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Collaborations with China

I have developed and led several China-UK partnerships in Interaction Design and Media and Arts Technology since 2012 with leading Chinese Universities. These have included joint research, strategic development of research and teaching partnerships, securing international funding, public exhibition of joint work, and winning public engagement awards.

 AHRC Digital Platforms for Craft in the UK and China
 AHRC AI for Music in China and the UK
 Research with the Dong ethnic minority culture in rural China
 Co-creating Interactivity and Performance across Cultures

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2019 - 2022: Wuhan University of Technology
Distinguished Professor of Interaction Design

2019 - 2020: Hunan University
AHRC Digital Platforms for Craft in the UK and China (£239K)

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    Principal Investigator on AHRC funded research partnership researching trends in use of digital platforms for craft in UK and China.
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2019 - 2019: Tongji University
AHRC AI for Music in the Creative Industries of China and the UK (£20K)

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    Principal Investigator leading partnerships between research and industry in AI for Music for the Creative Industries.
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2018 - 2021: Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Guest Professor of Interaction Design

2019: Hunan University
Journal Paper on the role of in-situ making and evaluation in designing across cultures

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    Wang, W., Bryan-Kinns, N., & Sheridan, J. G. (2019). On the role of in-situ making and evaluation in designing across cultures. CoDesign. Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/15710882.2019.1580296
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2019: Hunan University
Workshop Paper on Bridging China and UK HCI Education and Research

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    Bryan-Kinns, N., & Wang, W. (2019). Bridging China and UK HCI Education and Research through User Experience. In Workshop on HCI in China: Research Agenda, Education Curriculum, Industry Partnership, and Communities Building, ACM SIG CHI Conference 2019. {PDF }

2018: Hunan University
Journal Paper on Identifying Divergent Design Thinking

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    Hu, Y., Du, X., Bryan-Kinns, N., & Guo, Y. (2018). Identifying Divergent Design Thinking through the Observable Behavior of Service Design Novices. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Springer.

2018: Hunan University
Journal Paper on Exploring Interactivity and Co-Creation in Rural China

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    Bryan-Kinns, N., Wang, W., & Ji, T. (2018). Exploring Interactivity and Co-Creation in Rural China. Interacting with Computers. Oxford University Press.

2018: Hunan University
Conference Paper on Notating Engagement in Cross-Cultural Design Activities

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    Bryan-Kinns, N., Wang, W., & Ji, T. (2018). Notating Engagement in Cross-Cultural Design Activities. In Proceedings of Cumulus 2018 Wuxi Conference: Diffused Transition & Design Opportunities.

2017: Hunan University
Conference Paper on Designing a Cross-Cultural Interactive Music Box

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    Wu, Y., Bryan-Kinns, N., Wang, W., Sheridan, J., & Xu, X. (2017). Designing a Cross-Cultural Interactive Music Box through Meaning Construction. In Proceedings of HCI International 2017.

2017: Tongji University
Conference Paper on Mobile Technology Adoption Among Older People

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    Pan J., Bryan-Kinns N., & Dong H. (2017). Mobile Technology Adoption Among Older People - An Exploratory Study in the UK. In: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. LNCS, vol 10297. Springer.

2017: Hunan University
Workshop Paper on Things and 物 in In-situ Making and Evaluating

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    Wang, W., Bryan-Kinns, N., et al. (2017). Things and 物 in In-situ Making and Evaluating: A Case Study. In ACM SIGCHI 2017 Workshop - The Things of Design Research.

2016: Hunan University
Journal Paper on Using community engagement to drive co-creation in rural China

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    Wang, W., Bryan-Kinns, N., & Ji, T. (2016). Using community engagement to drive co-creation in rural China. International Journal of Design, 10(1), 37-52.

2016 - Present: Hunan University
Collaborative Masters in Computer Science

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    Established collaborative Masters programme in Computer Science

2016 - Present: Jiangnan University
Collaborative Masters in Media and Arts Technology

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    Established collaborative Masters programme in Media and Arts Technology

2015: Hunan University
Rural China field research

2014: Hunan University
Visiting Professor of Interaction Design

2014: Tongji University
UK Science & Innovation Network Partnerships in Design and Innovation (£9k)

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    Building UK-China Educational and Research Partnerships in Design and Innovation. Principal Investigator leading collaboration between QM and Tongji University, China (£9k).

2014: Hunan University
Conference Paper on Meeting new global challenges in media arts and design

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    Bryan-Kinns, N., & Wang, W. (2014). Meeting new global challenges in media arts and design: the development of a collaborative Sino-UK international inter-disciplinary education practice, International Journal of Art and Design Education Conference (IJADE), Liverpool, UK.

2013 - Present: Hunan University
Collaborative Masters in Media and Arts Technology

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    Established first UK-China cross-disciplinary collaborative Masters programme in Media and Arts Technology