My entire research belief lies in two words: understanding and situatedness.
Technology should not control people. We need to first understand human beings to design and develop better technologies.
I am so much into situatedness because I strongly believe the world can be improved by people’s awareness and acceptance to each other as different individuals. I argue that technology has its own voice here. Therefore, I am responsible for taking care of this as a researcher, no matter how little I can truly contribute.
My past research work focused on how people communicate through social media/instant messengers, how they appropriate these technologies, and how such technologies affect these people. Specifically, I studied the way Chinese people use WeChat. I will continue studying WeChat and the relation between WeChat and its users in the future.
I’m working with Dr. Betsy DiSalvo at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Edited on August 9th, 2017