Staff

Dr Linda Leung

Linda Leung

Associate Professor, School of Software
Core Member, Centre for Human Centred Technology Design
Associate Member, Transforming Cultures

BA (UWS), GradCert T&L (UEL), MA (London), PhD (UEL)
Email: Linda.Leung@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9514 1663
Fax: +61 2 9514 1666
Room: CB01.27.12 (map)
Mailing address:

Biography

Dr Linda Leung is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML). As the director of postgraduate programs in interactive multimedia, her aim is to cultivate multimedia professionals who will innovate, respond to identified needs and manage change within a fast-moving industry. This has paid off in the recognition of her students' work at the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association's annual awards. Under Linda's supervision, Masters of Interactive Multimedia (MIMM) students have been finalists in and/or won the award for Best Student Project.The links established with the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) have been instrumental in providing graduates with a sense that they have a stake in the future direction of the industry. AIMIA and the IML have a long-standing relationship in which the former is regularly invited to assess student projects as well as advise on the strategic direction of the course. Linda has also been a Chief Investigator on projects for the Australasian Cooperative Centre for Interaction Design (ACID) and regularly supervises Masters by Research and PhD students. Her most recent book, Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction (Intellect Books) chronicles the diverse backgrounds of practitioners in the dot.com world, and subsequently, the theories, ideas, models and frameworks they bring and apply to the design of online experiences.Her research has been concerned with how technology is appropriated by those with limited access to it, as well as the problems and possibilities which arise when technology is made available to marginalised groups. Her first book, Virtual Ethnicity: Race, Resistance & the World Wide Web (published by Ashgate) draws from the disciplines of technology studies, media/communication studies, and anthropology/cultural studies. This cross-disciplinary approach also informs her teaching and research on the multimedia industry, digital media design and production, web development processes and practices. Linda has previously taught and/or conducted research at the universities of London, East London, North London, Miami and Western Sydney. Returning to Sydney from London in 1999 to catch the tail-end of the dot.com boom, she worked in the interactive imedia industry in Executive Producer and Project Manager roles with clients ranging from government departments to telcos to artists. In terms of service to multimedia education and the arts, she has assisted digital media artists in marketing and distributing their work. Digimatter was established in 1999 in response to the lack of representation of artists working with new media by the commercial gallery system. It has sold fine art cd-roms to educational institutions, art organisations, specialist retailers, as well as individual collectors all over the world.


Professional

AIMIA member


Research interests

The Digital Divide
Technology Access and Representation
Online Communities
Digital Diasporas
Digital Media Practices
Technology Cultures
Dot.com industries


Research supervision: Yes

Publications

Other research activity

Leung, L.T. 2010, 'Australian Communications Consumer Action Network Independent Grants Scheme', ACCAN.

Leung, L.T. 2011, 'UTS Widening Participation Strategy', University of Technology Sydney.

Leung, L.T. 2010, 'UTS Human Rights Award', University of Technology Sydney.

Leung, L.T. 2010, 'Vice-ChancellorĂ”++s Learning and Teaching Grant', University of Technology Sydney.

Leung, L.T. 2009, 'UTS Shopfront Research Fellowship', University of Technology Sydney.

Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation', ALTC.

Leung, L.T. 2007, 'UTS Teaching & Learning Award', University of Technology Sydney.

Leung, L.T. 2007, 'UTS Early Career Researchers' Grant', University of Technology Sydney.

Books

Leung, L.T. 2005, Virtual Ethnicity: Race, resistance and the world wide web, 1, Ashgate Publishing, Hants, England.
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Leung, L.T. 2008, Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, Bristol, UK.

Leung, L.T., Finney Lamb, C. & Emrys, L. 2009, Technology's Refuge: the use of technology by asylum seekers and refugees, 1, UTS ePress, Sydney, Australia.
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Book Chapters

Leung, L.T. 2001, 'From Set Menu to All-you-can-eat: Comparing Representations of my Ethnicity in Broadcast and New Media Technologies' in Henwood,F., Kennedy,H. and Miller,N. (eds), Cyborg Lives? Women's Technobiographies, Raw Nerve, York, UK, pp. 51-62.

