Research Scholar at NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering

January 2014 – Present (3 years 1 month)
I am pursuing my PhD with the NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS). My research interests include older adults and technology, health and persuasion. My main project is for supporting unfamiliar, non-primary caregivers of people with dementia.

Faculty Working Committee Practicum Grant at NUS Entrepreneurship Centre

May 2011 – January 2014 (2 years 9 months)
Grant Committee for the University Innovation Fund grant for student entrepreneurship projects.
Responsibilities:  mentoring and advising startups, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation among students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Instructor at National University of Singapore

2008 – December 2013 (5 years)
Lecture topics: Usability, HCI, User Experience, Mobile & Situated Interaction, Design Methods, Design Thinking, Research Methods, Ethnographic Methods
Lecture style: providing theory and practice via regular links to industry.
Responsibilities: Teaching, Module Coordination, Web Development for Department.

Adjunct Lecturer at School of Information and Communication, Nanyang Technological University

2004 – 2006 (2 years)
Lecturing undergraduates in Web Development with a special emphasis on usability issues. Integrated industry experience for students by bringing in real clients.

Web Applications Developer at GFT AG

2001 – 2002 (1 year)
Worked on template design and development, Javascript programming for online financial tools and Deutsche Bank intranet. Completed relaunch of DWS Europe. Also part of new business pitching team and website statistics analysis and reporting. Achieved pre-university level of German competency (Mittelstufe)

Multimedia Lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

1999 – 2000 (1 year)

Responsible for student welfare and student project development, developed pioneer Internship programme with 100% placement success rate.
Lecture topics: Javascript and Lingo, Flash and Director, Computing in Design, Interface Design, Web Design, Video and Audio Production.

Web Designer at Internet Appliance Inc

1998 – 1999 (1 year)
Responsible for web-based User Interface development within an Engineering Team, online product demonstration, and website development. Expanded interface usability with Javascript.

Multimedia Developer at MediaCorp Pte Ltd

1996 – 1998 (2 years)
Project & Client Management, Webmaster, Website conceptualisation, development, and execution. Includes writing and designing for the website, training Web Publishing.
Websites: Pidemco Land Ltd., Funan Centre, Dynasty Travel (Webmaster Magazine Top 25 Websites), Mediacity (Gold Medal at Promax International Awards 1997), HP Shockwave games.

Trainee Copywriter at J. Walter Thompson, KL.

January 1992 – June 1992 (6 months)
Copywriting for DeBeers Diamonds, Kelloggs, Lux and new business pitching.