20 Oct 2018

Design, Technology, and Conceptual Thinking - A Curated Talk by Origami Labs


The founders of Origami Labs will host a seminar and round-table discussion on the relationship between design and thinking. Emile Chan and Kevin Johan Wong are the creators behind ORII that combines two key technologies to deliver an audio experience that is first-of-its-kind. The ring unlocks the benefits of voice assistants while bone conduction technology delivers private, crystal clear audio through the finger. Originally inspired by creating innovative designs for the visually impaired, this piece of jewellery bridges the gap between design aesthetics and technology. They will share their experiences as designers and inventors, and provide first-hand guidance for designers, entrepreneurs, and people who like to think out of the box.

This seminar is part of Loupe's inaugural "Winter Talk Series", a special line-up of guest speakers in the jewellery and design industry who will share their experience with the public.

About The Speakers:

 Kevin Wong, Co-Founder and CEO: Kevin and team aim to create screen free products that balance the fine line between function and freedom. He leads the team's innovation, investor outreach and R&D/tinkering efforts. Kevin was General Manager at Kowloon Watch Company, a luxury watch manufacturer and retailer. Kevin earned his B.A. in Political Science and East Asian Studies from New York University, and completed his MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  Emile Chan, Co-Founder and CMO: Emile directs marketing, branding, and sales efforts across online and offline channels. Previously an account lead at Ogilvy & Mather, Emile has previous experience in designing, developing, and launching consumer IOT products. Emile earned his B.A. in Industrial Design and Technology from Loughborough University and MBA the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 

*Includes one Jewellery Delicacy tea set provided by Loupe's Teahouse.

* Participants are required to print their tickets or show their e-tickets after enrollment. Please arrive 15 mins before the session, with your tickets at our reception.

* Upon registering for any of Loupe's workshops or courses, you become a Loupe member.