2019 - currentDirector, Care-full Design Lab
2018 - currentVice-chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, RMIT
2018 - 2018Design & Social Context Visiting Research Fellow, RMIT Europe
2016 - 2018Director, Urban Informatics Research Lab
2017 - 2017Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST, Korea
2016 - 2018Program Leader, Social Entrepreneurship, QUT Design Lab
2015 - 2017Senior Lecturer (tenured), School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty
2014 - 2016Postgraduate Studies Coordinator, Interactive & Visual Design
2011 - 2016Deputy Director, Urban Informatics Research Lab
2014 - 2015Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development (ECARD) Lecturer
2010 - 2013Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Industry)
2012 - 2012Visiting Research Fellow, Culture Lab (previously Open Lab), Newcastle University, UK
2011 - 2011Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, UK
2011 - 2011Invited Faculty Member, Entertainment and Media Management Lab, Tampere University of Technology, Finland


2014 - 2015Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, QUT
2005 - 2009Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
2007 - 2007Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme, Berkman Center of Internet and Society, Harvard University
2004 - 2004Bachelor of Creative Industries (1st Class Honours), Communication Design, QUT
2000 - 2002Bachelor of Multimedia (Interdisciplinary), Griffith University


2020 - 2022CreaTures: Creative Practices for Transformational Futures

$4,815,500 (€2,994,315) - EU Horizon 2020

CreaTures brings together 11 European partners including universities and research centres, NGOs and creative art and design organisations. Creative practice has already demonstrated transformational potential in the area of social cohesion and environmental citizenship, but it is often fragmented, poorly resourced and badly understood. The CreaTures project focuses on collaboration, reflection and direct engagement as keys to transformation demonstrating the power of the creative practices to move the world towards ecologically and socially sustainable futures. CreaTures aims to produce an open-access framework to support practitioners and policy-makers in guiding positive change coalescing three interconnected efforts: An Observatory, identifying and mapping existing, fragmented and often hidden transformational creative practices; a Laboratory, supporting new experimentation and direct engagement with diverse stakeholders, including members of the public, by mounting several different scales and types of creative production, and; an Evaluation phase, testing new and existing creative practices in a systematic and concerted way for their impact.

2019 - 2020Co-designing the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Support

$27,000 - Brotherhood of St. Laurence

There are various challenges currently being experienced by families and practitioners in the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS), Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) program for young children with a developmental delay or disability, and their families. In partnership with Brotherhood of St. Laurence, a major not-for-profit organisation delivering services and advocating for people who faces, or is at risk of, disadvantage and poverty, this project applies co-creative methods of research and practice to explore how we might co-imagine better services for the assessment of support needs and goal-setting procedures.

2019 - 2020Care Futures Beyond Data

$7,000 - Kyoto University Hospital, Keio University, RMIT DCP & Social Change Platforms

This project investigates the perceptions, practices, and aspirations around emerging care systems, especially those using electronic health records and big data, among the members of public and professionals in related fields in Japan. The project employs creative methods to generate nuanced insights into current dynamics and engage different stakeholders to imagine future cyberphysical systems of care that are meaningful to local contexts.

2019 - 2019Co-creating Digital Tools for ‘Vitalism’

$5,500 - Live4Life, RMIT DCP & Social Change Platforms

This pilot project explores the concept of 'vitalism' and ways to offer alternative to the dominant narrative of vulnerability and distress which permeate accounts of LGBTQI+ youth. It aims to co-imagine more hopeful futures by working closely together with Live4Life, a suicide prevention group based in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, involved in delivering the NWPHN suicide prevention trial.

2018 - 2019Inclusive Workplaces: Co-creating Opportunities for Social Change in Work Environments

$7,000 - Victoria Trades Hall Council

This pilot study explores new ways of improving services and strategies for cultural change in the workplace, focusing on the Victorian Trades Hall Council’s (VTHC) ‘Gendered Violence as a Workplace Issue’ training package, designed to advance the rights of people working across Victoria through cultural change towards inclusion, equality, and diversity.

2018 - 2018Stories @ CoHealth at 365 Hoddle Street: Pasts, Presents, and Futures

$30,000 - CoHealth

In partnership with CoHealth, a not-for-profit community health organisation in Melbourne, this project brings together interdisciplinary methods and expertise to collect and share diverse stories from multiple stakeholder groups in and around this rapidly gentrifying area. This small-scale initial study is to co-creatively form a vision for the upcoming development of the CoHealth @ 365 Hoddle Street clinic. The project places people at the centre and seeks ways to co-create future services, places, and technologies for holistic health care that is meaningful to the local communities.

