College library, Modern design, Learning commons, Interactive environment, User interview
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.
Community & Junior College Libraries
Lo, P.,Chiu, D.,& Chu, W. (2013). Modeling your college library after a commercial bookstore? the Hong Kong Design Institute Library experience. Community & Junior College Libraries, 19 (3), 59-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763915.2014.915186
Oct 31 2016 (withdrawn)