Welcome to

Division of Integrative Systems and Design

Welcome to

Division of Integrative Systems and Design

Welcome to

Division of Integrative Systems and Design

Welcome to

Division of Integrative Systems and Design

About ISD

The mission of the Division of Integrative Systems and Design is to nurture a new generation of innovators who can work across multiple disciplines and create disruptive innovations to solve the world’s great challenges.

Unique Pedagogy

One of the unique strengths of the Integrative Systems and Design program is the integration of design and technology to solve real-world problems. We adopt an experiential project-based pedagogy to nurture the new generation of innovators and technologists. Most of the ISD courses are project-oriented, and each year students are required to complete a year-long multi-disciplinary team project. Students apply their design skills and knowledge to identify user needs, define problems and generate different design ideas. In addition, they use their technical skills and knowhow to create realizable solutions, design and implement the solution through prototyping, test and refine their ideas, and finally put their solution into practice. A purpose-based learning approach prepares students to work on the year-long projects. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the projects, the teams comprise students with different expertise. Each student has a different role in the team. Depending on his or her role and interest, an individual learning pathway is designed for each student to acquire the skills and knowledge required to complete the project. Each course in the program contributes to the completion of the project. Active learning and team-based experience are also important components of the ISD program.

 

News & Events

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Events 23 Nov 2020
ISD Seminar: Human-Centric Pervasive System…
Division of Integrative Systems and DesignPresents Speaker: Dr. Tristan BraudPostdoctoral FellowHKUST-DT…
Events 18 Nov 2020
ISD Seminar: de-DESIGNING DESIGN
Speaker: Mr. Brian Lau Principal Designer Mad Studios   Abstract Design has long been…
News 01 Sep 2020
Redefining problems cards
A set of Redefining problems cards is newly launched by ISD in 2020 to guide problem-solving for the real…
Events 22 Apr 2020 - 01 May 2020
Virtual Demo Days for the Technology, Leadership…
The web-page hosts the posters and brief pitch videos of the TLE projects. Please take time to visit the…
Achievement 30 Mar 2020
Empower Women Through Technology Prize at…
Empower Women Through Technology Prize at Vancouver’s all-female “cmd-f” 24-hour hackathon, while on exchange…

Contact Us

Division of Integrative Systems and Design
  • address Room 5591, Lift 29-30, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • phone +852 3469 2723
  • fax +852 3521 0943
  • email isd@ust.hk