Hi, I'm Jialin (Jelly) Deng

Jialin Deng is a Human-Computer Interaction designer, researcher, and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human-Centred Computing at Monash University. Jialin's research explores the future of comestible interfaces by designing food-based computational artefacts that are programmable, reconfigurable, and digestible by the human body. Jialin sees her work as a research vehicle that provokes possible world accounts through lifeworld experiences to encourage speculation of HCI futures and inspire cross-disciplinary fields, including food and material innovation, embodied computation, and tangible interfaces.

Jialin previously worked in the industry, and her practice was at the intersection of media arts, visual communication and experience design. Jialin holds a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts Studies at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and a master's in Narrative Environments at the University of the Arts, London. Her works have been awarded the first runner-up prize for the Mullen Lowe NOVA Awards (2015) and exhibited at the London Design Festival (LDF 2015). Also, she was invited as a guest speaker at Living in a Material World, LDF 2015; Young People Matter, Shanghai, 2017; and TEDxGuangzhou, 2019; Dagstuhl Seminar (Eat-IT), 2022, CHI-Melbourne, 2022.

jialin.deng [at] monash [dot] edu

Talk

2022

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

2022

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

2019

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

2017

Multisensory Eating at Young People Matter, Shanghai, China

2015

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

Exhibition

2015

Plants Out Of Place at London Design Festival

2015

Living in a Material World at London Design Festival