Type: Symposium
Feature Block:
  • SDU Case Floor Plan, , , https://www.polyujcsoinno.hk/images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/SDU_case_floor_plan_Combined_ver2.pdf, images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/SDU_case_floor_plan_Combined_ver_Page_01.jpg,
  • Mr Johnny Lam, Clinical Associate, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU, , , https://www.polyujcsoinno.hk/images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Johnny_Lam.pdf, images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Johnny_Lam_Page_01.jpg,
  • Dr Tulio Maximo, Assistant Professor, School of Design, PolyU, , , https://prezi.com/view/xHLIwDQIHnBUPaHYWLcK/, images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_SD_Tulio.png,
  • Dr Joyce Chung, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, PolyU, , , https://www.polyujcsoinno.hk/images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Nursing_Joyce.pdf, images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Nursing_Joyce.png,
  • Mr. Choi Kai Yip, Optometrist & Dr. Henry Chan, Associate Professor School of Optometry, PolyU, , , https://www.polyujcsoinno.hk/images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Optom_KY.pdf, images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Optom_KY.jpg,
  • Dr Tris Kee, Associate Professor, Department of Design, Faculty of Design and Environment, THEi, , , https://www.polyujcsoinno.hk/images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/ JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Tris_KEE_final.pdf, images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Tris_KEE_final_Page_01.jpg,
  • Mr Andy Lai, Teaching Fellow, Department of Design Faculty of Design and Environment, THEi, , , https://www.polyujcsoinno.hk/images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Andy_LAI_final.pdf, images/content/programme/One-from-hundred-thousand/symposium/season9/ppt/JCDISI_S9_Workshop_Presentation_Andy_LAI_final_Page_01.jpg,

The inadequate living environment has a profound and long-term effect on the well-being of children. How can individuals from different fields join hands to open the door to a better life for Subdivided Units (SDU) households and their children? 

Join now to learn more about SDU at our Season 9 Symposium.

  • Date: 23-01-2021 (Sat)
  • Time:10:00-13:00
  • Format: Live streaming
  • Fee: Free

With the objective to improve the well-being of children living in SDU, JCDISI invited social workers, built environment professionals, healthcare professionals and people with spatial design knowledge to join Season 9 to co-create non-invasive home modification solutions (hardware) and corresponding strategies (software) in a two-day co-creation workshop.



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COVID has prevented our co-creation teams from visiting SDUs for our empathy mapping process. Using SDU simulation room and 3D models as tools to help our participants understand the frustration of tenant’s daily living in SDU, the teams were able to put themselves in the tenants’ shoes to address the most critical pain points of the tenants as raised by social workers, which includes:

  • Air quality
  • Privacy and private space
  • Nutrition
  • Laundry and drying
  • Studying and play area
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SDU simulation room



 Privacy & Private Space (Before) (After)
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 Laundry & Drying (Before) (After)
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 Nutrition (Before) (After)
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 Studying & Play Area (Before) (After)
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Air Quality (Before) (After)
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The sharing from Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Design, School of Nursing and School of Optometry at PolyU has equipped our co-creation team with a deeper understanding of children’s needs and help them develop home modification strategies and software to improve the well-being of SDU tenants from different perspectives.

* in alphabetical order according to organisation’s full name