PolyU Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation 2013/14 Biennial

Lead DesignerLeo P. H. Chan
Prize(s)2nd Place in Print / Annual Reports
Entry Description

The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) was founded in 2012, as initiated by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. As the first design institute dedicated to social innovation in Asia, its capacity to imagine, inspire, ignite and implement creative solutions for our community. Their vision is to build a vibrant, knowledgeable and resilient community capable in tackling complex challenges through a creative approach and humanistic design.

In 2013-2014, J.C.DISI endeavoured to achieve the above vision in three unique but inter-related approaches; to initiated a number of design projects with partners in public, social and private sectors that propel substantial social changes in Hong Kong; to organise a number of programmes dedicated to capacity building of future social innovators in Asia; and to launch platforms of various forms forms and medium to catalyse knowledge exchange on a global Scale.


On Your Mark Design Laboratory (OYM), is a Hong Kong-based creative laboratory founded by Leo P. H. Chan in 2004. Through experiments and testing in the lab, they always try their best to find out new possibilities in design and brand strategies for clients. Within years, OYM had been received international design awards over different categories.