As a researcher, my methodology can refer to action research with ethnographic studies and design methods. These social science and insight-focused methodologies are not always counted with scientific merit. However, these research practices are highly respected in Scandinavia as “Artist Research”.  As Hannula et.al. (2005:10) stated, “…artistic research as a new opening for a wide variety of actors within contemporary art and culture. This whole issue is not about scientific research (as in art history or the sociology of art, for example), but about the self-reflective and self-critical processes of a person taking part in the production of meaning within contemporary art…” This research framework really enables me to explain my work and is the most appropriate practice when researching complex social issues. 

2019 Productive Ageing @ SIE funded SI.DLab 

2018 Dementia Going @ SIE funded SI.DLab 

2017 Fine Dying @ SIE funded SI.DLab

2017 Home Street Home: Hong Kong’s Self-build Communities _ https://yankilee.com/home-street-home

2016 Open Design in Action! Design Debates & Projects for Our Design Society _ http://yankilee.com/open-design-in-action

2015 Ageing, Ingenuity & Design: International Cases _ http://yankilee.com/ageing-ingenuity-design-international-cases

2014 Fine Dying:  Let’s co-design our dying issues @ HKDI  _ http://yankilee.com/fine-dying-i

2013 Pattern of Living: Hong Kong’s High-Rise Communities with Professor Hilary French  _ http://yankilee.com/pattern-of-living-hong-kongs-high-rise-communitie

2012 The Ingenuity of Ageing: for designing social innovation  (Post-Doc Study) _ http://yankilee.com/research-project-the-ingenuity-of-ageing

2011 www.designingwithpeople.org _ http://yankilee.com/wwwdesigningwithpeopleorg

2007 Design Participation Tactics: Enable people to design their own environment (Doctoral Study)

2001 Totalscape: Live-work study