BIO

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Yuan Feng is currently a PhD candidate in Industrial Design department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her research interests include designing for social and rehabilitation of seniors including people with dementia, designing for multisensory experiences, and developing HCI technologies that employ multimodal interaction, tangible interaction, and human-robot interaction.

She received both her BEng and MSc degrees in Industrial Design from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in 2012 and 2015 respectively. During her master's at the faculty of Industrial Design, she went to Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway for half a year of exchange study. After the master's graduation, she started her PhD research in TU/e. Her doctoral research focuses on developing interaction designs for seniors with dementia to promote their quality of life in the long-term care environment, under the supervision of Prof. dr. Matthias Rauterberg, dr. Jun Hu, and dr. Emilia Barakova.

RESEARCH MOTIVATION

Starting from master period, my designs and research are motivated by promoting senior health and well-being regards both physical and psychosocial aspects. With eight years’ training and research, I am now fairly aware of how to gain sensitivity of senior-related experiences, able to convert gained sensitivity into usable systems/artefacts, and conduct valid and rigorous research that leads to communicable knowledge for peers within multidisciplinary fields.

RESEARCH PROFILE

  • Interaction Designer in Senior Health and Well-being Context

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Researcher in Designing Towards Enhanced User Engagement Context