Alex King is a product designer and worked extensively in Hong Kong and Shanghai in the field of product design. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Product Design and MBA in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is specializing in universal design, sustainable design, health care product design and product development. He has received numerous design awards over the past decade. Recently, he swept the Champion in Mobile Collection Points Design Competition organized by Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR, offering a flexible recycling solution for general public and recyclers. He was an awarded designer in New Business Ideas Incubation Circle, New World Development in 2017. In 2010, he designed a pair of ‘Broken Frame” to raise awareness on re-establishing human relationship ‘not with the eyes, but with the mind’. This makes him took a Silver Prize from OPUS JAPAN. Alex promotes Universal Design since he joined multi-national corporations in telecommunication sectors. In 2017, Alex was appointed as project adviser in supervising the research project “Sustainable Design Workshop on Waste Reduction” funded by Towngas where the full set of designs is currently under reviewed by leading international airlines.
Alex has substantial experience in teaching. He teaches bachelor courses in PolyU and Vocational Training Council and committed to contributing and promoting universal design. He has successfully developed foundation design courses and e-learning programmes for part-time learners in Open University of Hong Kong and was nominated as subject officer on behalf of OUHK in Creative Industry Discipline of CreateHK. He is a full member of Hong Kong Designers Association, Chartered Society of Designers and executive committee at Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong. Recently, he is appointed as the design consultant in utilizing technologies to develop serious games for people with dementia as part of his PhD research study.