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A mature and proficient professional with solid and extensive experiences in visual arts, design and development, as well as academic teaching in tertiary level. 

Prossional experience

Mar 2016Jun 2016

Visiting Scholar in Service Design and Social Innovation

School of design, jiangnan university, wuxi, china

Responsibilities: 

    • Delivering lectures and providing the study material to the students.
    • Assigning the project work to the students and helping them to clarify the doubts regarding to the assignments
    • Organizing the healthcare design workshop with the Chair Professor from Cincinatti University, USA and arranging the guest lectures for the students and participants in order to provide them the additional knowledge and methods of the innovative service design process. 
    • Creating opportunities for participation of students in discussion for being efficient in the communication
    • Directing the students on how to use the study material for positive results in work and projects.
    • Collaborating with School of Design, Falmouth University UK, and School of Art, Anhui University, China in Service Design course in relation to mental health area.
    • Giving a presentation in the Healthcare Design Symposium amongst other guest speakers. 
    Sep 2012Aug 2014

    Management Committee (Student Representative)

    DESIGN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL INNOVATION, SCHOOL OF DESIGN, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

    Responsibilities:

    • Providing strategic direction to the institute in social innovation design events and projects. 
    • Overseeing the management and operation of the institute.
    • Organizing PhD Salon for the PhD students to share their research with others.
    Jul 2007Aug 2016

    Lecturer in Fashion Design and Management

    Clothing INSTITUTE training authority

    Responsibilities:

    • Delivering lectures and preparing teaching materials. 
    • Organizing the tests for students in order to evaluate their progress.
    • Providing the proper feedback to the students for the further development.
    • Helping students to accomplish the project work.
    Jun 2002Jun 2016

    Director and Consultant

    Shine 21

    Responsibilities:

    • Involving in new business development.
    • Conducting market and user research.
    • Providing new concept design and product development.
    • Giving advice on branding and marketing strategies.
    • Designing and marketing on E-commerce.
    • Coordinating projects and workshops.
    Sep 2002Aug 2008

    Lecturer in Design Studies and Fashion Design

    Design department, institute of vocational education,  hong kong

    Responsibilities:

    • Delivering lectures and preparing teaching materials. 
    • Inspiring and nurturing students in creative and critical thinking capabilities.
    • Providing the proper feedback to the students for the further development.
    • Helping students to accomplish the project work.
    Jan 2001Dec 2001

    Project Assistant in Apparel Key Project

    Institute of fashion & clothing

    Responsibilities: 

    • Designing and developing the portal site for training and upgrading the professional skills and knowledge of designers and merchandisers in apparel industry.
    • Coordinating with different professionals including IT, technicians, sales and marketing and academia. 
    • Liaising with buying offices, manufacturers, trading companies, and designers.
    Apr 1991Aug 1999

    Fashion Designer & Product Development 

    SEVERAL companies 

    Responsibilities:

    • Conducting trend research and analysis.
    • Designing and developing new products and collections. 
    • Sourcing materials and costing.
    • Liaiseing with clients and suppliers.
    Jul 1982Mar 1990

    Enrolled Nurse

    Health department, hong kong/ drs. anderson & partners

    Responsibilities:

    • Providing nursing care to the patients in the hospital and healthcare centre. 
    • Assisting physicians in clinical examination and treatments.
    • Managing the operation of the healthcare centre.

    Education

    Dec 2010Nov 2015

    PhD (Full-time)

    SCHOOL OF DESIGN, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY


    Mar 2009Aug 2009

    Professional Diploma in Chief Brand Officer

    Hong kong productivity council
    Sep 2005Aug 2008

    Postgraduate Certificate in English of Special Purposes

    City University of hong kong
    Jul 2007Dec 2007

    Master Class in Accessories Design

    domus Academy, milan, italy
    Oct 2004Jun 2005

    Postgraduate Diploma in Managing Change 

    Poon kam ki institute, university of hong kong 
    Sep 1998Aug 2001

    Master in Design

    School of design, the hong kong polytechnic university


    Sep 1996Aug 1997

    MBA (Marketing) - Full-time

    university of stirling
    Sep 1991Aug 1995

    Higher Diploma in Fashion & Clothing Technology

    institute of textiles & clothing, the hk polytechnic university

    Certifications

    Jan 2008Apr 2008

    Certificate in Foundation of Art Therapy (with credit) 

    UNIVERSITY OF hONG KONG, SPACE
    Sep 2004Jun 2005

    Certificate IV Training & Assessment 

    Australian Quality Training Tramework (AQTF)   
    Jul 1982Sep 1984

    Certificate in Enrolled Nurse

    HeALTH AUTHORITY OF HONG KONG

    Awards

    2011 - The 7th YWCA Hong Kong Best Women Volunteer Awards (Merit)

    1990 - Graduate Fashion Show (Bronze Award)

    Conference papers

    Barbara, S. K. Wong (2014). Fashion for vulnerable bodies: Redefining fashion in illnesses and disabilities.  Fashion in Fiction: Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives

     

    Barbara, S. K. Wong, Michael Kin Wai, Siu, Peter, Chan, Yanta, Lam (2014). Understanding the influence of user context in persuasive self-management systems for Diabetes control: the example of Chinese older adults, Design4Health European Conference.  

     

    Barbara, S. K. Wong (2013). Understanding user experience in persuasive systems as a way of informing the design of inclusive health systems - an example of on-line diabetes self-management systems for Chinese older adults, Include Conference - Global Challenges and Local Solutions in Inclusive Design

    Skills

    computer

    Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Illustrator, PhotoShop, SPSS

    lamguage

    English, Chinese

    areas of interest

    Service Design, healthcare design, social innovation and sustainability, sensory design and user  experience, psychology of arts and design, persuasive design for behaviour change, visual communication, design culture and theory

    Voluntary Works

    2015 -  present

    Pre-screening Panel of Social Innovation Fund, The Hong Kong Council of Social Services (HKCSS).
    2007 -  present

    Social Angel of the HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre, 

    The Hong Kong Council of Social Service.