Ko-Le Chen

k.l.chen2@newcastle.ac.uk | Doctoral Trainee

Ko-Le Chen

I joined the Digital Interaction group in 2012 as a PhD student supervised by David Kirk. My proposed project aims to explore the practices of academic research dissemination. My fieldwork are organised around a workplace and people's everyday routine. Through ethnographic studies and design workshops, I wish to develop new media for research dissemination as a way to further interrogate research dissemination as a global phenomenon.


I grew up in Taiwan before completing an undergraduate degree in Science at St Andrews University (2007). In 2008 I joined Culture Lab as a Digital Media (MRes) student and remained affiliated as a freelance research assistant, video maker and Open Lab Radio manager after completing the course. I have previously worked as a director’s PA at OFFPW (an experimental theatre company in Taipei) and as a freelance artist for various public research and art projects in the UK.


Situated dissemination through an HCI workplace
Chen K-L, Clarke R, Almeida T, Wood M, Kirk DS, CHI '17 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems2078-2090


Client perpetuated violence and condom failure among female sex workers in south western China
Choi SYP, Chen KL, Jiang ZQ, Sexually Transmitted Diseases141-146


Gender and HIV risk behaviour among intravenous drug users in Sichuan Province, China
Choi SYP, Cheung YW, Chen KL, Social Science & Medicine1672-1684

Associated Projects

  • Recording Scholarly Throughts
    In many disciplines video is becoming a major vehicle for dissemination, and documentary videos are often presented as evidence for research in conferences. However, I would like to suggest that video has its limitations and researchers need to...
    August 30, 2011
  • Lovers' Box
    The Lovers’ Box is a digital artefact designed to engage couples in reflections on their relationship. Users open their personalised wooden box with a key that they then place on an RFID reader inside to play a recorded message. This can be anything ...
    August 30, 2011
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