Associate Professor Ming Cheung

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Ming Cheung
  Org Unit Media
  Email ming.cheung@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 8358
  Mobile +61 4 6838 1121
  Location Floor/Room 9 07 ,  Napier Building ,   North Terrace

Ming Cheung, PhD (張可明) is Associate Professor of Media with Tenure at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Her research centres on design, and she conducts research on visual communication, digital marketing and advertising, participatory social media, user experience design, design strategy and service innovation, design education and creativity, and intellectual property in design. She holds degrees with First Class Honours or Program Distinction in design, law, information technology, education, languages and music. She has led and completed 23 national and university grant projects and published productively in some of the top-ranked international journals. Since 2007, sixteen of her refereed publications were published in SCI-, SSCI- or AHCI-listed journals. The majority are sole-authored. A Best Paper Awardee, she has consistently presented her research in the largest and most prestigious international conferences in her field. She started her career as a practitioner in advertising and design, having worked as Principal Consultant in a design agency for 11 years. She also worked as Project Manager leading and managing 56 staff members in the Hong Kong Government. She then joined City University of Hong Kong as a faculty member. She was awarded the University Teaching Excellence Award of CityU in 2005 and was the Program Director of BA (Hons) in Integrated Strategic Communication of CityU from 2007 to 2010. She was Visiting Associate Professor of Digital and Creative Media at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China in 2011, during which she networked with more than 100 media and product designers in Ningbo and Shanghai. She was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication in 2011-2014, and Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of South Australia in 2010-2013. She is currently also Visiting Professor of Information Design at the National University of Kaohsiung's Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Adjunct Associate Professor of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design, Visiting Scholar of Design at Tsinghua University's Academy of Arts and Design, and Permanent Member of the University of Adelaide's JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice. She was awarded the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Arts Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and also the Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014, and the Faculty's Outstanding Student Feedback in Learning and Teaching Award in 2012. She writes in English and Chinese, and speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin as well as some Japanese and Korean. She was a brass band conductor before, and learnt oil painting from her father since four years old and darkroom photography from her brother since seven. She plays the piano and flute, and is a lover of squash and water sports. Her favourite places of interest include the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Maui, Molokini, Hokkaido, Ulladulla, New Zealand and Amazon Rainforest. She is now working on her sole-authored academic book "User Experience Design: Advances in Research and Practice" as well as her visual autobiography "十一月二十一".

Personal website: http://www.mingcheung.com/ (forthcoming)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mingcheunghm 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mingcheunghm

PhD (Birmingham), LLM (HKU), MDes (HKPolyU), MScITM (CUHK), MALS (HKBU), LLB (London), BEd (London), PgDipPsy (CUHK), PgCertTran (HKU), DipCIS (London), DipEd (HKBU), Teacher's Certificate (SRBCE), Theory of Music (ABRSM Grade 8)

Best Paper Award, The 60th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 2010

General Research Fund Award, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2010-2013

Outstanding Student Feedback in Learning and Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide, 2012

Legendary Lecturer, The University of Adelaide, 2013

Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide, 2014

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide, 2014

University Teaching Excellence Award, City University of Hong Kong, 2005

Selection Panel Member, University Teaching Excellence Awards, City University of Hong Kong, 2008

Graduated with First Class Honours, BEd in Music and English (London U)

Graduated with Program Distinction, LLM in IT & IP Law (HKU)

Graduated with Program Distinction, Master of Design (HKPolyU)

Graduated with Program Distinction, MSc in IT Management (CUHK)

Graduated with Program Distinction, MA in Language Studies (HKBU)

Graduated with Program Distinction, Diploma in Comp & IS (London U)

Graduated with Program Distinction, Diploma in Music Ed Project (HKBU)

Graduated with Program Distinction, Teacher's Certificate (SRBCE)

Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance, MSc in IT Management (CUHK)

On Dean's List, MSc in IT Management (CUHK)

Visual Communication (CityU)
Communication Design (CityU)
Introduction to Advertising (CityU)
Integrated Marketing Communications (CityU)

Digital Platforms (Adelaide)

User Experience Design (Adelaide)
Story/Technology (Adelaide)
Completed Mentoring of 4 Chinese Visiting Scholars (CityU)

Completed Supervision of 1 MPhil Student (CityU)

Completed Supervision of 2 PhD Students (Adelaide)
Current Supervision of 2 PhD Candidates (Adelaide)

Completed Supervision of 1 Honours Student (Adelaide)

- Awarded with First Class Honours, 2012

Completed Supervision of 1 Art Internship Student (Adelaide)

- Awarded with High Distinction, 2014

Completed Supervision of 1 Art Internship Student (Adelaide)

- Awarded with High Distinction, 2015

DESIGN: Visual Communication, Digital Marketing and Advertising, Participatory Social Media, User Experience Design, Design Strategy and Service Innovation, Design Education and Creativity, Intellectual Property in Design

 

Ming welcomes enquires on research supervision on the above for traditional or creative PhD/MPhil.

