Key Publications

  • Lee,Y. (2012) The Ingenuity of Ageing: for designing social innovation, supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Royal College of Art, London UK, ISBN978-1-907342-46-2. / (Open PDF) / Full paper
  • Lee Y & Moore P (2015), DESIS Network Presents “Ageing, Ingenuity & Design” International Cases Collection 2015, HKDI ISBN: ISBN: 978-988-12325-6-4 / (Open PDF)
  • Lee Y, Ho D & Tsang A (2013), “Design for the Ingenuity of Ageing: New Roles of Designers in Democratic Innovation” co-authored by Dr Yanki Lee and Dr Denny Ho Kwok Leung, Paper presentation at the Social Frontiers conference, NESTA, Shoreditch, London, UK / (Open PDF)
  • Lee Y & Ho D (2013), ‘The Ingenuity of ageing: An experiment to explore the Role of Designers as a Moral subject’, Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference 2013, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen, Denmark/K3 Malmo, Sweden / (Open PDF)
  • Lee Y & Ho D (2013), ‘From Bauhaus to DESIS: exploring solution-focused methodology for social design education, DRS // CUMULUS Design Education Conference,Oslo, Norway / (Open PDF)
  • Lee Y (2013), “How Old is Old? Designing Participation Tactics to Nuture the Ingenuity of Ageing for Our Future Selves’, in: Art + Care: A Future, Serpentine Gallery and Koenig Books, London, UK, 35-43 / Buy this book
  • Lee, Y. (2008) ‘Design participation tactics: the challenges and new roles for designers in the co-design process’ in CoDesign Vol 4, Issue 1, March 2008, 31-50 / Full paper
  • Lee Y (2007),’ Design Participation Tactics: enabling people to design their built environment’, unpublished doctoral research thesis, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University / (Open PDF)
  • Ho, D K L. & Lee, Y. C. (2012) ‘The Quality of Design Participation: Intersubjectivity in design practice’, International Journal of Design (online), 6(1), Xy-Yy / External Links
  • HKDI DESIS Lab (2016) ‘Open Design in Action: Design Debates & Projects for our Open Society’, ISBN: 978-988-13962-3-5 / External Links
  • HKDI DESIS Lab (2015), ‘ Fine Dying: Let’s co-design our dying issues《死過界》’, ISBN: 978-988-13961-43
  • French H & Lee Y (2013), ‘Patterns of Living: Hong Kong’s High-Rise Communities 《設計生活模式 香港高樓社區》’, New Talents Press, Hong Kong / Buy this book

The full list (chronological, since 2001)


2016

  • HKDI DESIS Lab (2016) ‘Open Design in Action: Design Debates & Projects for our Open Society’, ISBN: 978-988-13962-3-5 / External Links

2015

  • Lee Y & Moore P (2015), DESIS Network Presents “Ageing, Ingenuity & Design” International Cases Collection 2015, HKDI ISBN: ISBN: 978-988-12325-6-4 / (Open PDF)
  • HKDI DESIS Lab (2015), ‘ Fine Dying: Let’s co-design our dying issues《死過界》’, ISBN: 978-988-13961-43

2014

  • Tsang A & Lee Y (2014), ‘Democratisation by Design: New possibilities of design education by sharing design knowledge to the community’, at Cumulus Johannesburg Conference, South Africa
  • Lee Y, Lau M, Eide EK & Ryhl C (2014) ‘Ageing in Bergen: a collaborative design experiment to explore interdisciplinary diversity and design citizenship’, at Cumulus Johannesburg Conference, South Africa

2013

  • Lee Y, Ho D & Tsang A (2013), “Design for the Ingenuity of Ageing: New Roles of Designers in Democratic Innovation” co-authored by Dr Yanki Lee and Dr Denny Ho Kwok Leung, Paper presentation at the Social Frontiers conference, NESTA, Shoreditch, London, UK / (Open PDF)
  • Lee Y & Ho D (2013), ‘The Ingenuity of ageing: An experiment to explore the Role of Designers as a Moral subject’, Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference 2013, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen, Denmark/K3 Malmo, Sweden / (Open PDF)
  • Lee Y & Ho D (2013), ‘From Bauhaus to DESIS: exploring solution-focused methodology for social design education, DRS // CUMULUS Design Education Conference,Oslo, Norway / (Open PDF)
  • Lee Y & Ho D (2013), ‘Design for Ageing and Happiness: From “Design Things” to a solution-focused design approach and design intelligence’, Proceedings the 5th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR),Tokyo’s Shibaura Institute of Technology / (Open PDF)
  • Lee Y (2013), “How Old is Old? Designing Participation Tactics to Nuture the Ingenuity of Ageing for Our Future Selves’, in: Art + Care: A Future, Serpentine Gallery and Koenig Books, London, UK, 35-43 / Buy this book
  • French H & Lee Y (2013), ‘Patterns of Living: Hong Kong’s High-Rise Communities 《設計生活模式 香港高樓社區》’, New Talents Press, Hong Kong / Buy this book

