Ms Chew Jia Ying | Research Programme PhD at the University of the Arts London (London College of Communication)
Jia Ying is a multidisciplinary design strategist with a passion in social innovation & education. She's currently an Education Design Strategist/Teaching Assistant with the NUS Department of Industrial Design developing a transdisciplinary module spanning design, engineering and psychology.
Her background in project and facilities management shaped her interests in integrated systems and businesses, while her industrial design training has honed her sensibilities to form and function. She learnt to experiment with material properties, create models of consumer electronics and launch a crowdfunding project for a lifestyle product.
However, while her peers were excited about developing product sketches and 3D models on the next consumer electronic, she found herself fascinated by the intangible. It was projects in service innovation and experience design that really got her excited.
Jia Ying's work as a service design researcher enabled her to have a better understanding on collaborative methods and stakeholder engagement. An aspiring research-practitioner, her experience in service design research in (and with) government agencies, private companies and the third sector has fuelled her interests to research the complexities of cross-sector innovation.
She was one of the co-founders of the Nordic Rebels movement, where their innovative curriculum for blended learning and transdisciplinarity won the Danish Design Award 2019, Better Learning category. Her current research interests focus on transitions towards design-driven transdisciplinary higher education.