2018 - 2018Creative Engagement with Tenants Living in Social Housing

$6,000 - Tenants Queensland

This project involves the design and development of a creative kit to engage people who are currently residing in social housing in Queensland with an aim to:
• Provide accessible and meaningful way for the tenants’ voices to be heard, and;
• Encourage participants to reflect on what engagement/participation may mean to them, and their experiences of living in their communities, as well as needs and aspirations for changes in the future.

2017 - 2017#iamnotaselfie

KAIST (Korea), Keio University (Japan), Brain Korea 21 Fund

Many women face ongoing pressure to embody beauty ideals, which involves significant economic consequences, as well as emotional and physical risks. There is limited systematic care and support to ensure their health and wellbeing or sociocultural, economic, and political empowerment.

How might we bring together technological, design, and sociocultural possibilities to empower women?

This project began in South Korea, which has reputation as the plastic surgery capital of the world, which tells many stories about contemporary Korea, and the pressures Korean women face. In Korea we have begun exploring online selfie culture among women, creating #iamnotaselfie in order to empower women to challenge expectations and ideals, and create more positive selfhood, together with women participants, as well as researchers in digital media, design, data science, and neuroscience. A follow-up study took place in Japan. Our next steps include expanding this project across other parts of Asia.

2017 - 2021From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the
Collaborative Economy

With Universities across 11 EU countries (Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, and UK)
Funding is provided via a yearly grant agreement, which averages $180,000
per year for a four-year period. EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

The objective of this action is to develop a European network of actors (including scholars, practitioners, communities and policy makers) focusing on the development of collaborative economy models and platforms and on social and technological implications of the collaborative economy through a practice-focused approach.

2017 - 2017User Experience Research into IP Australia’s Trademark Search

$40,700 - IP Australia and Trademark Vision

This project is commissioned by IP Australia and TrademarkVision, a digital enterprise currently providing artificial intelligence capacity to improve the trade mark search function on the IP Australia website. The project has three goals: to identify who, beyond professionals (i.e. IP Lawyers), are using the trademark search function of Australia’s online services; understand, map, and evaluate user experience of this group, especially new and emerging users such as entrepreneurs and; make recommendations for research and development, and design to improve user experience in the future.

The outcome of this research project is not limited to the technical evaluation of the existing service. Rather, the project generates a more nuanced understanding of the opportunities and challenges of using trademark service within Australia so that the service could be better imagined and designed to bring broader benefits to Australian society (e.g. economic, social, and educational).

2017 - 2017Dignity First: Re-thinking Homelessness & Co-creating Tomorrow

With Marist 180, Orange Sky Laundry, Common Ground Queensland,
and River City Labs
$37,600 - Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works

This research and development project forms a part of a larger project funded by the Dignity First Fund, which “was created to deliver start-up funding and small capital grants for innovative responses that help people experiencing homelessness to live with dignity.”

The project examines how care and support is perceived and experienced by homeless people in and around Brisbane, and seeks new ways to improve related services based on the needs and desires of the homeless people themselves. It aims to gain new insights through creative and design research methods involving those who are currently homeless and those who have been recently but no longer homeless, then to co-create innovative digital and service designs with key organisations and individuals who provide care and support for homeless people.

2016 - 2017Service Innovation with Young Refugees: Co-Designing Early Settlement Services

$12,000 - MDA Ltd.

Newly arrived young people have significant potential to become active co-creators of future Australia, but often face additional social, cultural, educational, and economic challenges emanating from various factors such as linguistic and cultural differences, as well as varying degrees of digital literacies.

In partnership with MDA (Multicultural Development Association), a leading settlement organisation providing services to refugees and migrants in Queensland, Australia, this research and development project explores how care and support are perceived and experienced by newly settled refugee and migrant young people aged 16 to 25 during their first 3-6 months of settling into Australia. Through uses of creative and co-design methods, it seeks new ways to improve settlement services based on the needs and desires of the young people themselves.

