Ka Hei Suen
Human wellbeing and consciousness is changing because of technology. However, there remains a digital and physical divide. Humans still need to learn how to control electronic devices. What if human subconscious behaviour can become a control system?
An exciting opportunity now exists to create a control system based on intuition and human subconscious behaviour. If this behaviour can be translated into a digital input then the human body and electronic devices can be merged together, and there will no need for user learning and adoption. Technology would effectively become invisible and form a key part of our subconscious.
Trajectory is a unique machine learning system that can observe subconscious behaviour, and convert this into a digital input. This revolutionary touchless interface works by using a simple webcam to monitor facial recognition, and does not require the use of high-end equipment.
School of Design
MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2016
+44 (0)7517 016077
I am Catherine Ka Hei Suen and a designer from Hong Kong. I graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University gaining a BA (Hons) First Class in Industrial and Product Design.
Following my undergraduate studies, I worked for four years as a Product Design Consultant helping to design a wide range of products such as headphones, kitchenware, tabletop, stationery, watches, furniture and lighting. During this time, I also designed products for a number of global clients such as Logitech (Switzerland), Vice Versa (Italy), Nissin (Japan), Philips (Hong Kong). Two of these products were also awarded iF Gold and Red Dot the Best of the Best Awards.
In 2013, I was also selected as one of top 40 Design Talents (under age 40) in Hong Kong. In my work, I like to challenge product captivity by designing new products that can enhance the consumer experience. I am a designer who also loves to work with complexity / uncertainty and looking for ways to maximise design possibilities.
Whilst working, I was also a co-founder of KACAMA design Lab (based in Hong Kong) which designs craft products and installations. We work primarily with non-governmental organisations to design innovative products focusing on sustainable design principles (use of recycled materials etc).
- BA (Hons) Design Industrial & Product, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Founder, KACAMA Design Lab, Hong Kong, 2010–16; Product designer, Bewater Studio Limited, Hong Kong, 2011–14; Student Assistant Researcher, Polytechnic University Asian Lifestyle Research Lab, 2009
- What's the Matter, Frame Magazine, Milan Design Week, 2016; One-Seventh Exhibition, Oxfam, Hong Kong, 2012; After Meal Solo Exhibition, K11 mall, Hong Kong, 2012; Design Renegade, Detour, Hong Kong, 2012; Travelling Exhibition of Emerging Artists, Muji, Asia, 2011; Exhibited in DMY, Berlin,2011; Exchange programme, German Design Council, Berlin, 2011; Useless, Detour, Hong Kong, 2011
- Best Experience Design, Ford Motor Company Client Project, 2015; Participate Project Awarded Silver Award, HKDA Global Design Awards, 2013 ; Participate Project Awarded Silver Award and The Hong Kong Best, HKDA Global Design Awards, 2013 ; Participate Project Awarded Merit Award, HKDA Global Design Awards, 2013 ; Participate Project Awarded Merit Award, HKDA Global Design Awards, 2013 ; Excellent Award, HKDA Global Design Awards, 2013 ; 40 under 40 Design Talents, Perspective magazine, 2013; Shortlist, Installation Design, London Creative Competition, 2012; Participate Project Awarded Winner, Red Dot, Product Design, 2012; Participate Project Awarded Best of the Best, Red Dot, Product Design, 2012; Participate Project Awarded Gold Award, iF, Product Design, 2012; Award Winners, World Kitchen What’s Bubbling? Kitchen Tools Competition, 2011; Finalist, Design for Asia (Student),2010; Trophy Award, Perspective Award 2010, Product Design (Student), 2010
- Brooke Roberts, Techstyler, The athletic-tech garment making the virtual real: introducing Skinterface, 2016; Dorian Lucas, Green Design, Living Pixel,2011; HK Magazine, issue.88, p.14, 2011