Intelligence & creativity in Healthcare, Wellbeing & Aging


Globally, healthcare, wellbeing and ageing together have become one of the main challenges in the current society.

The expectations of the impacts on society and industry have become stronger than ever. Design research ought to play a significant role in providing linkage between fundamental research with industrial and social needs, such as healthcare, wellbeing and ageing. However, the development of design research in the world universities is far behind other areas. The field of Art & Design research is currently facing a radical transformation which seems significantly beyond traditional perceptions related to research. Especially concerning the leading technology research fields STEM, this change has inevitably impacted art & Design research in a grand manner, which has been rooted not only in the rapid technology development such as digitisation, big data, AI, Industry 4.0, but also the social, environmental, lifestyle and even political changing factors.

This track is entirely in line with the  ArtsIT & DLI conferences exploration concerning the future of design research and design education. Beyond merely focusing on the speed of calculation, the smartness of machines, and the seamless connection between human and machine, what is the implication of such intelligence to us? To something, we do care about, to the healthcare, wellbeing or ageing challenges in our society. Associated with such massive, ubiquitous and sophisticated information support, are we actually becoming healthier or the opposite? Is there potential harm from more intelligence or information? What is the primary role of design in research and innovation? Companying the emergence of Industry 4.0, AI and Big Data, humanity is experiencing an incredible revolution related to embedded ‘smartness or intelligence’ never before. This track concerns these health implications in the current and near-future society (e.g. contamination, food, water, resources, unbalanced economy, virtual community, AI symbiotic society).  When culture and humankind face a deadly health threat, such as the recent Novel Coronavirus, can we have a better way to engage with such ‘intelligence’? What would be a ‘plan B’.

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Track Chair:

  • Professor, Stephen Jia Wang, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Program Chairs:

  • Associate Professor, Kenny K. N. CHOW, Interaction Design Lab Leader, MDes (Interaction Design) Specialism Leader, BA (Interactive Media) Programme Leader, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
  • Associate Professor, Newman M. L. LAU, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
  • Associate Professor, Lie ZHANG, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University 
  • Dr Björn SOMMER, Year One Lead, Department of Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art 


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Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
UPDATE! 14 September 2020
Notification deadline
1 October 2020
Camera-ready deadline
15 October 2020
Start of Conference
5 November 2020
End of Conference
6 November 2020