2016 - 2017Co-Designing an Innovation Lab for Culturally Diverse Communities in Sydney

$48,700 - Diversity Skills Training

The project aims to develop and coalesce technological, sociocultural, and economic opportunities with people’s needs and desires to design a new innovation hub to create more liveable and sustainable futures for culturally diverse communities in Western Sydney. It explores opportunities for service, space, and interaction design within a new innovation hub for training and education, co-working, entrepreneurship, and community engagement through co-creative research and design methods.
2016 - 2016Engendering Social Entrepreneurship for Regional Women in Queensland

With The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour
$5,000 - Queensland Government & YWCA

This event-based research project took place during the International Women’s Week, and provided a platform for the The CreAtive Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) for Women. It aims to provide novel opportunities for regional women to connect; increase their skill sets across digital literacies, creative capacities, and entrepreneurial capabilities; share ideas and experiences, and; acknowledge the important role women play in entrepreneurial developments in their local communities and beyond.

2014 - 2016Kick-starting Youth Social Entrepreneurship at Flexi Schools

With Youth+
$10,000 - QUT Institute for Connected Societies Signature Project Grant

In collaboration with Youth+, a leading education provider for disenfranchised and disengaged young people in Australia, this project explores challenges and opportunities for youth social entrepreneurship that takes advantage of new kinds of sociotechnical connectedness within the context of flexible and experiential learning.

2014 - 2014Mapping Opportunities for Lifestyle Change in Women with Cancer Risk Factors

$29,732 - Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

This study led by the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation aims to improve the assessment of sedentary and active behaviours among women aged 35 to 55 with risk factors for various cancers in the Brisbane area, using GIS, textual and quantitative data sourced from mobile media.

2011 - 2013Eat, Cook, Grow: Ubiquitous Technology for Sustainable Food
Culture in the City

With University of Lincoln (UK), University of Washington (US),
Indiana University (US), Hongik University (KOR), Queensland Health (AUS),
James Street Cooking School (AUS), Cityfood Growers (AUS),
Food Connect (AUS), Queensland Health (AUS)
$411,342 - Australian Research Council Linkage

Raising people’s awareness of healthy and ecological food options with nutritional data and educational information does not foster sustained practices towards buliding healthier, more ecologically sustainableand inclusive food cultures. This study seeks to develop a better understanding of how to go beyond just informing and into playfully engaging people and sustaining action and change. It was the first ever nationally funded study on the topic and led to the first ever book to be published on the topic by the MIT Press, titled Eat, Cook, Grow: Mixing Human-Computer Interactions with Human-Food Interactions.

2010 - 2012Sapporo World Window

With Sapporo North2, Sapporo City University
$36,793 - Sapporo City Council Commissioned R&D Initiative

Being the pathway between the Sapporo station and bustling Odori Park, North 2 underground passage is a place of coming and going, arrivals and departures, and inside and outside. Sapporo World Window turns this ever-changing space into a lively social place, where people, can connect with other people and places of Sapporo through urban screens – on their own through keitai and together on the big screens.

Sapporo World Window is an interactive screen-based application that allows people to share their creativity and knowledge about places around Sapporo. The large screens in the passage bring together people’s creative outputs including videos, images, and comments about places Sapporo from various social media services such as YouTube, Flickr, Foursquare, and Twitter. By using QR Codes, pedestrians can easily find out more about the places shown on the screens, including what it is, how to get there, and what others have said about the places, as well as expressing their own thoughts about it. In turn, Sapporo World Window helps people to turn the passageway into a lively social place, a “point of connection” that is thriving on and inspires people’s sharing of creativity with the locals and visitors alike.



Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Foth, Marcus, & Hearn, Gregory N. (Eds.) (2014) Eat Cook Grow : Mixing Human-Computer Interactions with Human-Food Interactions. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Lugmayr, Artur, Choi, Jaz Hee-Jeong, & Houghton, Kirralie (Eds.) (2013) Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on (Re)Creating Lively Cities Through Ambient Technology in Arts, Culture and Gastronomic Experiences. International Series on Information Systems and Management in Creative eMedia, 2013/3. lugYmedia Inc., Tampere, Finland.

Book Chapters

Mayer, Jan & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2020 in press) Exploring the Potential of Digital Food Waste Prevention in the Restaurant Industry. In Reynolds, Christian, Soma, Tammara, Spring, Charlotte & Lazell Jordon (Eds.) Handbook of Food Waste. Routledge, London.

Leong, Jacina, Hjorth, Larissa & Choi Jaz Hee-jeong (2020 in press) Inventive Approaches to Data Tracking in More-Than-Human Worlds. in Lansen, Klare, Hjorth, Larissa & De Souza E Silva, Adriana. The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art. Routledge, New York.

