24 Nov 2017 (Fri) 6 ‑ 8pm (2 hours)
25 Nov 2017 ‑ 27 May 2018 (except Tue) 10am ‑ 8pm (10 hours)
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Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Lee Wai Lee) have partnered with the world-renowned Red Dot Design Museum to launch “Homo Ex Data – The Natural of the Artificial”. From 25 November 2017 to 27 May 2018, the exhibition at HKDI Gallery will showcase Red Dot Award-winning products and innovations that highlight the impact of digital technology on society.

Featuring over 150 Red Dot Award-winning technology products, the exhibition explores how design creates a new reality by marrying human factors and digital technology. Nowadays, data is almost inherently a part of our lives. We take ultra-sound examinations and prenatal diagnostics even before we are born. From the very beginning, human beings are already part of the data system. We are data-based humans – Homo Ex Data. When developing smart products, designers have to take into account technical functioning and the growing significance of data in addition to the human natural experience of things. Because of this exciting development, the exhibition goes beyond the mere presentation of current design approaches, but also poses the question of how design creates a new reality of life through the marriage of human factors and digital technology.

To illustrate the complex interplay between humans and technology and highlight the impact of
digitisation, the exhibition covers 18 categories, including:

  • Monitoring
  • Self-Tracking
  • Analysing
  • Measuring
  • Observing
  • Touching
  • Optimisation
  • Interacting
  • Experiencing

To unveil the exhibition, an official opening ceremony and a Master Lecture will be held on Friday, 24 November, at HKDI & IVE (LWL). Students and the public are welcome to join the lecture for the rare opportunity to hear from Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Design Award on his research on technology and design.

Homo ex Data – The Natural of the Artificial (Free Admission)
Opening Ceremony: 6pm, 24 November 2017
(Master Lecture starts at 4pm | Speaker: Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and President of the Red Dot Design Award)
Online Registration: http://www.hkdi.edu.hk/hkdi_gallery/subscribe/2017-reddot/

*Closed on 3, 10 Dec 2017 & 21 Jan 2018