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Hi, I'm Jialin (Jelly) Deng

Jialin Deng is a researcher in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and a current Ph.D. candidate in Human-Centred Computing at Monash University. Her research delves into the future of comestible interfaces focusing on the development of food-based computational artefacts characterised by their programmability, reconfigurability, and consumability. Jialin's research seeks to carve new frontiers of FoodHCI, fostering inspiration in interdisciplinary fields, including multisensory interactions, material science, and unconventional computing.

Previously, Jialin was actively involved in the creative industries, intertwining media arts, visual communication, food, and experience design in her practice. 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. Jialin's works have garnered recognition, her project was honoured with the first runner-up prize at the Mullen Lowe NOVA Awards in 2015, and her work was showcased at the London Design Festival the same year. She has been invited to share her insights at a number of events, including 'Living in a Material World' at the London Design Festival 2015, 'Young People Matter' in Shanghai 2017, TEDxGuangzhou in 2019, Dagstuhl Seminar (Eat-IT) in 2022, and CHI-Melbourne in 2022.

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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