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ZHANG Jiaxin
Assistant Professor

Dr. ZHANG Jiaxin is an assistant professor in School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing at Southern University of Science and Technology. She received her PhD in School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2021. Then, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in PolyU between 2021 and 2022. Her research interests lie in the areas of human-computer interaction, ergonomics, and user experience, with a specific focus on smart system and product design, healthcare informatics technology, digital therapy, gerontechnoloy. Dr. Zhang believes technology can make the world a better place and dedicates to develop user-center approach for smart technology design. She has joined several research projects and published more than 10 papers in SCI/SSCI-indexed journals, including Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. She also serves as a reviewer in several international journal and conference.

Education Background

2009-2013, Bachelor of Engineering, School of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology

2013-2016, Master of Engineering, School of Design, South China University of Technology

2016-2021, PhD, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Working Experience

2020-2021, Lecturer, The School of Innovation and Design, The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

2021-2022, Postdoctoral fellow, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2022-present, Assistant Professor, School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing, Southern University of Science and Technology

Research Area

Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, User research and user experience, Smart system design, Gerontechnology, Telehealth technology, Digital Therapy

Selected Publications

(*Corresponding author)

[1] Li, Q., Luximon, Y., & Zhang, J.* (2023). The Influence of Anthropomorphic Cues on Patients’ Perceived Anthropomorphism, Social Presence, Trust Building, and Acceptance of Health Care Conversational Agents: Within-Subject Web-Based Experiment. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 25, e44479.

[2] Zhang, J., Luximon, Y., Pang, M. Y., & Wang, H.* (2022). Effectiveness of exergaming-based interventions for mobility and balance performance in older adults with Parkinson’s disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Age and ageing, 51(8), afac175. DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afac175

[3] Zhang, J., Wang, H., Lee, B. Y., Pang, M. Y., & Luximon, Y.* (2022). Older Adults’ Actual Use and Adoption Intention of Smart Health Care Technologies in Hong Kong. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 658-669). Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05581-2_45

[4] Zhang, J., Luximon, Y., & Li, Q.* (2022). Seeking medical advice in mobile applications: How social cue design and privacy concerns influence trust and behavioral intention in impersonal patient–physician interactions. Computers in Human Behavior. 130, 107178.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.107178

[5] Zhang, J., & Luximon, Y.* (2021). Interaction Design for Security Based on Social Context. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 154, 102675. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2021.102675

[6] Zhang, J., & Luximon, Y.* (2021). A quantitative diary study of perceptions of security in mobile payment transactions. Behaviour & Information Technology, 40(15), 1579-1602.  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2020.1771418


2022, (Pengcheng Peacock Plan), Shenzhen Government

2021/22, Outstanding Student Project Award 2021/22 at PhD Level, Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, Hong Kong

2016-2019, Research Postgraduate Scholarship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong