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How could we mobilise available social resources from across various sectors to effectively and sustainably improve the living environment and help the SDU children and their families by large?

HKJC approached JCDISI in September 2019 to explore potential solutions through participatory co-design to improve the health and wellbeing of subdivided units (SDU) tenants. Through the “Season 9: Children’s Well-being in Subdivided Units” co-creation workshops and symposium, JCDISI seek to leverage the resources available in the society and effectuate the planning and application of home modification strategies in the home of SDU with cross-disciplinary experts.

It is hope that tenants will be equipped with the know-how to take quick fix for the betterment of their living condition. The knowledge transfer would also help co-creation team, social workers and professionals identify “quick wins” to improve the use of space and well-being of tenants.

"One from Hundred Thousand" Social Innovation Symposium

  • Date: 23-01-2021 (Saturday)
  • Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Through the symposium of season 9 "Children’s Well-being in Sub-divided Units", JCDISI hopes to contribute its knowledge and ability to support trans-sectoral collaboration in improving the quality of life of the residents living in SDU. It is hoped that by providing a platform for social innovation and knowledge transfer, the cross-sectoral partnerships, social resources and organisational capacity could be leveraged to explore potential strategies and directions in improving the well-being of children in SDUs.

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Keynote Speakers

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Mr Choi Kai-yip

Optometrist and Research Associate
School of Optometry, PolyU

Panel Discussion: How could society leverage available community resources in benefitting the well-being of children and the SDU community?

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Panel Discussion Guests

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Ms Karen Lee

Project Manager II (Spatial)
Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation

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Joint Thematic Sharing from PolyU Academic Partners
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Six tips for Children’s Space in Subdivided Units
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Co-creation Workshop

  • Date: 21/22-11-2020 (Sat)
  • Time:10:00-17:00

With the objective to improve the well-being of children living in SDU, JCDISI invited social workers, built environment professionals, healthcare professionals and people with spatial design knowledge to join Season 9 "Children's Well-being in Subdivided Units" to co-create non-invasive home modification solutions (hardware) and corresponding strategies (software) in a two-day co-creation workshop.

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COVID has prevented our co-creation teams from visiting SDUs for our empathy mapping process. Using SDU simulation room and 3D models as tools to help our participants understand the frustration of tenant’s daily living in SDU, the teams were able to put themselves in the tenants’ shoes to address the most critical pain points of the tenants as raised by social workers, which includes:

  • Air quality
  • Privacy and private space
  • Nutrition and cooking
  • Laundry and drying
  • Studying and play area
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SDU simulation room



 Privacy & Private Space (Before) (After)
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 Laundry & Drying (Before) (After)
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 Nutrition and Cooking (Before) (After)
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 Studying & Play Area (Before) (After)
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Air Quality (Before) (After)
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The sharings from Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Design, School of Nursing and School of Optometry at PolyU highlighted how the living environment could adversely affect the health and development of children. The forms a solid basis for the co-creation teams to come up with appropriate hardware and software solutions to improve their living standard.

* in alphabetical order according to organisation’s full name

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