlo Ratti

Carlo Ratti, 2020

Director, Founding Partner

MIT Senseable City Lab, Carlo Ratti Associati · US / Italy