Xu Sun, PhD

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Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
The University of Nottingham Ningbo

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Dr. Sun is an Associate Professor and Course Director of Product Design and Manufacture Program at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. She is a Chartered Technological Product Designer of the Institute of Engineering Designers (iED, UK). She has worked on a number of design projects at various universities (e.g. University of Nottingham, Leicester University, Loughborough University, Technical University of Edinhoven TUe ) as well as with a number of industrial Companies (e.g. Philips Design , Shell). Dr. Sun brings over 14 years’ experience in design led research through which her work has developed interaction and interfaces which operate between physical and digital spaces. She has worked on a number of international, national (NSFC), municipal projects and industrial projects in the fields of serendipitous information seeking, information search engines, intellectual property rights in design, digital adaptive educational games, creative computer supported cooperative work, transportation design, cultural patterns in product design, and sustainable product design.

Research Interest

My over-riding research interests includes Human-Computer Interaction, Ergonomics/Human Factors, User Experience Research, Design and Development of Digital Educational, Applications for Children, User-centred Design of Products and Services, Product/Service Innovation, including development of research methodologies for examination of interaction with innovative technologies and product and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.