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PhD applicants are advised to identify and contact appropriate PhD supervisors in the School of Design, and discuss intended research proposals before submission of their documents via the online registration process. They may be given advice on the proposal. Research in the School of Design focuses on specific areas based on existing expertise. Although applicants can express preference of supervisors, the School Research Committee reserves the right to allocate other qualified academic staff members as supervisors, who have relevant professional background, experience and expertise.


Eligible Chief Supervisors
Bruyns, Gerhard
Urban Environments, Architecture, Theory
Choe, Eun-yeong Landscape Architecture, Experimental Research, Social Design
Choi, Sunny Urban Design, Environmental Design, Architecture, Spatial and Interior Design
Choy, Clifford Interactive Technology, Systems Engineering, Human-computer Interaction
Duh, Henry Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Entertainment Computing
Gutierrez, Laurent Urban Environments, Architecture, Art
Hasdell, Peter Urban Environments, Architecture, Social Design
Ho, Jeffrey Human-computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Digital Games
Hoorn, Johan Social Robotics, Artificial Creativity, Affective Computing
Ivanov, Alexander Creative advertising, interface design, group collaboration
Kong, Anthony Pui Keung Digital Media, Educational Technology, Service Design, Smart Media
Lau, Newman Interaction, UX design for Wellbeing, Gealthcare, Sports
Lee, Brian
Product and Service Design, Interactive and Tangible Experience, Intergenerational Design, Public Furniture
Lee, Kun-Pyo
UX Design, User-centered Design, Service Design, Interaction Design, Design Methods
Liu, Sylvia
Entrepreneurial Design Management, Ecosystem for Disruptive Innovation, Design Policy
Lo, Sky
VR/AR/MR/XR in Architecture and Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Affective & Cognition Design, Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication, BIM and Gamification
Luximon, Tina
Ergonomics, Product Design, Human-computer Interaction
Ma, Henry
Design Education
Maximo, Tulio
Inclusive Design, Assistive Technologies, Social Design, Mobility, Service Design, Ergonomics
Muenster, Mia B Retail and Hospitality Design, Interior Design, Retail Design Process, Circular Economy and Design, Atmospherics.
Ng, Sandy
Art & Design History and Theories, Visual and Material Culture
Oh, Jae-Eun
Design Education, Creativity, Students’ Motivation, Animation, Animation Storytelling, Nostalgia, Theme Park Studies
Park, Jaden UX & Service Design, Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Smart Tourism, Smart Cities, Smart Work, Digital Innovation 
Park, Shera Hyunyim
Service Design, Service Ecosystem, Digital Platform, Healthcare Service, Service Innovation
Shih, Yiteng
Conceptual Design, Team Design, Design Thinking
Siu, Michael
Universal Design, Public Facilities, Design Education
Tufail, Muhammad Service Design, Healthcare Design, Human Factors & Ergonomic Design, Sustainable Design
Wang, Hailiang Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction Design, Health Informatics Design
Wang, Stephen
Innovative Design, Design Intelligence, Interaction Design, and Industrial Design
Wei, Huaxin
Interaction Design, Interactive Storytelling, Human-computer Interaction
Wernli, Markus Bioregional Design, Community Strategy, Collaborative Economies
Wong, Elaine Inclusive Design, Participatory Design, Design Psychology, Waste Management, Sign Design, Design Education
Yang, Aria Architecture, Service design, Sensing technology
Yu, Gino
Digital Technology, Entertainment, Creativity and Consciousness
Yu, Junnan Human-Computer Interaction; Interactive Learning Technologies; Computing Education for Children; Design Research
Zhou, Zhibin Human-AI Interaction; Design Tools for AI-enhanced UX; Generative AI for Design.

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