I am a researcher, designer and educator, my work spanning interaction design, interior design and physical computing. Currently, I am a PhD candidate at Open Lab, Newcastle University, where my work centers around Ubiquitous Environments from the lens of Architecture and Interior Design.
Driven by a vision where the future interior designs would no longer have to be static, I am investigating ways we could potentially design and build interiors that are context-aware, dynamic, changeable and `living’; responding to our implicit and intuitive interactions to meet our needs, support our well-being and improve the quality of living.
My current research is about novel interfaces that are soft, flexible and dynamic, with a particular focus on building OUIs (Organic User Interfaces). I am interested in how we can embed interior spaces with interactivity using soft seamless sensing, e-textiles and smart materials that are malleable, shape-changing or colour-changing, in addition to studying how will people perceive, interact and live with interactive interior spaces.
My background includes both a BSc in Computing and an MSc in OUI design. I am also a Lecturer and Module-Leader of HCI at the MSA University. Prior to that, my professional experience includes 4 years in Interior Design and 6 years in the Technology sector as a Sr. Software Developer.
In my spare time, I enjoy acrylic and oil painting among other craft and `making’ hobbies. For an updated list of my publications and patents please visit my google scholar.