Guaralda, Mirko, Mayere, Severine, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Carroli, Linda (2019) Designing Friendlier Cities for Young Australians. In Danenberg, Rosa, Doumpa, Vivian, & Karssenberg, Hans (Eds.) The City at Eye Level for Kids. STIPO Publishing, Amsterdam.

Parra Agudelo, Leonardo, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2017) The city as canvas for change: Grassroots organisations’ creative playing with Bogota. In Nijholt, Anton (Ed.) Playable Cities: The City as a Digital Playground. Springer, Singapore, pp. 189-210.

Lyle, Peter, Foth, Marcus, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2015) Design patterns for urban gardening. In Foth, Marcus, Brynskov, Martin, & Ojala, Timo (Eds.) Citizen’s Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking. Springer, Singapore, pp. 79-98.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2014) Tactics of wellbeing : mobile media and a new turn in the human-food relationship. In Goggin, Gerard & Hjorth, Larissa (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), London.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong & Blevis, Eli (2011) Advancing design for sustainable food cultures. In Foth, Marcus, Forlano, Laura, Satchell, Christine, & Gibbs, Martin (Eds.) From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen : Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachussetts, United States of America, pp. 77-92.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2010) The city, self, and connections : transyouth and urban social networking in Seoul. In Hemelryk Donald, S., Anderson, T., & Spry, D. (Eds.) Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia. Routledge, London, New York, pp. 88-107.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2009) Searching the self in Seoul : trans-youth and urban social networking in Korea. In Nyíri, Kristóf (Ed.) Engagement and Exposure : Mobile Communication and the Ethics of Social Networking. Passagen Verlag, Vienna, Austria, pp. 121-130.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong & Greenfield, Adam (2009) To connect and flow in Seoul: Ubiquitous technologies, urban infrastructure and everyday life in the contemporary Korean city. InFoth, Marcus (Ed.) Handbook of research on urban informatics: the practice and promise of the real-time city. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 21-36.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2008) The New Korean Wave of U. In Anheier, Helmut K. & Isar, Yudhishthir Raj (Eds.) Cultures and Globalization : The cultural economy. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2006) Living in Cyworld: Contextualising Cy-Ties in South Korea. In Bruns, Axel & Jacobs, Joanne (Eds.) Uses of Blogs. Peter Lang, New York, pp. 173-186.

Journal Articles

Avram, Gabriela, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, De Paoli, Stefano, Light, Ann, Lyle, Peter, & Teli, Maurizio (forthcoming, 2019). Repositioning Co-Design in the Age of Platform Capitalism: From Sharing to Caring. CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts.

Brown, Alice, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Shakespeare-Finch, Jane (forthcoming, 2019). Care Towards Posttraumatic Growth in the Era of Digital Economy. CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts.

Gibson, Margaret, Hjorth, Larissa, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (forthcoming, 2020). Caring Media Futures. International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2018). Designing to the Pattern: A Storytelling Prototype for Food Growers. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2(4), 73.

Hansson, Karin, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Pargman, Tessy Cerratto, Bardzell, Shaowen, Forlano, Laura, DiSalvo, Carl, Lindtner, Silvia, & Joshi, Somya (2018). Organizing provocation, conflict and appropriation: The role of the designer in making publics. Design Issues, 34(4), pp 3-7.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Payne, Alice, Hart, Phoebe & Brown, Alice (2018) Creative Risk-Taking: Developing Strategies for First Year University Students in the Creative Industries. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 38(1), pp 73-89.

Parra Agudelo, Leonardo, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2018) Creativity and Design to Articulate Difference in the Conflicted City: Collective Intelligence in Bogota’s Grassroots Organisations. AI & Society: Collective Intelligence for the Common Good, 22(1), pp 147–158.

Winter-Simat, Nikolas, Wright, Natalie, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2017). Creating 21st Century Global Citizens. A design-led systems approach to transformative secondary education for sustainability. The Design Journal, 20(sup1), S1651-S1661.

Houghton, Kirralie, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Lugmayr, Artur (2015) From the guest editors: Urban acupuncture. Journal of Urban Technology22(3), pp. 1-2.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong & Graham, Mark (2014) Urban food futures: ICTs and opportunities. Futures: the journal of policy, planning and futures studies62(Part B), pp. 151-154.

Hearn, Greg, Collie, Natalie, Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-Jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2014) Using communicative ecology theory to scope the emerging role of social media in the evolution of urban food systems. Futures62(Part B), pp. 202-212.

Comber, Rob, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Hoonhout, Jettie, & O’Hara, Kenton (2014) Designing for human–food interaction: an introduction to the special issue on ‘food and interaction design’. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies72(2), pp. 181-184.

Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Foth, Marcus, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2014) Identifying factors that promote consumer behaviours causing expired domestic food waste. Journal of Consumer Behaviour13(6), pp. 393-402.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Comber, Robert, & Linehan, Conor (2013) Food for thought : designing for critical reflection on food practices. Interactions20(1), pp. 46-47.

Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2012) Health matters for subscribers to community-supported agriculture. Food and Public Health2(6), pp. 184-192.

Hancox, Donna M. & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2010) Challenging cohesion. M/C Journal13(1).

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Foth, Marcus, & Hearn, Gregory N. (2009) Site specific mobility and connection in Korea: bangs (rooms) between public and private spaces. Technology in Society31(2), pp. 133-138.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2009) The city is connections: Seoul as an urban network. Multimedia Systems16(1), pp. 75-84.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2007) Approaching the Mobile Culture of East Asia. M/C Journal10(1).

Conference Proceedings

Brown, Alice V., Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2018, forthcoming) Refugee and the Post-Trauma Journeys in the Fuzzy Front End of Co-Creative Practices. In Proceedings of the Participatory Design: Participatory Design, Democracy, and Politics: Full Papers – Volume 1 Genk, Belgium. doi: 10.1145/3210586.3210598

Brown, Alice V., Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2017) Towards Care-based Design: Trusted Others in Nurturing Posttraumatic Growth outside of Therapy. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities & Technologies: Technology for the Common Good. Troyes, France, pp. 56-63.

Avram, Gabriela, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, De Paoli, Stefano, Light, Ann, Lyle, Peter, & Teli, Maurizio (2017). Collaborative Economies: From Sharing to Caring. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities & Technologies: Technology for the Common Good. Troyes, France, pp. 305-307.

Winter-Simat, Nikolas, Wright, Natalie, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2017). Creating Global Citizens: A Systems and Design-led Approach to Transformative Secondary Education for Sustainability. In Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference: Design for Next. Rome, Italy, pp. 1651-1662.

Hansson, Karin, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Pargman, Tessy Cerratto, Bardzell, Shaowen, Forlano, Laura, DiSalvo, Carl, Lindtner, Silvia, & Joshi, Somya (2016). Ting: making publics through provocation, conflict and appropriation. In Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops – Volume 2. Aarhus, Denmark, pp.109-110.

Johnstone, Sarah, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Leong, Jacina (2016) Designing for diversity: Connecting people, places, and technologies in creative community hubs. In OzCHI ’16 Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Launceston, Tas, pp. 135-139.

Parra Agudelo, Leonardo & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2015) Identifying opportunity spaces for design research in South America: Working with grassroots and community groups. In Proceedings of the XIX Congresso da Sociedade Ibero-Americana de Grafica Digital 2015 [Blucher Design Proceedings, Volume 2, Number 3], Editora Blucher, Florianopolis, Brazil, pp. 724-730.

Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2015) Growing food in the city: Design ideations for urban residential gardeners. In Avram, Gabriela (Ed.) Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Limerick, Ireland, pp. 89-97.

Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Choi, Jaz Hee-Jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2014) Food talks back : Exploring the role of mobile applications in reducing domestic food wastage. In Robertson, Toni, O’Hara, Kenton, Wadley, Greg, Loke, Lian, & Leong, Tuck (Eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Sydney, Australia, pp. 352-361.

Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2014) Designing for grassroots food production : an event-based urban agriculture community. In Robertson, Toni, O’Hara, Kenton, Wadley, Greg, Loke, Lian, & Leong, Tuck (Eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Sydney, Australia, pp. 362-365.

Kudrowitz, Barry, Oxborough, Arthur, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Stover, Emily (2014) The chef as designer: classifying the techniques that chefs use in creating innovative dishes. In Design Research Society Conference 2014, June 16-19, 2014, Umea, Sweden.

Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2014) Technicolouring the fridge : reducing food waste through uses of colour-coding and cameras. In Loke, S.W., Pitoura, E., Zaslavsky, A., & Kulik, L. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM ), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 48-57.

Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Foth, Marcus, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2013) EatChaFood : challenging technology design to slice food waste production. In Häkkila, J., Whitehouse, K., Krüger, A., Tobe, Y., Hilliges, O., Yatani, K., et al. (Eds.) Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 559-562.

Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2013) HCI for city farms: design challenges & opportunities. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 109-116.

Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Foth, Marcus, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2012) Colour coding the fridge to reduce food waste. In Farrell, Vivienne, Farrell, Graham, Chua, Caslon, Huang, Weidong, Vasa, Raj, & Woodward, Clinton (Eds.) Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 119-122.

Comber, Rob, Ganglbauer, Eva, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Hoonhout, Jettie, Rogers, Yvonne, O’Hara, Kenton, et al. (2012) Food and interaction design [Extended Abstract]. In Konstan, Joseph A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts – CHI EA ’12, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Austin, Texas, pp. 2767-2770.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Linehan, Conor, Comber, Rob, & McCarthy, John P. (2012) Food for thought : designing for critical reflection on food practices. In Olivier, Patrick & Wright, Peter (Eds.) Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference on – DIS ’12, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle, p. 793.

Foth, Marcus, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Satchell, Christine (2011) Urban informatics. In Proceedings of the ACM 2011 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ACM, Hangzhou, China, pp. 1-8.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong & Blevis, Eli (2010) HCI & sustainable food culture: a design framework for engagement. In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, ACM, Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 113-117.

Foth, Marcus, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Bilandzic, Mark, & Satchell, Christine (2008) Collective and Network Sociality in an Urban Village. In MindTrek: 12th international conference on Entertainment and media in the ubiquitous era, October 7-9, 2008, Tampere, Finland, pp. 179-183.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2008) Searching the Self in Seoul: Trans-youth and Urban Social Networking in Korea. In Kristof, Nyiri (Ed.) Communications in the 21st century: Mobile Communication and the Ethics of Social Networking, September 25-27 2008, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 23-32.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2008) The city of connections: urban social networking in Seoul. In MindTrek: 12th international conference on Entertainment and media in the ubiquitous era, October 7-9, 2008, Tampere, Finland, pp. 189-193. [BEST PAPER AWARD]

Conference Items

Guaralda, Mirko, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Mayere, Severine (2019) The Playground and the City: Youth Engagement and Children Segregation in the Neo-Liberal city. In Child in the City International Seminar, 20 May – 21 May 2019, Antwerp, Belgium.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Galloway, Anne, & Hjorth, Larissa (2018)  Messing with Methods in More-than-Human Worlds. In Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference (4s): TRANSnational STS, 29 August – 1 September 2018, Sydney, Australia.

Parra Agudelo, Leonardo, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2016) Designing with urban grassroots organisations in South America: Pilot study in Argentina. In Ting: Making Publics Through Provocation, Conflict and Appropriation – A Workshop at the Participatory Design Conference (PDC), 15 August 2016, Aarhus, Denmark.

Carroll, Julie-Anne, Janda, Monika, Rodgers, Jessica, Pollock, Pamela M., Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Washington, Tracy L. (2014) ‘Healthy mobile check-ins’ study: using GIS in smartphones to track use of urban environment by survivors of endometrial cancer. In Australiasian Epidemiological Association Annual Scientific Meeting (AEA 2014), 8-10 October 2014, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Shaun, Lawson, Lueg, Christopher, Chamberlain, Alan, Foth, Marcus, et al. (2013) Urban agriculture: a growing field of research workshop at INTERACT 2013. In 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 3 September 2013, Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2011) Urban food futures: ICTs and opportunities. In Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Graham, Mark, Hogan, Bernie, & Lekakis, Eleftheria (Eds.) Urban Food Futures : ICTs and Opportunities, 14 Dec 2011, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Foth, Marcus, Lawson, Shaun, & Hirsch, Tad (2011) Food(ing): between human-computer and human-food-experience. In 5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies (C&T 2011), 29 June – 2 July 2011, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.

Seeburger, Jan & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2011) Remixing social media for location sharing on public urban screens. In Digital Cities 7 – Real World Experiences, 30 June 2011, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Foth, Marcus, Farr-Wharton, Geremy, & Lyle, Peter (2011) Designing for engagement towards healthier lifestyles through food image sharing: the case of I8DAT. In Proceedings of the INTERACT 2011 Workshop on Promoting and Supporting Healthy Living by Design, Lisbon, Portugal.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong & Seeburger, Jan (2011) Sapporo World Window: urban interaction through public and private screens. In Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 25 March 2011, Seattle.

