Mr CHAN, Kai-ching Patrick

Lecturer 講師

Dip, HD, MA [PolyU(H.K.)]
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Teaching and Scholarly Interests
  • Design and creative thinking
  • Design-driven innovation: Strategies and processes
  • Social innovation, social entrepreneurship
  • Design research and analysis
  • Creative and experimental education
  • Information design
  • Typography
  • Creative economy in Mainland China
  • Service-Learning


Research-Scholarly Outputs


Professional Activities/ Achievements


Mr. Chan holds an MA Design with distinction. For 20+ years he had been an experienced design practitioner in the graphic design, advertising, and publication fields in local, China and multi-national corporate environments. He believes design is a powerful change-making force in the contemporary world.

After migrating from practice to education, Mr. Chan has accumulated a diverse teaching portfolio of over 20 design-related subjects in different programmes, including the Master of Design programmes, BA (Hons) in Art & Design in Education, and HD in Multimedia Design and Technology in PolyU School of Design, BA (Hons) in Applied & Media Arts in PolyU SPEED, HD in Applied & Media Arts in HK Art School, and even a subject on design and visual communication for Form 5 in HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. Mr. Chan’s students constantly won competitions with their assignments from the subjects he taught and tutored. A notable example is that for 2 consecutive years his students won as champions with their subject projects in the HK Social Enterprise Challenge 2010 and 2011. Each team won a cash award of almost HK$200,000, which enabled them to incubate their student projects into real businesses and made them entrepreneurs in social innovation.

Besides taught programmes, Mr. Chan also spoke extensively in seminars, workshops, and corporate training programmes to local and Mainland designers and students, design managers, teachers in tertiary institutions, and senior management executives from the commercial and NGO sectors.

When Mr. Chan worked in PolyU School of Design, he helped to run 2 research labs and was involved in a lot of research and consultancy projects, ranging from consumer and healthcare product innovations to exploring HK-PRD collaboration in the creative and manufacturing industries, including a HK$1.8-million design research project funded by CreateHK.


Selected Publications / Creative Works

Chan, P., “A collaborative design curriculum for reviving sheet metal handicraft” in the International Journal of Art & Design Education, Volume 34, Issue 3, p.369–377, October 2015.


Lee, T. C. & Chan, P., Design • Innovation • Collaboration — Innovation by strategic design: A platform for design-industry collaboration in Hong Kong and Guangdong. HK: Strategic Design Lab, School of Design, The HK PolyU, 2011.

Lee, T. C. & Chan, P., “Integrated creative platform (ICP)TM: Strategic innovation for China’s creative and manufacturing industries in the post-financial-downturn era” in CEB Conference Proceedings, p.322–333, 2009. The International Conference on the Creative Economy “Creative Economy and Beyond”, Helsinki, Finland, 9–10 Sept 2009.

Lee, T. C. & Chan, P. (eds.), Design automobiles: From strategic planning to integrated product development. HK: Strategic Design Lab, School of Design, The HK PolyU, 2005.

Chan, P., “Signs in Hong Kong: A cultural analysis on the socialness of design” in Xpress, Vol. 12, 2005, p.9–13. HK: HK Designers Association.

陳啟晶:「從《新Monday》到John Berger」,Book B,《E+E》,21-25頁,2004年3月號。香港:進念 • 二十面體。

Certificate of Merit, The 11th Hong Kong Print Award, 1999. Co-designed with Michelle Shek the marketing brochure for Belgravia Place (a London property development) for Hutchison Whampoa Property Ltd.

Selected design and photo-montage works appeared on Corporate Profile Graphics 2: An International Collection of Brochures of Companies, Schools and Facilities, published in Germany by PIE Books, 1997 (ISBN 3-910052-93-2).

Featured Columnist and contributing writer,《桌上時代》, 1994–1996.

Contributing writer,《學 Mac》, 1992.

劉英傑、啟晶:《Macintosh入門淺談》。香港:CAX2 Design Associates / Pilot Design Commune,1991年。