Winnie Soon, SCAD interactive design and game development professor

Winnie Soon

  • BBA, information systems, minor in computing, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Diploma, graphic communication with credit, Hong Kong University SPACE, Hong Kong, China
  • M.A., media cultures of creative media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • M.S., digital art and technology, School of Computing, Communications & Electronics, Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Awards, recognition and honors

Special Mention Prize, 15th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards, Interactive Media Category, Hong Kong, China; VoxBox project sponsorship, GroundWorks, United Kingdom; Thomas Fowler scholarship, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom; finalist, 13th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards, Hong Kong China; selected work, 19th Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for expanded media, Stuttgart, Germany; finalist, Mobile & DMB Festival, Seoul, South Korea; Best of the best staff awards, Hong Kong CSL Limited, Hong Kong, China; Elpas Technology Sponsorship, Pacific Century CyberWorks, Hong Kong, China

Previous Positions

Professor of interactive design, SCAD Hong Kong, China; interactive media design lecturer, Wuhan University of Science and Engineering and Singapore Raffles Design Institute, China; lecturer, International Education College and Australia Holmesglen Institute, China; project manager, Edenred Hong Kong, China; assistant manager, Operations and Technology Division, now TV, PCCW, Hong Kong, China; project officer, Services and Technology Division, China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, Hong Kong, China; assistant product development specialist, Mobile Device and Technology Division, Hong Kong CSL Limited, Hong Kong, China; internship, SINA, Hong Kong, China

Publications and presentations

  • Artist, Computational thinking in various art forms - artist forum by Writing Machine Collective, Hong Kong, 2011
  • "Interactive fusion of Art and Technology: Mortal Engine", Shift | Japan-based International Online Magazine features creative culture, 2010
  • Invited speaker, Interactive Design Seminar, This Happened, Hong Kong, 2010
  • Artist, 15th ifva (Interactive Media Category) Finalist Showcase Discussion, Hong Kong, 2010
  • Artist, 13th ifva (Single-Screen based Interactive Category) Finalist Showcase Discussion, Hong Kong, 2008