Foth, Marcus, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Lyle, Peter, & Farr-Wharton, Geremy (2011) Start playing with your food : fun food experiences with mobile social media. In Workshop Proceedings of Please Enjoy! Studying Playful Experiences with Mobile Technologies, Stockholm, Sweden.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong & Foth, Marcus (2010) Lift@Weimar: sustainable interaction with food, technology, and the city (Workshop). In MediaCity 2010 : International Scientific Conference, 29 – 31 October 2010, Bauhaus University, Weimar.

Foth, Marcus, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Hofmann, Patrick (2010) Urban informatics and sustainable cities (Workshop). In Ojala, Timo (Ed.) 1st International UBI Summer School 2010, May 31 – June 4, 2010, Oulu, Finland.

Foth, Marcus & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2010) Academic career development workshop for research students and early career academics. In AoIR Internet Research 11, 20 October 2010, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Foth, Marcus, Hearn, Gregory N., Blevis, Eli, & Hirsch, Tad (2009) Hungry 24/7? HCI design for sustainable food culture workshop. In OZCHI 2009: 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), 23-27 November 2009, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

Foth, Marcus, Satchell, Christine, Brereton, Margot, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2008) Internet Technology and Urban Sustainability. In IR 9.0: Rethinking Communities, Rethinking Place – Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference, Oct 15-18, 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Paulos, Eric, Foth, Marcus, Satchell, Christine, Kim, Younghui, Dourish, Paul, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2008) Ubiquitous Sustainability: Citizen Science & Activism (Workshop). InTenth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 21-24 September 2008, Seoul, South Korea.

Other Publications

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2017) We are living alone together in today’s cities – and that calls for smart and ‘bolshie’ moves. The Conversation (

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2017) Submission for the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in the Development of Cities. Brisbane, QLD: Queensland University of Technology.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Anastasiu, Irina, Camilleri, Brett, & Bilandzic, Ana (2017) Non-Experts’ Understanding of Trade Marks and the Usability of the IP Australia Trade Mark Quick Search Website. Brisbane, QLD: Queensland University of Technology.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Seevinck, Jen, Zelenko, Oksana, Donovan, Jared, & Foth, Marcus (2015) Submission for the Queensland Government Parliamentary Inquiry into personal health promotion interventions using telephone and web-based technologies.  Brisbane, QLD: Queensland University of Technology.

Keynote & Notable Invited Presentations

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2019, May 11-12)  Play Like We Care. In Freeplay Festival, Melbourne, Australia.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2015, Feb 27-8). Beyond the Classroom: Multiple Spaces of Learning. Session Keynote at the Scholar and Feminist Conference: Action on Education, Barnard Center for Research on Women, NYC, USA.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2014, Jun 3). Food Futures at Harvest Exhibition, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia [Recorded and broadcast as part of Future Tense, which “analyses the social, cultural and economic fault lines arising from rapid transformation” on Radio National].

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong  (2013, Nov 5-7). Another Future is Possible. Session Keynote at Global Social Entrepreneurship Forum, Seoul, South Korea.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2013, Aug 1) Playful In-between: People, Place, and Technology for Sustainable Food Futures at University of Minnesota with special invited guests from 3M and Target Headquarters, Minnesota, USA.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2013, Jul 19). People-centred Design for the Future. Invited presentation at Intel Headquarters. Oregon, USA.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2012, Aug 6-10). Playful In-between: People, Place, and Technology. Invited presentation at the International Conference for the Integration of Science and Technology into Society. KAIST, South Korea.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2012, Jan 24). Harnessing the Power of Participation to Encourage Sustainable Food Cultures at NETworked Power. SINTEF, Oslo, Norway.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2011, Jul 8). Re-creative Cities and Sustainable Futures. Invited presentation at Lowy Institute New Voices Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2011, Apr 5-6). Expert’s view: Consumers and Sustainable Food in Australia. Presented at the 1st National Sustainable Food Summit, Melbourne, Australia.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2010) Transforming people, place, and technology: towards re-creative city. Opening Keynote at the UNESCO Creative Cities Network International Conference : New Technology, New Media, and Creative City Synergy, 6-9 December 2010, Shenzhen, China.

Foth, Marcus & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2010, Jun 9). Urban Informatics Research and Industries. Presented at Tieto, Helsinki, Finland [Broadcast across Europe]

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2009, May 26). Creative Brisbane: Rethinking Innovation. Expert panel discussion at 2009 Brisbane CitySmart Innovation Festival, Brisbane, Australia.



