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I am looking for PhD students with a background in design research, mixed reality design, interaction design or a closely related area such as social research, innovation studies or HCI. Preferably with architecture or museum background. Fluent in English, both written and spoken. The current PhD research project: Interaction Design Explorations of Mixed Reality Environment in Heritage sites and museums (Advert Reference: RDF19/EE/ABE/JIN)

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Dr. Jiayi Jin is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, she joined Northumbria University at Newcastle in 2018. She received her Ph.D. degree in Architecture from the University of Nottingham with a fully-funded Dean's International Excellence Scholarship. She was a RA for the Augmented Space for Riot 1831 project (funded by AHRC, NESTA and Arts Council England), and performed research on emergent ways of designing the interactive learning space with augmented reality and virtual reality. She was the museum consultant and was involved in various museum projects like the expansion and renovation of the Hong Kong Space Museum ($4 million) as a lead researcher for facilitating technology-mediated narrative relates to situated, embodied, and performative interactions.

Her current research focuses on the role of new media and technologies in different aspects of knowledge production and socio-spatial linkage generation, as well as spatial experiences with physical environment - both indoors (e.g. architectural space and body movement in heritage attractions, museums or galleries) and outdoors (e.g. urban interaction, which includes exploring co-participation and co-curation with the visitors or inhabitants). She is also an active researcher focus on strategic planning, urban studies and smart learning cities between China and the UK.

Research interests

Architecture and Interaction

Narrative Space and Place-making

Spatial Cognition and User Experience

Strategic Planning and Urban Studies

Smart Cities and Spatial Intelligence 

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, PhD, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 13 Jul 2018


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