Leung, L.T. 2001, 'The Past Lives of a Cyborg: Encountering "Space Invaders" from the 1980s to the 1990s' in Henwood,F., Kennedy,H. and Miller,N. (eds), Cyborg Lives? Women's Technobiographies, Raw Nerve, York, UK, pp. 127-132.

Leung, L.T. 1992, 'Inside An Outsider' in Herne,K.; Travaglia,J. and Weiss,E. (eds), Who Do You Think You Are? Second Generation Immigrant Woman in Australia, Women's Redress Press, Sydney, pp. 14-17.

Leung, L.T. 2008, 'From "Victims of the Digital Divide" to "Techno-Elites": Gender, Class, and Contested "Asianness" in Online and Offline Geographies' in Gajjala, Radhika and Gajjala, Venkataramana (eds), South Asian Technospaces, Peter Lang, New York, USA, pp. 7-23.
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Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Users as Learners: Rethinking Digital Experiences as Inherently Educational' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, UK, USA, pp. 15-24.
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Leung, L.T. & Goldstein, S. 2008, 'You are what you wear: The Ideal and Real Consumer/User' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, intellect books, UK, USA, pp. 25-34.
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Drago, C., Leung, L.T. & Ward, M. 2008, 'What's the Story? Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in Film for Experience Design' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, UK, USA, pp. 35-48.
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Leung, L.T. & Tam, D. 2008, 'The Art of 'Slow': Taking Time in the Digital Age' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, intellect books, UK, USA, pp. 49-56.
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Leung, L.T. & Tan, A. 2008, 'The Personal is the political: Why Feminism is Important to Experience Design' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, UK, USA, pp. 57-68.
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Kennedy, H. & Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Lessons from Web Accessibility and Intellectual Disability' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, UK, USA, pp. 69-80.
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Ward, M. & Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Beyond the Visual:Applying Cinematic Sound Design to the Online Environment' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, UK, USA, pp. 81-92.
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Leung, L.T. & Waters, M. 2008, 'Architectures of the Physical and Virtual: Parallel Design Principles in Built and Digital Environments' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, UK, USA, pp. 93-100.
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Leung, L.T. & Bryant, S. 2008, 'Art and Articulation:The Finer Points of Engaging the User in Abstract' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, UK, USA, pp. 101-112.
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Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Introduction' in Linda Leung (ed), Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction, Intellect Books, UK, USA, pp. 9-14.
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Leung, L.T., Humphreys, T.J. & Weakley, A.J. 2010, 'Designing E-mail for Knowledge Management in Distributed Organizations' in Angela T. Ragusa (ed), Interaction in Communication Technologies and Virtual Learning Environments, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 26-37.
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Leung, L.T. 2011, 'Australia' in Barnett, G. (eds), Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California, pp. 60-62.

Journal Articles

Leung, L.T. 2003, 'Where am I and who are 'We'?: Self-representation and the intersection of gender and ethnicity on the web', First Monday, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 1-8.
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Leung, L.T. 2004, 'Ethnicity Manifestations on the Internet', MEMEX: Information, Culture and Technology, vol. 3, no. 9, pp. 1-2.
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Leung, L.T. 2002, 'It's all there in black and white: media studies and the theorising of race and ethnicitty on the world wide web', Southern Review, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 23-38.
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Leung, L.T. 2005, 'Postcard from the Edge: Autobiographical Musings on the Dis/organisations of the Multimedia Industry', Fibreculture Journal, vol. 0, no. 5, pp. 1-5.
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Leung, L.T. 2006, 'Legal System: Small claims, big implications: usability of legal systems in theory and practice', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 95-96.
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Leung, L.T. 2007, 'Mobility and Displacement: refugees' mobile media practices in immigration detention', M/C Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-5.
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Leung, L.T. 1997, 'The Making of Matriarchy', Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 33-42.

Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Cyberminds', U:, vol. 1, no. March, pp. 17-17.

Humphreys, T.J., Leung, L.T. & Weakley, A.J. 2008, 'Embedding expert users in the interaction design process: a case study', Design Studies, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 603-622.
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Leung, L.T. 2010, 'Message from a Refugee', Australasian Science, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 36-37.

Leung, L.T. 2010, 'Telecommunications across borders: refugees' technology use during displacement', Telecommunications Journal of Australia, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 58.1-58.13.
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Leung, L.T. 2011, 'Phoning home', Forced Migration Review, vol. 38, pp. 24-25.

