AiDLab Seminar Series 03 - Webinar: AI & Design for Social Good

Focusing on "AI & Design for Social Good", the 3rd seminar invited Ms. Anne Toomey as the moderator, and Dr. Jeanne Tan, Dr. Elsa Lee and Mr. Rama Gheerawo as speakers. They gave a fruitful sharing on the implementation of #AIxDesign to benefit the society, in which Dr. Jeanne Tan shared with the audience how she created an alternative way for rehabilitation by integrating gesture recognition system and illuminating fabric for multi-sensory therapy. Followed by a sharing by Dr. Elsa Lee on her discovery of AI as a fun way to interact with anytime.

Mr. Rama Gheerawo introduced the concept and application of inclusive design and how it can be integrated into AI technologies for people of all ages, abilities, genders and races.

Date 8 July 2022 (Friday)
Time 4:00 P.M - 5:00 P.M. (HKT)
Webinar Format Zoom
Language English



Dr Jeanne TAN
Associate Professor, School of Fashion and Textiles, PolyU
Centre Assistant Director, AiDLab

Dr Elsa LEE Sau Ha
Executive Director, Wong Tai Sin District Health Centre
  Empowering communities with AI creative innovations
In addition to the wide and impactful applications in commerce and industry, the power of AI can also be harnessed for social good. Excellent in using design to bridge technology and real-world challenges in order to serve communities in need, Dr Jeanne Tan will present her intelligent textile system for multi-sensory therapy, a project in collaboration with Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council. The patented design and technology, recognising hand and body gestures by variable colour illumination,  provides an intuitive way to user to actively interact with spatial environments and enhance sensory stimulation.
Director of The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
  Inclusive Tech: AI meets Inclusive Design
AI technologies have a real potential to be game changers but how do we ensure that no one is excluded and that the most acute needs of the human population are met? This talk will look at how AI for social good will be a future theme in technology and it will showcase the need for design application and consideration. Inclusive Design, a long-established tool for design will be discussed and its ready application for including people of all ages, abilities, genders and races will be highlighted through case studies.

Head of Programme, Textiles, School of Design, Royal College of Art


Supporting Organisations:
Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP)
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited (HKSKHWC)
Wong Tai Sin District Health Centre (WTSDHC)
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS)
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)
The Woolmark Company
Xinao Textile