Design for and with care, transdisciplinary research and creative methods, mental health and wellbeing, food, urban informatics
Dr. Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and Design & Creative Practice ECP at RMIT. She founded the SIGCHI FoodCHI Network and CreAtive Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) for Women. Previously, she was the Director of the QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab.
She is an advocate for transdisciplinary research, carefully balancing creativity and criticality. Her approach to urban sustainability recognises ‘play’ as the core of transformative interactions in cities as complex techno-social networks. She builds on this to explore how various forms of digital and playful experiences are designed, developed, and integrated in different cultural contexts, and creates such experiences for liveable and equitable urban futures. Her current research explores designing novel technologies and services for care across self-care, mutual aid, and co-creative urban transformation.
She has collaborated with leading international researchers, published in books and journals across various disciplines, and given invited talks at major international conferences including the inaugural Global Social Economy Forum in 2013 and the opening keynote at the 2010 UNESCO Creative Cities Conference.