Huatong (Hannah) Sun

Associate Professor of Digital Media & Global Design
Communication Major Coordinator
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS)
University of Washington Tacoma

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Twitter: @huatongs

Curriculum Vitae


Books & Edited Collections

My first English 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 National Council of Teachers of English.

I'm working with Oxford UP for a new book on Global Social Media Design.

Just released: Special Issue of Technical Communication (64:2, May 2017) on the theme of Localizing User Experience for Culturally Sensitive Design. FREE access for a short period of time!

Recent Articles

Highlights of Talks & Workshops


My research explores the relationship and interaction between technology, culture, and design in this increasingly globalized world 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.


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.




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