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(in alphabetical order)
BALL, Roger MacLaren
BORIO, Geraldine
BRUYNS, Gerhardes
CHAN, Calvin
CHAN, Edmund
CHAN, Michael
CHAN, Violet
CHONG, Wai Yung
CHOW, Kenny
CHOY, Clifford
CHUAH, Peter
CHUNG, Welby
DEAN, Peter
FUNG, Ho Yin
HAN, Fred
HO, Alex
HUNG, Francis
HUNG, Keung
KAN, Alan
KWOK, Brian
KWOK, Jackie
LAU, Newman
LEE, Anthony
LEE, Brian
LEE, Tak Chi
LEONG, Benny Ding
LIU, Xihui Sylvia
MA, Henry
NG, Clive
NG, Sandy
PAN, Horace
PORTEFAIX, Valerie Marie Francoise
RILL, Bryan
SIU, Kin Wai Michael
SIU, King Chung
SMITH, Martin
SONNTAG, Stefan Rudolf
TAM, Keith Chi-hang
TANG, Ming Xi
WAN, Chi Kwong Bruce
WEI, Huaxin
WONG, Kacey
YIP, Alvin
YIP, Gwen
YIU, Man To
YU, Gino
ZHANG, Victor
MA, Henry
Associate Dean (IT Resources and Infrastructure Management), Associate Professor

MBA (Leicester), MA (Leicester), Adv. Dip (HKAPA), AES

Research Area:

Henry’s research interest is in digital media including animation, mobile media and interaction design. Currently he is working on two research directions, namely “Managing Creative Workers” and “Game Based Learning”.
His current and completed research projects include:
  • Game Based Learning
  • Architecture to Enable Technologies and Efficient Methodologies for facilitating Game Content Creation and Application Authoring on MMOGPlatform
  • Assessment of Programme Outcomes by Capstone Project at School of Design
  •  Virtual Hotel
  • Game Programming and Content Development of Construction Site - Charles' Console Exhibit
  • A Study on Management of Creativity in the Contextual Concerns of Creative Industries
  • Platform to Simulate Populous Scenes with Heterogeneous Behavioral Human Character Motions Driven by Libraries of High Quality Motion Captured Data
  • Formulation of Framework from Capturing Human Motion to Biomechanical Analysis regarding Ergonomics in interaction design
  • Augmented Reality Installation for Public Space
  • Production of 'Infrastructure for Augmented Reality Platform' of 'Construction Site - Charles' Console Exhibit'
  • Automatic Music Arrangement System
Invited presentation include:
  •  Arts and Science – International Symposium of Digital Arts (Beijing)
    “From Arts and Science to Manage of Creativity – The Future Development of Digital Media”
  • New Media Development Summit (Shenzhen)“New Media Research Tradition – from Traditional Media to New Media”
  • 2007 Directors of New Media Art Forum (Beijing)
    “New Media Art – a merge of Art and Science”
His released articles include:
  • Ma, H. (2013) “The Opportunities and Challenges of Youth Startup in Creative Industries”, Youth Research Centre, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. Vol. 16 Issue 1. P.3-11.
  • Ma, H. (2013) “The Cultural and Creative Industries Development in China”, Conference Proceedings: 2013 Annual Conference on Management and Social Science.
  • Ma, H. (2012) “A Study of Creative Problem Solving Behaviour of Design Students”, Conference Proceedings: Nineteenth International Conference on Learning.
  • Ma, H. (2011) “Management of Creativity in the Contextual Concerns of Creative Industries”, Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal. Vol. 5 Issue 4. P.377-383.
  • Ma, H. (2011) “Game Based Approach for Process Design Learning”, Conference Proceedings: International Technology, Education and Development Conference.
  • Ma, H. (2007) “New Media Research Tradition – from Traditional Media to New Media”, Conference Proceedings: 融合与创新 -- 现代传媒发展高峰论坛.
  • Penfold, P. and Ma, H. (2007) “Developing a virtual environment for teaching hotel management students”, Conference Proceedings: International Association for development of the information society.
  • Lau, N. and Ma, H. (2007) “Reconstructing motion data for evaluation in Design Process”, Conference Proceedings: International Association of Societies of Design Research.
  • Xin, X., Ma, H and Vogel, C. (2007) “Motion Capture as a User Research Tool in ‘Dynamic Ergonomics’”, Conference Proceedings: International Association of Societies of Design Research.
  • Ma, H. (2007) “Different dimensions of creativity: Defining creative industries”, Conference Proceedings: Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Urban Planning Society of China.
  • Ma, H. (2006) “Strategic concerns of sustainable development on commercialization of technology in universities: a Hong Kong perspective”, Conference Proceedings: International Association for Management of Technology.


Area of Expertise :

Cultural and Creative Industries, Game Based Learning, Animation, Sound Design, Digital Media

Profile :

Henry Ma currently serves as Associate Dean of School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Guest Professor of the Beijing Film Academy and Visiting Professor of the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. In 2007, he obtained the 1st Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Person of the Year Award (Digital Entertainment Education Category). With his active participation in the creative media industry, he has been involved in the design and production of stage, film and TV projects.

Henry graduated from School of Technical Arts of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, School of Management of the University of Leicester, and the Centre for Mass Communication Research of the University of Leicester. Henry is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, Broad Member of the Hong Kong ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter and Vice-Chairman (Education) of the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association. With his substantial experiences in the industry, he served as panel members of the Hong Kong ICT Awards, the Hong Kong Film Award, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Award, the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Excellence Award, and the Project Grants distributed by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Film and Media Arts Committee.


Email :

Tel : 2766 4739

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