Pei-Yao Hung
HCI Researcher

Researcher and Builder

Empower People with Information and Smart Environment
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I conduct research and build systems to make meaningful changes—one by one.

I have a PhD in Information Science from the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI), where I worked under the supervision of Dr. Mark S. Ackerman. My research primarily focuses on Human-Computer Interaction (UX), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, and Ubiquitous Computing. I am interested in designing systems to empower people in their everyday pursuits, such as learning, social interaction, and health.

I am a developer and a researcher who thinks critically about interactive system design through research and enjoys building systems that create an impact. The projects I have worked on have helped people with different lived experiences to:

  • develop fine-motor skills
  • make life-changing health decisions
  • enhance interactions in knowledge-based online communities
  • support knowledge curation and community building for minority entrepreneurs
  • develop functional independence through privacy-aware patient-generated data sharing

Methods I practice

A/B TestingAffinity WallComparative AnalysisContextual InquiryField ObservationHeuristic EvaluationParticipatory DesignPersonaScenarioSemi-structured InterviewThematic AnalysisUsability Testing
Technology I employ

AngularCSSGoogle AnalyticsGoogle Cloud PlatformHTMLJavascriptNoSQLNode.jsPHPPythonQualtricsReactSQLVue.js

In addition to research and development, I enjoyed sharing knowledge through teaching and mentoring about user interface development, UX research, and programming (see Mentorship/Teaching).


I earned a BS and an MS in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, and an MS in Information from the University of Michigan. I am a member of the SocialWorlds research group and the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) group.

He has assisted in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses as a graduate student instructor (GSI) at the School of Information.

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