I aim to shape products, interfaces and services that mediate meaningful dialogues between people, systems and their environments within everyday life.

Research & Writings

Emotion as a Mode of Interaction for Communication: A Reflection on Interaction Design, Sept 2008
Octopus: Making Everyday Life Easier, Oct 2008
Sai Yeung Choi Street: Historical Research, Nov 2008
Sai Yeung Choi Street: Empirical Research, Dec 2008


Li, M. and Jianting, H. 2009. Ambient environments for emotional physical communication. In Proceedings of the 10th international Conference NZ Chapter of the Acm’s Special interest Group on Human-Computer interaction (Auckland, New Zealand, July 06 – 07, 2009). CHINZ ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 81-84.


This paper extends our understanding of existing physical and gestural interfaces and presents a potential design space in affective computing using human movement as a form of emotionally expressive interaction across physical distances. We discuss a conceptual design in which emotive, non-verbal modes of social collaboration can facilitate remote communication over networked intelligent environments. Exploring this idea for such an interaction can help us consider future contexts in facilitating more expressive and communicative human-human interaction.