2012

  • Lee,Y. (2012) The Ingenuity of Ageing: for designing social innovation, supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Royal College of Art, London UK, ISBN978-1-907342-46-2. / (Open PDF) / Full paper
  • Lee, Y C & Ho, D K L (2012), Ageing in place(s): Cases to introduce solution-focused design methodology for ageing innovation, in proceedings of the Cumulus Conference, 24-26 May, Helsinki, Finland. / (Open PDF)
  • Ho, D K L. & Lee, Y. C. (2012) ‘The Quality of Design Participation: Intersubjectivity in design practice’, International Journal of Design (online), 6(1), Xy-Yy / External Links
  • Ho, D K L & Lee, Y (2012) ‘New Roles of Designers in Democratic Innovation: a case study in the Ingenuity of Ageing’, in proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference, 12-15 Aug, 2012, Vol 2,77-80 / External Links

2011

  • Lee, Y. & Ho, D K L. et al. (2011) ‘Design.Lives Labs: introducing solution-focused methodology to design and civic education’, in proceedings of the DesignED Asia 2011, 29-30 Nov, Hong Kong, China / External Links
  • Lee, Y. & Ho, D K L. et al. (2011) ‘Design.Lives Lab: a case to introduce solution-focused design methodology for participatory design for social inclusion’, in proceedings of IASDR, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, 31 Oct – 4 Nov, Delft, The Netherlands. / (Open PDF) / External Links
  • Lee Y. (2011) ‘Where (does it happen and in what contexts)?’ in Design Act – Socially and Politically Engaged Design Today. Critical Roles and Emerging Tactics, Sternberg Press / External Links
  • Ho, D K L. & Lee, Y. (2011) ‘From inclusivity to social innovation for all: the case of Methods Labs ‘, in proceedings of Include 2011, 18-20 April. Royal College of Art, London, UK / External Links

2010

  • Myerson, J. & Lee, Y. (2010) ‘Inclusive Design Research Initiatives at the Royal College of Art’, in Universal Design Handbook (2nd Edition), McGraw-Hill Professional, USA / External Links
  • Lee, Y. & Ho, DKL. (2010) ‘www.designingwithpeople.org: enabling designers to cross borders for social inclusion’, in proceedings of the Cumulus Genk Conference, the Media and Design Academy, 26-30 May, Limburg, Belgium,p 65-69 / External Links
  • Lee, Y. & Ho, DKL. (2010) ‘Teaching the teachers: co-designing new inclusive design experience to enable secondary school students to think creatively’, in proceedings Participatory Design Conference 2010, University of Technology, 29 Nov – 3 Dec, Sydney, Australia / External Links
  • Lee, Y.& Ho, DKL. (2010) ‘Including people in design processes, good but how? Engaging with inclusive design methodology through a digital platform’, in proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Design and Emotion, 4-7 Oct, Chicago, USA
  • Lee, Y. & Ho, DKL. (2010) ‘Designing with People: Developing a digital platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of inclusive design methodology’, in proceedings of the Shanghai Cumulus Conference, Tongji University College of Design and Innovation, 7-10 Sept, Shanghai, China, p 173-179 / External Links
  • Lee, Y. (2010) ‘Development of the social implications of inclusive design and some thoughts on the next steps’, in proceedings of the 5th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access & Assistant Technology (CWUAAT), Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge 22-25 March, Cambridge, UK
  • Ho, DKL, Ma J., Chuah, CKL. & Lee ,Y. (2010) ‘Bringing in communicative rationality into design participation: a lesson from inclusive design’ in proceedings Participatory Design Conference 2010, University of Technology, 29 Nov – 3 Dec , Sydney, Australia / External Links
  • Ho, DKL, Lee, Y. & Tsang ASY. (2010) ‘Reflection on the Experience of Conducting Inclusive Design Workshop for Teenagers’, in proceedings of the 5th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access & Assistant Technology (CWUAAT), Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge 22-25 March, Cambridge, UK

