Huatong (Hannah) Sun

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Digital Media Studies, Communication
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington Tacoma
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Curriculum Vitae



Designing for Culturally Diverse Users


My book Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users (Oxford University Press, 2012) was named the 2013 Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication by NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). Take a quick peek from Amazon or Google Books! A kindle version is available here.

Upcoming Talks


My teaching experience includes introductory and advanced courses in web and multimedia writing and design, document design, content management, computer-mediated communication, professional writing, technical and business communication, composition and ESL writing, and writing internship.


My research explores the relationship and interaction between technology, culture, and design in a glocalization age with a focus on web technologies and mobile communication, informed by theories and methodologies from rhetoric and technical communication, intercultural communication, human-computer interaction, information studies, British cultural studies, and science and technology studies.




©2014 Huatong Sun