Some of Ming’s refereed publications:

 

Cheung, Ming (2016) “User experience design in digital service innovation”, in P. Sparke and F. Fisher (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Design Studies, pp. 330-338. Oxon and New York: Routledge.

 

Cheung, Ming (2016) "The e-commerce revolution: ensuring trust and consumer rights in China", in M. Keane (ed.) Handbook of Cultural Industries in China, pp. 412-430. Edward Elgar.

 

Ryman, W. and Cheung, Ming (2015) “Communication of fantasy sports: a comparative study of user-generated content by professional and amateur writers”, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 58(2), 192-207 [SSCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2014) “Copyright challenges facing the website design industry: a survey with creative directors in Hong Kong”, The Design Journal, 17(2), 291-313 [AHCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2014) “Contemporary Chinese art and the dream of glocalisation”, Social Semiotics, 24(2): 225-242.

 

Cheung, Ming and Fan, J. (2013) “Carbon reduction in a high-density city: a case study of Langham Place Hotel Mongkok Hong Kong”, Renewable Energy, 50, 433-440 [SCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2012) “When mind, heart, and hands meet: communication design and designers”, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 22(4), 489-511 [SCI-listed] [Best Paper Award in ICA2010].

 

Cheung, Ming (2012) “The branding of a quality liquor as a symbolic effort toward bringing China forward culturally: a comparative study of Wuliangye and Absolut Vodka”, Semiotica, 2012(192), 471-499 [AHCI-listed & SSCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2012) “Design thinking in healthcare: innovative product development through the iNPD Process”, The Design Journal, 15(3), 299-324 [AHCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2012) “Shanzhai phenomenon in China: the disparity between IPR legislation and enforcement”, International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 43(1), 3-20 [SSCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2011) Factors affecting the design of electronic direct mail messages: implications for professional communicators, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 54(3), 279-298 [SSCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2011) Sales promotion communication in Chinese and English: a thematic analysis”, Journal of Pragmatics, 43(4), 1061-1079 [SSCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2011) Creativity in advertising design education: an experimental study, Instructional Science, 39(6), 843-864 [SSCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming and Cheung, K.Y. (2010) “On health sustenance and surgical innovation: an inquiry into linear and circular circularity”, Surgical Innovation, 17(1), 14-27 [SCI-listed].

 

Yang, C.F., Cheung, Ming, Huang, C.Y., and Sun, J.S. (2010) Print a compact single- and quad-band slot antenna on ceramic substrate, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 24, 1697-1707 [SCI-listed].

 

Chen, W.N., Chia, W.K., Cheung, Ming, and Yang, C.F. (2010) Compact etched ground structure ultra-wideband bandpass filter with adjustable bandwidth, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 24, 1375-1386 [SCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming (2010) “The globalization and localization of persuasive marketing communication: a cross-linguistic socio-cultural analysis”, Journal of Pragmatics, 42(2), 354-376 [SSCI-listed].

 

Cheung, Ming and DeCaro, P. (2009) “Persuasive speaking: strategies for causing attitudinal and behavioral change”, Public Speaking: Conveying Your Communication Confidence, First Edition, online, 22 pages. American Communication Association.

 

DeCaro, P. and Cheung, Ming (2009) “Persuasive speaking: origins of persuasion”, Public Speaking: Conveying Your Communication Confidence, First Edition, online, 13 pages. American Communication Association.

 

Cheung, Ming (2008) "Click here: the impact of new media on the encoding of persuasive messages in direct marketing", Discourse Studies, 10(2), 161-189 [SSCI-listed].

Some of Ming’s recent consultancies:

 

Branding: Kozan Sabou; Questhub.com

 

Corporate Identity: Hong Kong Spine Navigation Centre; City University of Hong Kong

 

Corporate Communications: Fuji Xerox; DHL; Herbalife; Compass Technology

 

Product Package Design: Freeline

 

Web Infrastructure: Lee Kum Kee

Some of Ming’s professional services:

 

Senior Fellow & Board of Directors, Amercian Communication Association, 2006-2010.

 

Public Relations Co-Chair, Hong Kong Web Society, 2006-2014.

 

Program Validation Panel Chair, Discipline of Communication, Hong Kong College of Technology, 2011.

 

Program Validation Panel Member, Discipline of Design, Hong Kong Design Institute, 2011.

 

External Examiner, Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Program in Advertising Design, Multimedia University Malaysia, 2015-present. 

 

External Examiner, Higher Diploma Program in Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009-2012.

 

External Examiner, Higher Diploma Program in Public Relations and Advertising, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009-2012.

 

External Examiner, Associate of Arts in Media and Publication Design, Community College of City University of Hong Kong, 2007-2011.

 

External Examiner, Diploma Program in Communication and Languages, Hong Kong College of Technology, 2006-2012.

 

Some of Ming's administration services:

 

Program Director, BA (Hons) Integrated Strategic Communication, City University of Hong Kong, 2007-2010.

