Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2013

Keywords

College library, Modern design, Learning commons, Interactive environment, User interview

DOI

10.1080/02763915.2014.915186

Abstract

The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading design education institute in Hong Kong under the Vocational Training Council (VTC) group. Opened in September 2010, the HKDI Learning Resources Centre is a specialist library for the study of art and design. The mission of the HKDI Library is to support and promote the academic goals of the Institute, i.e., to prepare the students for professional careers; emphasize learning through a creative and interactive environment; meanwhile uphold a positively relaxing, and yet inviting environment that is very much similar to a commercial bookstore. In order to accomplish this, the HKDI Library aims to serve as a user-centered library for creative learning--by providing an important place for both students and faculty to actively engage in study, research, as well as socializing. Through a series of small focus group interviews with both students and faculty staff at the HKDI, the study investigates how influential the library environment could be in fostering students' learning and other social activities under a creative environment.

Source Publication

Community & Junior College Libraries

Volume Number

19

Issue Number

3

ISSN

0276-3915

First Page

59

Last Page

76

Previous Versions

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