Born in Hong Kong, Dr Sze Yin Kwok holds a PhD in Design Research from Brunel University London. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Strategic Sustainable Development at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), specialising in the links between design, consumer behaviour and technologies – particularly in relation to strategic sustainable product/ service development. Before joining BTH in 2017, she has worked as a design researcher in Brunel University London (2012-2016), the University of Nottingham (2013), Design and Cultural Studies (Hong Kong) Workshop (2007-2009) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2005-2006).
Currently she is interested in the questions of how to enhance sustainability communication between customers and product developers; how to create shared values for companies and consumers through sustainable product/ service design; how to utilise and develop tools and methods to support decision making and implement sustainability in a value chain; and how to unlock sustainable innovation opportunities enabled by emerging technologies such as IoT and machine learning.
She is a reviewer of the international journals Sustainability and Machines. She is also a leading tutor for the Masters course Methods for Sustainable Product-Service System Development.