Junnan Yu
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Dr. Junnan Yu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and directs the Responsible Design group. Residing at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Learning Sciences, and Design, his research focuses on studying and designing creative technology-mediated learning experiences for young people, investigating the roles that social context plays in supporting such learning, and innovating design research in educational contexts. Dr. Yu also conducts research in broader HCI contexts, such as reflecting on HCI research methodologies and addressing emergent technology-related challenges in people’s everyday lives. Before joining PolyU Design, Dr. Yu was a Temporary Research Faculty in the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and once a research intern in the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Dr. Yu earned his PhD in Information Science from the University of Colorado Boulder, a Master's degree in Design from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from Zhejiang University.

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Master of Arts, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Master of Science, University of Colorado

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Colorado

Bachelor of Engineering, Zhejiang University


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