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)
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.
Web Designer at Internet Appliance Inc
1998 – 1999 (1 year)
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.