 

Deputy Program Director, BA (Hons) English for Professional Communication, City University of Hong Kong, 2005-2007.

 

Program Director, Minor Degree in Business Communication, City University of Hong Kong, 2006-2008.

 

Department Coordinator, Industrial Attachment Scheme, City University of Hong Kong, 2003-2005.

 

Manager and Interior Designer, Advertising and Design Shooting Studio, City University of Hong Kong, 2008-2010.

 

Committee Member of University, Faculty and Department Committees, City University of Hong Kong, 2005-2011.

 

Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Department of Media, The University of Adelaide, 2012-2013.

 

Committee Member of Faculty and Department Committees, The University of Adelaide, 2012-present.

 

Some of Ming's editorial services:

 

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 2011-2014.

 

Editorial Board, Online Journal of Communication and Media Technology, 2011-present.

 

Editorial Board, Asian EFL Journal, 2005-2009.

 

Reviewer for Journal of Communication, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Interactive Advertising, Language and Communication, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

 

Some of Ming’s conference organisation:

 

International Liaison Chair, The 2016 International Conference on Applied System Innovation, Okinawa, Japan, 26-30 May 2016.

 

International Liaison Chair, The 4th International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, Hunan, China, 24-28 October 2015.

 

Co-Convenor, Media Research Day on Disruptive Media: Issues, Questions, Approaches, The University of Adelaide, Australia, 23 September 2015.

 

Program Committee Member, The 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers: Learn x Design, Chicago, US, 28 June - 1 July 2015.

 

International Liaison Chair, The 2015 International Conference on Applied System Innovation, Osaka, Japan, 22-26 May 2015.

 

International Liaison Chair, The 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, Guizhou, China, 18-22 October 2014.

 

International Committee Member, The 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 12-14 December 2013.

 

Scientific Board Member, The International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design, Istanbul, Turkey, 9-11 May 2012.

 

Master of Ceremonies, The 10th International Conference on Web-based Learning, Hong Kong, 8-10 December 2011.

 

Asian and Oceania Coordinator, Congress of the Americas II, International Communication Association (ICA) and American Communication Association (ACA), Mexico City, Mexico, 8-11 October 2008.

 

International Committee Member, International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Mechatronics and Applications, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 16-17 November 2007.

 

Activity Co-Chair, The 6th International Conference on Web-based Learning, Edinburgh, UK, 15-17 August 2007.

 

Master of Ceremonies, The 4th International Conference on Web-based Learning, Hong Kong, 31 July - 3 August 2005.

 

Publication Co-Chair, The 4th International Conference on Web-based Learning, Hong Kong, 31 July - 3 August 2005.

 

Some of Ming’s invited speeches:

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “User experience design in digital service innovation”, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 19 January 2016.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, "The e-commerce boom and consumer rights protection in China", National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, 19 January 2016.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Cultural and creative industries”, InterculturAdelaide, Adelaide, Australia, 9 July 2015.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Copyright in digital media design”, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 8 January 2015.

 

Cheung, Ming, Keynote Speaker, “Digital platforms and participatory social media”, Symposium on Cloud and Multimedia Computing, Suzhou, China, 26 June 2013.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, Research Rising Stars Presentation, The University of Adelaide Council, 10 September 2012.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Writing for the media”, Hong Kong College of Technology, 3 April 2012.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Visual communication”, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 10 November 2011.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Copyright challenges facing the website design industry”, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 19 October 2011.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Brand yourself, present yourself”, JobsDB Hong Kong, 19 May 2011.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Brand yourself, present yourself”, JobsDB Hong Kong, 26 July 2010.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Social media: Interactive technologies, future strategies” for Chairmen and Directors, Kingsmen International, 22 January 2010.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Brand yourself, present yourself”, JobsDB Hong Kong, 3 April 2009.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, "Postgraduate forum on challenges of conducting quality research”, School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 31 March 2009.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Communication management and interpersonal skills for Senior Executives, China Eastern Airlines, 6 December 2006.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “The role and possibilities of integrating media technologies in English language education”, Education and Manpower Bureau, The Government of Hong Kong, 10 June 2006.

 

Cheung, Ming, Invited Speaker, “Campaign management for Senior Government Officials, Fujian Province, China, 4 April 2006.

 

Some of Ming’s invited judging activities:

 

Panel Judge, The Best of the Best Awards, JCDecaux Pearl & Dean, March 2010.

 

Panel Judge, Photography Competition “O I See Campaign, ORBIS, March 2009.

 

Panel Judge, Photography Competition “Eye Seek You Campaign, ORBIS, March 2006.

 

Panel Judge, Postcard Design Competition, Teen AIDS, December 2006.

 

Panel Judge, Photography Competition “Your Joyful Time”, Save the Children Hong Kong, January 2005.

 

Panel Judge, Lomography Competition "Made in Hong Kong", Lomographic Society Asia, January 2005.

 

Some of Ming's recent volunteer work:

 

Chinese Language Teacher, Prospect North Primary School, Adelaide, 2015.

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