Huatong (Hannah) Sun

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

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Twitter: @huatongs

A researcher, educator, and consultant in multicultural and global technology design and digital media studies.

I'm interested in exploring how to design and innovate for usable, meaningful, and empowering technology to bridge cultural differences in this increasingly globalized world, informed by theories and methodologies from rhetoric and technical communication, human-computer interaction, social computing, informatics, intercultural communication, global media studies, British cultural studies, and science and technology studies.

Curriculum Vitae



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.

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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.

Below are the courses taught at UWT:




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