PhD (HK PolyU), MPhil (HKUST), BEng (HKUST)
Dr. Newman Lau is the Associate Professor in the School of Design. He specializes in interaction design and applies the concepts to cross-disciplinary works. His current research focuses on human factor design through user behavior, motivation, and user-centric analysis. Design for healthcare and wellbeing is one of his major project themes. Capturing and analyzing human body movement is his core research topics. Various research projects include interpreting movement appears in various areas, for instance, ergonomics, sports, wearables in daily activities, etc. Based on his extensive network with the industry and society, collaboration with various stakeholders has been facilitated in various funded research, projects, and awards. That aligns entities ranging from design, engineering, healthcare, community, business, etc. He has more than 40 research publications, in which about 10 of those are journal articles, including International Education Studies, International Journal of Visual Design, Leonardo, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Human Kinetics, Motor Control, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, etc., with the highest one as 54 at Google h5-index.