Alice Brown (PhD)RMITCreative Care: Designing Interactive Resources for Those Who Have
Experienced Trauma and Their Trusted Others
Sarah Johnstone (PhD)QUTDesigning creative hubs with culturally and linguistically diverse women
Jacina Leong (PhD)RMITTransdisciplinarity, Informal Learning, Experimental Pedagogies
Anna Svensdotter (PhD)QUTSafely Dangerous or Dangerously Safe: Navigating Brisbane's Transient
Urban Places
Younghui Kim (PhD)QUTArtistic Exploration of Data through Creative Practice


Jan Mayer (MSc)LMU (Ger)Designing Interactive Media to Reduce Food Waste in Small-to-medium-sized Restaurants
Leonardo Parra-Agudelo
QUTStreet Interventions for Change: Designing with Grassroots Organisations
Jacina Leong (MA)QUTWhen You Can't Envision, You Can't Give Permission': Learning and Teaching Through A STEAM Network
Joy Zhang (PhD)QUTSharism and Social Awareness of the Chinese One Child Generation: Urban Youth and Digital Networks
Peter Lyle (PhD)QUTGrowing Food in the City: A Study across Interaction Design and Urban Agriculture.
Geremy Farr-Wharton
QUTMobile Interaction Design Approaches for Reducing Domestic Food Waste
Jennifer Lofgren (MA)QUTChanging Tastes in Food Media : A Study of Recipe Sharing Traditions in the Food Blogging Community



*  Design and Creative Thinking

*  Design for Interactive Media

*  Theory Research Project A – Urban Design (Masters)

*  Project Design in Creative Industries (Masters / PhD)

*  Approaches to Enquiry in Creative Industries (Masters / PhD)

*  Creative Industries in Asia (Masters)

*  Writing in Creative Industries

*  Introduction to Multimedia Technology

*  Media Technology 1

*  Corporate Writing and Editing

*  Virtual Cultures

*  New Media Technologies

*  Interactive Film

*  Introduction to Web Design


KAIST, South Korea (2012) ICISTS-KAIST Undergraduate Summer School

Oxford Internet Institute, UK (2012) Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme

Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2012) Master Class: Design Opportunities for Urban Food Sustainability

Tampere University of Technology, Finland (2012) Food Sustainability and Ambient Media

International UBI Summer School, Finland (2010) Urban Informatics and Sustainable Cities with

Marcus Foth (QUT) & Patrick Hofmann (Google)


2017Smart Cities Council Australia-New Zealand’s Social Impact Task Force
Taskforce specifically formed to create and advocate for smart cities agendas related to supporting the underserved “through the application of technology, data, and intelligent design” in Australia and New Zealand.
2016Australia Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program
Selected as one of eight researchers selected to represent Australia in Japan to acquire understanding in the current international research and development landscape, and develop individual and institutional linkages for innovation in wellbeing and social entrepreneurship, funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science (DIIS) and the Japanese Society for Promotion of
Science (JSPS).
2016Quality Women’s Leadership Programme
Selected to participate in a year-long leadership program, the Vice-Chancellor’s bi-annual
initiative to assist the emerging female leaders within QUT to develop their knowledge about the
higher education sector, enhance leadership, and improve interpersonal and career capabilities.
2014A Moment
At Designing with Grassroots Organizations for Political (Inter)Actions in Urban Public Places workshop I co-organised with Dr. Leonardo Parra-Agudelo, our youngest participant - 13 y. o. - from Jóvenes Viejos Amigos, put his faith in us and asked to work together to stop his friends being stabbed on the street. It had a major effect on how I perceived my work and myself.
2014Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award, QUT
For excellence in research as an individual researcher
2013Keynote Presentation
Inaugural Global Social Entrepreneurship Forum. Seoul, South Korea.
2013Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award, QUT
For excellence in research as a team (Urban Informatics Research Lab)

2010Opening Keynote Presentation
UNESCO Creative Cities Network International Conference: New Technology, New Media, and Creative City Synergy, Shenzhen, China
2005 - 2009QUT Research Capacity Building Scholarship
Full scholarship
2008Best Academic Paper Award
MindTrek: 12th International Conference on Entertainment and Media in the Ubiquitous Era, Tampere, Finland.
2007Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme Scholarship
Full tuition fee scholarship to attend the OII SDP at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
2000 - 2002Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
Awarded to high achieving undergraduate students
2002Macromedia Award
Highly Commended Digital Media Work for interactive digital film (collaborative art project)