e-Bulletin (Oct 2015, Issue 78)

Featured Resources for School of Design


1. Material ConneXion

Material ConneXionMaterial ConneXion is a global resource for new materials and a knowledge base for information about new and innovative materials. With the content of over 7,500 innovative materials and processes, the database provides users’ access to images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, manufacturer and distributor contact information. It is a resource for all disciplines of design development, including Architecture, Interior Design, Packaging Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Apparel & Footwear, Exhibition Design and Textile Design.

Library users can now access the resource from workstation 4 & 5 at the Research Enhancement Centre, 3/F, Library.


Physical Materials Collection


The display with 1500 real materials is located at PolyU School of design, Material Resource Centre (Room V510, 5/F, V Core, Jockey Club Innovation Tower).




Britannica ImageQuest

2. Britannica ImageQuest

ImageQuest is a collection of nearly 3 million images from more than 50 collections in the world, including the Bridgeman Art Gallery, Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, and other leading names joined with Britannica.




3. Masters of Architecture

3.	Masters of ArchitectureMasters of Architecture is an ongoing series of colour images from Pidgeon Audiovisual and World Microfilms. The database includes the complete Masters of Architecture series and some additional suitable slide sets with approx. 7,000 images, all fully searchable.







Media Resources

Design & ThinkingDesign & Thinking

[NK1510 .D4742 DVD]

It is a documentary exploring the idea of "design thinking"! How do we fully engage organizations to think about the changing landscape of business, culture and society? Inspired by design thinking, this documentary grabs businessman, designers, social change-makers and individuals to portrait what they have in common when facing this ambiguous 21st century. What is design thinking? How is it applied in business models? How are people changing the world with their own creative minds? It is a call to the conventional minds to change and collaborate.


Design is One: Lella & Massimo VignelliDesign is One : Lella & Massimo Vignelli

[NK1535.V53 D47 DVD]

Italian-born Lella and Massimo Vignelli are among the world's most influential designers.  Adhering to self-proclaimed motto, 'If you can't find it, design it,' their achievements in industrial and product design, graphic and publication design, corporate identity, architectural graphics, and exhibition, interior, and furniture design have earned worldwide respect and numerous international awards for over 40 years. The film brings us into the Vignellis' world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.


Database on Trial

東方雜誌 (The Eastern Miscellany)

[Expiry date: 23 Nov 2015]

東方雜誌 (1904-1948)是商務印書館的標誌性刊物雜誌內容包括清末、辛亥革命、五四運動、抗日戰爭、解放戰爭等時期,是一份以時事政治為主的社科類綜合性刊物。