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Hi, I'm Jialin Deng (鄧 佳琳)

Jialin Deng is a researcher, designer and art practitioner who's pursuing her Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Monash University, Australia. Her research is centred on exploring the future of radical interfaces that are comestible and computable . By blending art, science, gastrophysics, and interaction design, Jialin aspires to spark innovations across interdisciplinary domains including multisensory interaction and material computing.

Jialin's practice has been involved in the creative industries, intersecting media arts and interactive technologies. She holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts Studies from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and a master's degree in Narrative Environments from the University of the Arts, London. Her works have been featured at the London Design Festival, Science Gallery Melbourne, and leading media outlets such as FRAME, Forbes, Dezeen, and ABC Radio National. Jialin has been invited to speak at London Design Festival 2015, TEDxGuangzhou 2019, the Dagstuhl Seminar (Eat-IT) in Germany 2022, and CHI-Melbourne 2022. Jialin's also served as a guest editor for special issues for the International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, and the International Journal of Food Design.

jialin.deng [at] monash [dot] edu



"From Food Design to Human-Food Interaction", Designing at the Intersection of Food & Technology, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


"Eatable HCI", Physical Computing, Zurich University of the Arts (Online)


"Logic Bonbon: Designing Food as Computational Artefact", CHI-Melbourne, Australia


"CyberFood: Food-Computation Integration", Dagstuhl Seminar: Eat-IT, Germany


"How Other Senses Affect How Food Tastes", TEDxGuangzhou (formerly TEDxXiguan), China


Multisensory Eating at Young People Matter, Shanghai, China


Living in A Material World, London Design Festival, London, UK



Plants Out Of Place at London Design Festival


Living in a Material World at London Design Festival

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