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Look at the website of the PolyU School of Design or send an email to Do you are a Dutch student? Have a look at the page 'I Do 2010 / NL'.

I Do 2008

I Do 2008 Workshop – Hospitality:
The i-do project brings design teams from different countries together for a six week long summer workshop focused on a global design issue. Four students and one tutor from the top design schools and hotel programs in Hong Kong and The Netherlands did work on the following project.

Introduction Workshop Theme:
Developments especially in China have a great impact on the hospitality industry as the numbers of business travelers and tourists increase. Despite much negative environmental impact many more people are traveling worldwide and for diverse reasons. The changing demographics put new demands on the way hotel facilities and services are designed. This project did investigate the demands and devise new design concepts for future developments.

Project ‘hospitality’:
The topic this year was focused on Hospitality: “The changing demographics for Hotel stay and how that might impact the design of the hotel accommodations and services”.

Workshop Outline:
This year students did work in multi disciplinary teams during the six weeks summer workshop. It took place in Hong Kong and China (three weeks) for an indepth research phase and The Netherlands (three weeks) for concept generation and development. There were four groups of up to six students each working on the demographic defined and researched in first phase.

Read more at the website of PolyU Hong Kong.

There were 4 designgroups involved in the project from 6 university’s (Hong Kong and the Netherlands). Have a look at their project presentationmovies.

Design team Hostyle – The unusual Travel Guide

Design team Mixed – Check In

Design team SoDA – The Chees Tale

Design team Zie – The Paper Hotel

I Do 2008 booklet – You can read here everything about the I Do 2008 project (How fast is your Internet connection? The file is 64 MB so it can take some time).

How was the experience from the side of the Students? Have a look on the internetblog of the Dutch students and their Flickr pictures.
Blog Dutch students 2008
Flickr pictures

And yes there is always a lot of free time available for social activities.
Dancing in China
Singing in Hong Kong and in the Netherlands