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Dr Hee-Jeong Choi
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Design Practice and Management, Communication and Media Studies
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), BCI(CommDesign) (Queensland University of Technology), BMultimedia (Griffith University)


Design, Urban informatics, Social Entrepreneurship, Self care, Mutual aid, Youth, Play, Participatory innovation, Asia, Latin America

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


BMultimedia Griff, BCI ComDes (Hons1) QUT, GradCert Academic Practice QUT, PhD QUT

Jaz is also the founder and acting chair of ACM SIGCHI FoodCHI, a global food and computer-human interaction research network, and the founder of CASE for Women (CreAtive Social Entrepreneurship for Women). She is an advocate for transdisciplinary research, carefully balancing creativity and criticality. In her doctoral research, titled ‘Playpolis: Transyouth and Urban Networking in Seoul,’ she developed a new conceptual approach to urban sustainability that recognises ‘play’ as the core of transformative interactions in cities as complex techno-social networks. She builds on this concept to explore how various forms of digital and playful experiences are designed, developed, and integrated in different cultural contexts, and creates such experiences for liveable and equitable urban futures. Her current research explores designing novel technologies and services for care across three inter-related themes: self-care and mutual aid; social entrepreneurship, and; co-creative urban transformation. Her innovative approach to understanding techno-social developments by coalescing macro- and microscopic research methods has contributed to a wide variety of research and development domains from urban studies to interaction design. She has collaborated with leading international researchers, published in books and journals across various disciplines, and given invited talks at major international conferences including the inaugural Global Social Economy Forum in 2013 and the opening keynote at the 2010 UNESCO Creative Cities Conference.

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Higher Degree Research Supervision Dr Jaz Choi is currently supervising 8 QUT higher degree students. She is a member of QUT’s College of Mentoring HDR Supervisors.

Coursework Teaching

2014 – current: QUT subjects taught

  • DXB101: Design and Creative Thinking: Unit Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor
  • DXB403: Design for Interactive Media: Unit Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor

2004 – 2012: QUT subjects taught

  • DEN511 Theory Research Project A: Unit Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor
  • KKP407 Creative Industries in Asia: Unit Coordinator, sessional Lecturer, Tutor
  • KKB009 Writing for Creative Industries: Head tutor, tutor
  • KKP601 Approaches to Enquiry in the Creative Industries: Sessional Lecturer
  • KKP003 Project Design in the Creative Industries: Sessional Lecturer
  • KKB007 Introduction to Multimedia Technology: Sessional Lecturer, Tutor
  • KIB807 Media Technology 1: Tutor
  • KWB314 Corporate Writing and Editing: Tutor
  • KCB259 Virtual Cultures: Tutor
  • KCB336 New Media Technologies: Tutor

2000 – 2005: Griffith University subjects taught

  • 1512CIT Multimedia IB
  • 2616GFS Interactive Composition
  • 7622GFS Digital Publishing
Masterclasses / Invited Teaching Engagements
  • Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • KAIST, South Korea
  • Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • University of Oulu, Finland
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