Professor AN is a researcher and educator at the intersection of Design and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The scope of AN’s research encompasses the design and implications of emerging intelligent, interactive systems in everyday scenarios, including Internet-of-Things (IoT) environments (e.g., smart classroom or office), and embodied, multi-modal user interfaces. AN received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. In the same department, he fulfilled a postdoctoral research program and several teaching duties. After that, he joined the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada, as a postdoctoral research fellow and sessional lecturer. AN’s research has been published in top academic venues in HCI and received recognitions such as “Best Paper Honorable Mention Award” (ACM CHI) and “Reviewers’ Choice Award” (INTERACT). His design works received two times of “Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best”, and an “iF Design Talent Award”. Over the past years, he has also been contributing to the community of Design and HCI as an organizer or reviewer of international conferences (e.g., CHI, DIS, TEI, IDC, Chinese CHI), and reviewing editor of peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Behavior & Information Technology, Taylor & Francis, and Experimental Results, Cambridge University Press).
Pengcheng An, Ziqi Zhou, Qing Liu, Yifei Yin, Linghao Du, Da-Yuan Huang, and Jian Zhao (2022). VibEmoji: Exploring User-authoring Multi-modal Emoticons in Social Communication, in: CHI'22 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York. (CCF-A) DOI: 10.1145/3491102.3501940.
Pengcheng An, Kenneth Holstein, Bernice d'Anjou, Berry Eggen and Saskia Bakker (2020). The TA framework: Designing Real-time Teaching Augmentation for K-12 Classrooms, in: CHI'20 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York. (CCF-A) DOI: 10.1145/3313831.3376277.
Pengcheng An, Saskia Bakker, Sara Ordanovski, Ruurd Taconis, Chris L.E. Paffen and Berry Eggen (2019). Unobtrusively Enhancing Reflection-in-Action of Teachers through Spatially Distributed Ambient Information, in: CHI '19 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York. (CCF-A, Best Paper Honorable Mention Award) DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300321.
Pengcheng An, Saskia Bakker and Berry Eggen (2017). FeetForward: On Blending New Classroom Technologies into Secondary School Teachers' Routines, in: INTERACT'17 - IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Springer. (Reviewers' Choice Award) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67684-5_20.
Gloria Fernandez-Nieto, Pengcheng An, Jian Zhao, Simon Buckingham Shum, and Roberto Martinez-Maldonado. (2022). Classroom Dandelions: Visualising Participant Position, Trajectory and Body Orientation Augments Teachers’ Sensemaking, in CHI’22: Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York. (CCF-A) DOI: 10.1145/3491102.3517736
Nine Sellier and Pengcheng An (2020). How peripheral interactive systems can support teachers with differentiated instruction: Using FireFlies as a probe, in: DIS'20 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive System. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York. DOI: 10.1145/3357236.3395497.
Di Zhou, Emilia Barakova, Pengcheng An and Matthias Rauterberg (2021). Assistant Robot Enhances the Perceived Communication Quality of People with Dementia: A Proof of Concept, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 52(3), 332-342. (SCI) DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2021.3112957.
Bin Yu, Pengcheng An, Sjoerd Hendriks, Ning Zhang, Loe Feijs, Min Li and Jun Hu (2021). ViBreathe: Heart Rate Variability Enhanced Respiration Training for Workaday Stress Management via an Eyes-Free Tangible Interface. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 37(16), 1551-1570. (SCI, SSCI) DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2021.1898827.
Shi Qiu, Pengcheng An, Jun Hu, Ting Han and Matthias Rauterberg (2019). Understanding visually impaired people's experiences of social signal perception in face-to-face communication, Universal Access in the Information Society, 19, 873-890. (SCI, SSCI) DOI: 10.1007/s10639-016-9494-9.