Introducing the PolyU Design Hatch Awards: An Unique Design Incubation Programme for Hong Kong's Secondary School Students.
Unleash your creativity and collaborate with like-minded schoolmates by entering the PolyU Design Hatch Awards, an exciting design incubation and award programme open to all secondary school students in Hong Kong. It's the perfect opportunity for young creative minds from diverse academic backgrounds - be it STEM enthusiasts, economists, artists, or designers - to come together, learn, and challenge their creative thinking.
Our Themes: Designing for Happiness and Everyday Life: AI and Future Design
Students could design anything related to the theme above by using AI or other software related to the theme. For example, a toy to bring happiness to the disabled in Play Design category.
The objective of this theme encourages student involves the use of visual elements to communicate information and ideas. It is a broad field that encompasses many different areas, such as branding, typography, illustration, and digital design. Participants use their skills and expertise to create visual solutions for a wide range of problems, such as designing logos, creating marketing materials, and developing user interfaces. Students are also encouraged to have a deep understanding of visual communication principles, color theory, composition, and typography. They also need to be performed a strong understanding of digital media. The goal of communication design is to create designs that effectively communicate messages, enhance user experiences, and leave lasting impressions. The competition is open to students of all backgrounds and is not aimed at promoting any specific brand.
Community, space, and service design is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on creating and improving spaces and services that support social connections and community engagement. Participants can illustrate their proposal to identify needs and opportunities, and to develop solutions that meet society needs. By designing spaces and services that are inclusive, accessible, and welcoming, student is encouraged to create vibrant and resilient communities that thrive. The goal of community, space, and service design is to improve the quality of life for all members of the society and promote social equity and justice. The competition is open to students of all backgrounds.
Product experience design is a field of study that focuses on the holistic design of products, experience, and systems. Its objective is to create compelling, meaningful experiences that engage users and meet their needs. Participants work to understand user behavior, needs, and goals, and use that understanding to design products that are intuitive, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Product experience design involves a range of skill, including user research, interaction design, information architecture, visual design, and prototyping. The goal of product experience design is to create products that improve people's lives and have a positive impact on society. The competition is open to students of all backgrounds and is not aimed at promoting any specific brand or product.
Play Design aims to inspire creativity and innovation in students by exploring the potential of game design as a medium for interactive storytelling. Throughout the design process, students will be encouraged to develop their ideas and showcase their imagination by creating games that tell stories and have a positive impact on society. Participants will be required to think outside the box and consider ethical and social implications when designing their games. Students will have gained an understanding of how games can be used to enhance people's lives and embarks joyful experiences. The competition is open to students of all backgrounds and is not aimed at promoting any specific brand or product related to game design.
The objective of this theme is to encourage secondary school students to explore the potential applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the future. The competition aims to inspire students to think creatively and develop ideas that could have a positive impact on society. Participants are required to come up with creative ideas on how AI can enhance people's lives in the next 5-10 years. The envisioned AI application(s)/device(s) should be based on current technological standards but can be slightly more advanced. When designing their ideas, participants are encouraged to consider ethical and social implications. They are also encouraged to showcase their creativity and imagination by presenting their ideas in various forms, such as images, videos, and animations. Participants can illustrate how people's lives would be improved with the envisioned AI application(s)/device(s). The competition is not aimed at promoting any specific brand or product related to AI.