About Me


This is me. Janet.

Current location: Pittsburgh PA, USA (01.2015 – 2016)
Previous locations: Zürich, CH (2010, 01.2013 – 01.2015) | Melbourne, AU (2003 – 2009, 2011 – 2013) | Taiping, MY (1985 – 2002)

What this blog is about: Posts about my life, my pets, my craft work and hobbies
Skills: Teddy bears, plush toys, fine jewellery, polymer clay jewellery, graphic design

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Tertiary Qualifications (these are from a looooong time ago, no need to look)

Research Interests

  • Usability of User Interfaces
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Interaction Design
  • Information Visualisation

Experiences
Auslan Anywhere DS for Deaf Children Australia (2009)

  • Pixel graphics design
  • Layout design

IT Research Assistant at Monash University (2006 – 2009)

  • 3D plants and landscape design
  • Graphics design and prototype animations for multi-touch software
  • Building interactive environments

Educational Background
Honours Degree of Information Technology and Systems, Monash University

  • Jul 2007 to Nov 2008, Graduating May 2009, First Class Honours
  • Exploring the usability of graphical user interfaces and interaction strategies for scientific and educational simulations.
  • Investigating information visualisation and interaction design to address ecologically-related issues.

Bachelor of Multimedia Systems (Applications), Monash University

  • Feb 2004 to Nov 2006, Graduated May 2007
  • IT with a focus on the application of new media software and techniques.

Awards and Scholarships Received

  • University Medal for Undergraduate Academic Excellence 2009
  • Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship 2008
  • Google Anita Borg Scholarship finalist for Australia and New Zealand 2007
  • Monash University International Scholarship for Excellence for Bachelor of Multimedia Systems 2006
  • Outstanding Student Award for the Bachelor of Multimedia course by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) 2005
  • Membership into Golden Key International Honour Society for academic excellence 2005