Xiao Zhang

PhD
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Xiao Zhang earned a master’s degree in interaction design from Simon Fraser University. Her educational background is in industrial design. Before moving to Canada, she had participated in diverse industrial product design projects in China. The products include televisions, military binoculars, NC grinding machines, and cars. Currently, her research interests focus on two different but intersecting topics: the value of designers’ judgments and interpretations in professional design practice as well as the relationship between designers’ personal experiences and the assumptions of good design that prominent HCI design approaches (e.g. user-centered design and value sensitive design) imply. In addition, as an interaction designer, she has been involved in an on-going project aiming to design useful household technologies which yet possess no intended functions.

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