Ming Cheung

Ming Cheung is Professor of Experience Design at Griffith University, where she focuses on conducting innovative research, practice and training around developing human experiences to foster intellectual, sociocultural, economic, educational and technological advancement and to promote sustainability and wellbeing in society. She also founded the Griffith Centre for Design and Innovation Research (CDAIR), the first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary hub of innovation at the University. Before that, she worked in the University of Adelaide, Auckland University of Technology and City University of Hong Kong.

To date, she has led over 30 research and consultancy projects and produced over 100 peer-reviewed outputs, 24 of which appeared in high-calibre AHCI, SCI and SSCI-listed journals. And her Routledge Handbook of Experience Design, exploring the education, research and practice of human experiences through an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach, is forthcoming. She has also won 3 Best Paper Awards and 5 University Teaching Excellence Awards, taken on major roles in the organisation of 24 international conferences, and delivered 65 keynote and invited speeches. She was named Leading Researcher of AUT in 2017 and National Distinguished Expert of China in 2018.

Over the years in her various senior leadership and management roles in the public and private sectors, she has contributed constructively to the development and implementation of policies as well as to the overall strategic performance and positioning of the institutions and organisations that she has worked in. Prior to joining academia, she had over 10 years of senior management experience in industry. Now she is still maintaining strong connections with the industry through her research, consultancy and training projects as well as professional advisory roles and visiting professorships with external organisations.


Ming holds academic qualifications with First Class Honours or Program Distinction in Digital Media, Design, Intellectual Property Law, Computing, Information Technology, Applied Linguistics, Education, Psychology and Music, from some of the top 100 universities in the world.

Selected Publications

Cheung, Ming (forthcoming) The Routledge Handbook of Experience Design. Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

Cheung, Ming (2014) “Copyright challenges facing the website design industry: a survey with creative directors in Hong Kong”, The Design Journal, 17(2), 291-313.

Cheung, Ming (2012) “When mind, heart, and hands meet: communication design and designers”, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 22(4), 489-511.

Cheung, Ming (2012) “Design thinking in healthcare: innovative product development through the iNPD Process”, The Design Journal, 15(3), 299-324.

Cheung, Ming (2011) “Factors affecting the design of electronic direct mail messages: implications for professional communicators”, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 54(3), 279-298.