2009

  • Raijmakers, B., van Dijk G., Lee, Y. & Williams, S. (2009) ‘Designing Empathic Conversations for Inclusive Design Facilitation’, in proceedings of the Include 2009, Royal College of Art, London, UK / External Links
  • Lee, Y., Myerson, J., Bichard, J. & Harrison, M. (2009) ‘www.designingwithpeople.org: A new web-based resource for implementing design for social inclusion’, in proceedings of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), 18-22 Oct, Seoul, Korea, / External Links
  • Lee Y & Cassim J. (2009) ‘How the Inclusive Design Process Enables Social Inclusion’, in proceedings of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR),18-22 Oct, Seoul, Korea / External Links
  • Ho D., Lee Y. & Cassim, J. (2009) ‘What if…users do not know how to be inclusive through design’, in proceedings of the Include 2009, 5-8 March, Royal College of Art, London, UK / External Links
  • Gheerawo, R. & Lee, Y. (2009) ‘Enabling People – Creating Inclusive Human-Computer Interactions’, in proceedings of the Human Computer Interaction International (HCI) Conference Proceedings, July, San Diego, USA / External Links

2008

  • Lee, Y., Takeoka, A., Fukuyoshi, S. & Sameshima, S. (2008) ‘Design Your Home Pack’ Co-designing Tools to Design Homes and Houses’, in proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2008, Indiana University 1-4 October, Bloomington, USA
  • Lee, Y., Bichard, J. & Coleman, R. (2008) ‘Designing with users, how? Investigate users involvement tactics for effective inclusive design processes’, in proceedings of the International DMI Education Conference, 14-15 April, Cergy-Pointoise, France
  • Lee, Y. & Bichard, J. (2008) ‘Teen-scape’:Designing Participations for the Design Excluded’, in proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2008, Indiana University, 1-4 October, Bloomington, USA
  • Lee, Y. (2008) ‘Design participation tactics: the challenges and new roles for designers in the co-design process’ in CoDesign Vol 4, Issue 1, March 2008, 31-50 / Full paper

2007

  • Lee Y (2007) ‘What is designers’ social responsibility? Investigating new roles of designers in design participation processes,’ in IASDR Conference Proceedings, Emerging Trends in Design Research, 12-15 Nov, Hong Kong / (Open PDF) / External Links
  • Lee, Y. (2007) ‘Facilitating Knowledge Exchanges through Inclusive Design’, in (Un)common Ground: Creative Encounters across sectors and disciplines, BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Lee, Y. (2007) ‘Emancipating art and design students through an inclusive design awards programme’, in proceedings of the Include 2007, March, London, UK
  • Lee Y (2007),’ Design Participation Tactics: enabling people to design their built environment’, unpublished doctoral research thesis, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University / (Open PDF)
  • Lee, Y. (2007) ‘Children-Computer Interaction: An Inclusive Design Process for the Design of Our Future Playground’, in proceedings of the Human Computer Interaction International (HCII), July, Beijing, China

2006

  • Lee, Y. & Bichard, J. (2006) ‘From inclusive user research processes to universal design outputs: the cases of an inclusive design education programme’, in proceedings in the IAUD, 2nd International Conference on Universal Design, Kyoto, Japan
  • Lee Y. (2006) ‘From Age and Disability to Inclusive Design: the Case of ‘Design for Our Future Selves’ Student Awards Programme’, in proceedings of the IAUD Conference, 2nd International Conference on Universal Design, Kyoto, Japan
  • Lee, Y (2006) ‘Encourage designing with participation:Inclusive Design education in the UK context’, invited panel discussion at the Participatory Design Conference 2006 (PDC2006), August 2006, Trento, Italy.
  • Lee Y. (2006) ‘Designing with People’, invited panel discussion at the Uncommonground: Cross-media Conference, 27-28 Sept, Amsterdam
  • Lee, Y. (2006) ‘Design Participation Tactics: Redefining User Participation in Design’, in proceedings in the Design Research Society Wonderground Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

2005

  • Lee, Y. and Jachna, T. (2005) ‘The Helen Hamlyn Research Associates Show 2004: An inclusive design process for an inclusive design exhibition’, in: The Proceedings of the Include 2005 Conference, UK: London, the Royal College of Art
  • Lee, Y. (2005) ‘Empowerment Games: Participatory Design exercises for sustainable public housing development in the social context of Hong Kong’. Invited oral presentation at the Include 2005 Conference, the Royal College of Art, London

2004

  • Lee, Y. Chu, S. F. Ku, H. B. and Jachna,T. (2004) ‘Empowerment Games: Community participation and sustainable public housing development in the social context of Hong Kong’. In: The Proceedings of the Hong Kong International Housing Conference. Lee and Chu did an oral presentation at the conference.

2003

  • Lee, Y. Jachna, T and Frazer, J. (2003) ‘Empowerment Games: Implementation of participatory design in Hong Kong,’ in: The Proceedings at the Include Conference 2003.

2001

  • Lee,Y. (2001) Totalscape: live/work business incubator, the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, Royal College of Art, London, UK