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Associate Professor of Digital Media & Global Design, University of Washington

Dr. Huatong Sun is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Global Design at the University of Washington Tacoma. She teaches and practices on how to design and innovate for usable, meaningful, and empowering technology in this globalized world to bridge cultural differences.

She is an Oxford University Press author of “Global Social Media Design: Bridging Differences Across Cultures” (2020) and “Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users” (2012). The latter won a top technical communication book award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and received endorsements from “Fast Company | CoDesign” and “User Experience Magazine.”

Dr. Sun chaired and served on multiple program boards of design related conferences and editorial boards in the disciplines of professional communication, design, and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). A SXSW speaker, she offers invited lectures and design workshops at leading universities in North America, Asia, and Europe, and at local practitioner meetings and international conferences.

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    Associate Professor of Digital Media & Global Design, University of Washington