Founded in real challenges
Experts will join at key moments to inform the designer’s process. Coming from the city’s biggest public service providers, they’ll add a dose of reality our the work.
Collision of minds
With designers and experts from all different backgrounds in the room, we’ll work across institutional boundaries to find the opportunities that lie in the gaps.
All the themes
Rather than pigeonholing our work into sectors, we are looking at a broad array of challenges all at once: housing, public space, mobility and utilities.
What are we working on?
Innovate the city
Malls. Overhead walkways. Sitting-out areas. Sidewalks. Streets. Parks. Beaches. Plazas. Street cleaning. Benches. Playgrounds. Trash cans. Street lights. Public toilets. How do we use them? Why are there so many funny rules? What else is possible?
Trams. Cars. Bus stops. Walkways. Push-carts. Bikes. MTR. Buses. Taxis. Taxi drivers. Gondolas. Stations and stops. Stairs. Airports. Feet. How do we get around the city? How do we move stuff? What else is possible?
Police. Fire department. Libraries. Post offices. Water. Electricity. Landlines. Mobile phones. Internet. Gas. Pipes. Wires. How do we access public services? How do we interface with them? Is there anything else we all need?
Design our city's future.
Designers, technologists and business innovators should join the challenge. You’ll meet, work with and learn from people from all kinds of backgrounds.
Learn from each other.
Collaborate with the city’s best service and experience designers. Work together. Learn from each other. Break out of your day to day.
Get outside your routine topics, and work on things that affect everyone in the city everyday.
Friday, you’ll be up to your ears in post-its. Saturday, you’ll have a finished prototype.
7pm to 10pm
Come up with ideas. Pick a challenge. Build teams.
9am to 9pm
Get to work. Research the problem. Talk to users. Map and sketch solutions. Make mistakes. Have fun. Make rough prototypes. Make fancy prototypes.
9am to 5pm
Keep talking to users. Keep building your idea. Get in a fight. Present your prototype. Win a prize. Celebrate.