teaching and supervision


I am a passionate educator who hopes to inspire and grow the next generation of talented and thoughtful Interaction Designers and researchers. Since arriving at UTS at the end of 2012, I have continued to refine different subjects to create a more consistent and coherent learning experience technology-design. Since then, I have led the development of an Interaction Design major for IT students and recently successfully designed the curriculum for a new Master of Interaction Design (MIDes) for the Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS.

Currently, I am the Program Coordinator for Games, Multimedia and a Coordinator of Higher Degree Research (HDR) studentsin the School of Software. I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee of the School of Software, Faculty of Engineering & IT


2013 - present: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Program Coordinator for Games, Multimedia and HCI of the School of Software | Faculty of Engineering & IT

Fundamentals of Interaction Design (coordinator, lecturer, and tutor)

Advanced Interaction Design (coordinator, lecturer, and tutor)

Human-Centred Design Methods (coordinator and lecturer)

Interface Design (coordinator, lecturer, and tutor)

    • Human-Computer Interaction (coordinator, lecturer and tutor)
    • Interaction Design (coordinator, lecturer and tutor)
    • Systems Development Project (tutor)
    • Digital Media Studio (coordinator)

2011 and 2012

Guest lecturer at York University (UK), Master’s level subject of Advanced Topics in Interactive Technologies

2009-2010 - Aarhus University, Denmark

    • Urban Interactions  (Masters level)
    • Design Methods and Processes (Undergraduate level)

2004 - 2007 - The University of Melbourne

Industrial Project (Subject Coordinator, Lecturer, and Mentor)

2002 - 2004 - The University of Melbourne

Multimedia and Communications

Introduction to Information Systems




Saud Nasser (PhD)

- Designing technologies to support active ageing in Saudi Arabia

Songjia Chen (PhD)

- Designing VR to support experiential learning

Jeanette Bell (PhD)

- Designing technologies to support positive experiences for people living with Young Onset Dementia

Jeannette Durick (PhD)

- Co-Designing networked technologies with ageing people to support active ageing

Brownyn Cumbo (PhD) joint supervision with Dr Brent Jacobs

- Supporting an engaging connection between young people and the natural environment in urban areas through the use of location-based mobile games

Lara Atachian (Master)

- Designing technologies to better support communications between couples who live together

Dana Achrafi (Master)

- Developing more effective programs to teach young children to code

Vincent Feng (Master)

- Desgining technologies to support skilled volunteering

Hamish Henderson (Honours)

- Desgining mundane public digital technologies

Tamatau Faleono (Honours), co-supervision with Assoc Prof Chris Lawrence

- Curtating and designing for Indigenous Australian heritage

Mariam Taoum (Honours), co-supervision with Assoc Prof Paul Kennedy

- Human-Centred Data Analytics



Nattawat Watanasuwan, Piyawut Chantasrisawat, and Nattawat Kitticharoenjit (IT project)

- Developing a group-work collaboration support and feedback application

Marius Noller & Alan Fernandez Torres (MSc coursework) supervising research project

- Designing novel haptic feedback system for cyclists

Aleksandr Krasnov (MSc coursework) supervising research project

- Supporting reflective learning through self and social tracking

Tor Sørensen (now at Designit) Supervising his design project

- Close2U: Designing for music gifting through tangibles and wearables

Mikkel Jørgensen & Frederik Nissen (Master students from Aalborg University, Denmark)

- Designing to understanding sociality through communication data from smartphones