Leung, L.T. 2013, 'Introduction', Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 29, no. 1.
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Conference Papers

Leung, L.T. 2003, 'Experience design: practising what we preach when negotiating technological and educational interdisciplinarity', Create.ed, Melbourne, Australia, October 2003 in eLearning for the creative industries Create.ed 2003 conference proceedings, ed NA, RMIT University, Australia, pp. 15-22.
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Leung, L.T. 2005, 'Designing Online Experiences: Beyond the Tyranny of Usability', Design Research Society (UK) International Conference, Melbourne, Australia, November 2004 in Design Research Society (UK) International Conference - Futureground, ed Redmond, J., Durling, D. & de Bono, A., Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-7.
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Leung, L.T. 2006, 'The forgotten 'have-nots': refugees and the legacy of techno-utopianism', Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences, Brisbane, Australia, September 2006 in Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences, ed NA, Association of Internet Researchers, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-10.
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Leung, L.T., Bryant, S. & Tan, A. 2006, 'Translating Principles of Web Design and Information Architecture to the Development of Interactive Television (iTV) interfaces', Australian Computer Human Interaction Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 2006 in OZCHI 2006 Proceedings, ed NA, OZCHI, Sydney, Australia, pp. 369-372.
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Leung, L.T. 2006, 'Learners as users, and users as learners', 7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, Sydney, Australia, July 2006 in Conference proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education & Training, ed NA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-4.
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Leung, L.T. 2006, 'Virtual Asianness: absence and presence in online cultures', Media-Asia Research Group 2006 conference, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 2006 in Media and Identity in Asia, ed NA, Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia, pp. 1-13.

Leung, L.T. 2002, 'Blowin' at the Rocco: Saturday Night', OzeCulture 2002 Taking the Next Step: a national conference about culture, new media and eBusiness, Sydney, Australia, May 2002 in OzeCulture 2002 Taking the Next Step: a national conference about culture, new media and eBusiness, ed NA, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Canberra.

Leung, L.T. & Matthews, G. 2004, 'Learning about technology through technology: facilitating hard and soft skills development using weblogs and RSS (real simple syndication)', UTS Teaching and Learning Forum, University of Technology Sydney, December 2004 in UTS Teaching & Learning Forum, ed Institute for Interactive Media & Learning, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
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Leung, L.T. 2007, 'Networks of Displacement: the role of technology-mediated communication amongst asylum seekers in institutionalized detention', BSA Annual Conference 2007 - Social Connections: Identities, Technologies, Relationships, London, April 2007 in BSA Annual Conference 2007 - Social Connections: Identities, Technologies, Relationships, ed NA, British Sociological Association, Durham.

Leung, L.T. & Matthews, G. 2005, 'Reflecting On and Through Technology: Using Weblogs to Develop Hard and Soft Skills', m-ICTE2005: Third International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education, Caceres, Spain, June 2005 in m-ICTE2005: Third International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education, ed Organising Committee, Organising Committee, Caceres, Spain.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. & Leung, L.T. 2006, 'Exploring strategies for developing a multimedia digital workspace for humanities and social sciences', Australian Computer Human Interaction Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 2006 in OZCHI 2006 design: activities, artifacts and environments, ed NA, ACM, Sydney, Australia.

Leung, L.T., Weakley, A.J. & Humphreys, T.J. 2007, 'Browsing archives in support of non-deliberate sharing', Collaboration and Communicative Tools for Distributed Communities: A Joint HCSNet-HxI Workshop, University of New South Wales, December 2007 in Collaboration and Communicative Tools for Distributed Communities: A Joint HCSNet-HxI Workshop, ed Buckley,K.; Eades,P.; Kellar,B.; Kelly,B. and McArthur,R., HCSNet ARC Network in Human Communication Science, Sydney.
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Humphreys, T.J., Leung, L.T. & Weakley, A.J. 2007, 'Challenges in Prototyping Email in Three Dimensions', International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia, Brisbane, Australia, September 2007 in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM'07), ed Docherty, M; Kenderdine, S; Wyeld, T;, VSMM Society, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-15.
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Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Techno-Fear and Loathing in Immigration Detention', Refugees and Forced Migrants at the Crossroads: Forced Migration in a Changing World, Cairo, Egypt, January 2008.

Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Technology and power in immigration detention: Communicating fear in and about detained asylum seekers', Australian New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, New Zealand, July 2008 in Power and Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2008, ed Tilley,E., Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 1-13.
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Leung, L.T., Humphreys, T.J. & Weakley, A.J. 2008, 'VUE (Visualisation Using Emails)', National Conference of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Illiinois, USA, July 2008 in AAAI Workshop on Enhanced Messaging (EMAIL-08), ed Credze,M.; Carvalho,V. and Lau,T., Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Press, Chicago, USA, pp. 48-51.
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Leung, L.T., Humphreys, T.J. & Weakley, A.J. 2008, 'Email as co-habitat in distributed organisations', Australian Computer Human Interaction Conference, Cairns, Australia, December 2008 in OZCHI 2008 Designing for Habitus and Habitat Proceedings, ed Bidwell,N.; Vetere,F.; Satchell,C.; Graham,C.; Muhlberger,R. and Lui,C., ACM Digital Library, Cairns, Australia, pp. 351-354.
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Leung, L.T. 2008, 'Asylum seekers and the limits of cultural citizenship: the Australian context', CRESC Conference 2008 Cultural Citizenship, Oxford, UK, September 2008.

Leung, L.T. 2010, '"We don't need no education": preparing precariats for the digital creative industries', ACS Crossroads 2010 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 2010.

Leung, L.T. 2010, 'Issues in mobility and literacy: user-centred information design for asylum seeker and refugee communities', My Language Your Language in the Digital Age, Sydney, August 2010.
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Leung, L.T. 2011, 'Communication Technology in Refugee Resettlement', Fourth International Conference on Global Studies, Rio de Janerio, Brazil, July 2011.
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Leung, L.T. 2011, 'Inclusive Design for Digital Accessibility', 2nd Annual National Public Sector Digital Media Officers' Forum 2011, Melbourne, June 2011.

Leung, L.T. 2011, 'Consumer advocacy for refugees and communications technology: highlights from Mind the Gap', Communications Policy & Research Forum 2011, Sydney, November 2011 in Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2011, ed Papandrea,F. and Armstrong,M., Network Insight, Sydney, pp. 301-308.

Leung, L.T. 2012, 'Being on the wrong side of the "digital divide"', Australian Health Workforce Institute Research Workshop Exploring the Use of Telecommunications to Facilitate Access to Health Information for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, University of Melbourne, February 2012.
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Leung, L.T. 2010, 'Participatory Design Conference 2010', Sydney, November 2010.

Leung, L.T. 2013, 'Access from the margins: inclusive service design in the age of a national broadband network', Emerging Issues in Communication Research & Policy, Canberra, November 2013.
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Other research activity

Leung, L.T. 2012, 'Trunk Volume Two: Blood', Trunk, Boccalatte, Sydney, pp. 337-338.

Leung, L.T. 2011, 'Taking refuge in technology: communications practices in refugee camps and immigration detention', New Issues in Refugee Research.

Leung, L.T. 2011, 'Editorial reviewer for Kennedy,H. (ed) Net Work: Ethics and Values in Web Design', Palgrave Macmilan.
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Leung, L.T. 2012, 'The Global Studies Journal', The Global Studies Journal, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, IL..
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Reports

Leung, L.T. & Finney Lamb, C. 2010, 'Refugees and Communication Technology', UTS Shopfront, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-30.
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Leung, L.T. 2011, 'Mind the Gap: Refugee and communication technology literacy', Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Sydney, pp. 1-34.
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Broadcasts

Leung, L.T. 2007, 'Citizens on the box', The Fourth Estate, 2SER.

Leung, L.T. 2007, 'MySpace blocks suspected sex offenders', PM, ABC 702FM, pp. 1-3.

Leung, L.T. 2006, 'Put it in the family blog', The Age, The Age, Fairfax Digital, pp. 1-4.

Leung, L.T. 2004, 'The business of multimedia', U: magazine, U: magazine, University of Technology Sydney, pp. 1-2.

Leung, L.T. 2007, 'When Politicians and the Net Collide', The Wire, Radio Adelaide.

Leung, L.T. 2007, 'Art, mayhem all go up on YouTube', Macarthur Chronicle, Macarthur Chronicle, Newstext.