PhD Autumn School 2020- PolyU Design

I delivered a keynote presentation and enjoyed engaging with PhD researchers at Hong Kong Poly U, October 22.


Day 1, Wednesday, October 21

2:00 PM – 3:25 PM    Keynote by Prof. Virpi Roto: What kind of artificial intelligent systems should we design? 
3:35 PM – 4:35 PM    Session 1, PhD Research Reports 01 – 04
4:55 PM – 5:55 PM    Session 2, PhD Research Reports 05 – 08

Day 2, Thursday, October 22

6:00 PM – 7:10 PM    Keynote by Prof. Bruce Hanington: Ascent: The rise of design methods and approaches for civic engagement and social change 
7:20 PM – 8:20 PM    Session 3, PhD Research Reports 09 – 12
8:40 PM – 10:00 PM  Session 4, PhD Research Reports 13 – 16

NB: Time shown above is in Hong Kong time


Day 1: Wednesday, October 21
Day 2: Thursday, October 22

Prior registraton is required. Registrations for Day 1 and Day 2 are separate. Register for Day 1 and Day 2 if you want to attend on both days. Registrants will receive respective meeting details on Zoom and the programme booklet closer to event dates.

About Keynote Speakers

Dr. Virpi Roto, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Prof. Virpi Roto
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Prof. Virpi Roto is Professor of Practice in Experience Design at School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University, Finland. Prof. Roto joined Aalto University and Department of Design in 2011 after a long career in Nokia Research Center. Since then, she has worked in large national research programs with heavy industry companies in Finland, for whom she has developed design techniques based on experience goals. She is one of the most cited user experience researchers in the world, Chair of Aalto Experience Platform, and the lead of a national research community on Ethical, Acceptability and Desirability of Autonomous Systems. See her full profile here.

Prof. Bruce Hanington, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design

Prof. Bruce Hanington
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design

Prof. Bruce Hanington is Professor and Head of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to this, he was director of graduate studies, and program chair of industrial design. Bruce has dedicated his teaching and research to methods and practices for human-centered design, with an emphasis on design ethnography, participatory design, and the meaning of form in context. In addition to working with industry partners through collaborative projects and executive education, his work has been published in Design IssuesThe Design Journal, and Interactions, with chapters in in Affective Sciences in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, and The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design. Prof. Hanington is co-author with Bella Martin of Universal Methods of Design: 125 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Design in Industrial Design and a BA in Applied Psychology, both from the University of Calgary, Canada. Read his full profile here.

PhD Research Reports

Session 1

CriticsProf. Virpi RotoProf. Stephen J. Wang and Dr. Jae Oh
PhD Research Reports 01 – 04:
Kate Sangwon Lee
Marty Miller
Jasmine Zhang
Jing Ding

Session 2

Critics: Dr. Jeffrey HoDr. Hailiang Wang and Dr. Elaine Wong
PhD Research Reports 05 – 08:
Giovanni Lion
Lai Wei
Jie Zhang
Jing Luo

Session 3

CriticsProf. Bruce HaningtonMr. Kevin Denny and Dr. ir. Gerhard BruynsDr. Markus Wernli
PhD Research Reports 09 – 12:
Chelsea Chan
Jen Yoohyun Lee
Andrea Navarrete
Krity Gera

Session 4

CriticsProf. Bruce HaningtonDr. ir. Gerhard BruynsDr. Tulio MaximoDr. Markus Wernli
PhD Research Reports 13 – 16:
Susan Evans
Yixuan Peng
Mike Oustamanolakis
Darren Nel

  • All PolyU PhD students and SD faculty are welcome.
  • The sessions hosted on Zoom Meeting allow only authenticated users.