I am a PhD student within the Open Lab, Newcastle University. My research interest involves human computer interaction, digital cultural heritage (especially intangible cultural heritage) and interaction design.

Prior to my studies at Newcastle University, I lived in China where I completed my bachelor’s degree in Fine arts, as well as my master’s degree in Interactive Media at Zhejiang University. During the period of my studies, I used to be a Chinese ink painter during my undergraduate study, which was later followed by being a research designer at International Design Institute (IDI) of Zhejiang University. During this period, I gained an extensive background of academic research experience from working with communities such as Casio, Philips and Alibaba. The main projects which I focused on were artistic interaction design projects aimed for the elderly.

I aim to continue exploring my research interests through my current PhD in Computer Science in Open Lab, Newcastle University in which I intend to continue working on my ongoing research into using interactive digital media to support cross-cultural aesthetic appreciation of gestural intangible cultural heritage; and enhancing the appreciation of traditional Chinese painting using interactive technology.

2020

An Analysis of How Interactive Technology Supports the Appreciation of Traditional Chinese Puppetry: A Review of Case Studies

  1. Zhao SC

2020Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation

A Methodological Reflection: Deconstructing Cultural Elements for Enhancing Cross-cultural Appreciation of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage

  1. Zhao SC

2020Culture and Computing, Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series

2019

Exploring How Interactive Technology Enhances Gesture-Based Expression and Engagement: A Design Study

  1. Zhao SC

2019Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

An Analysis of Interactive Technology’s Effect on the Appreciation of Traditional Chinese Painting: A Review of Case Studies

  1. Zhao SC

2019The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

Cross-cultural Understanding of Chinese Traditional Puppetry: Integrating Digital Technology to Enhance Audience Engagement

  1. Zhao SC
  2. Kirk D
  3. Bowen S
  4. Wright PC

2019The International Journal of Intangible Heritage

Supporting the Cross-cultural Appreciation of Traditional Chinese Puppetry Through a Digital Gesture Library

  1. Zhao SC
  2. Kirk D
  3. Bowen S
  4. Chatting D
  5. Wright PC

2019ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage

2018

Enhancing the Appreciation of Traditional Chinese Painting Using Interactive Technology

  1. Zhao SC
  2. Kirk D
  3. Bowen S
  4. Wright PC

2018Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

2016

Using Interactive Digital Media to Support Transcultural Understanding of Intangible Chinese Cultural Heritage

  1. Zhao SC
  2. David K

2016CHI 2016 Conference Workshop-Involving the CROWD in future MUSEUM experience design