Chong Li-Chuan (Chu'an) is a musician by training, composer by choice, an academic at large, and a consultant in user experience and strategic design.
Chuan lived in the UK for 15 years prior to his return to the island city-state, Singapore, in 2006.
He received his formal education at Goldsmiths College, University of London, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1999 and a Master of Music (Composition) in 2000. Between 2001 and 2005, Chuan was a post-graduate researcher in electroacoustic composition at the Stanley Glasser Electronic Music Studios (EMS) in Goldsmiths College.
His research interest includes, but is not limited to, acoustic ecology, aurality, listening, sound and semblance, the aesthetics of noise and silence, musicking, identity formation, gender, performativity, embodiment, and post-structuralism.
Chuan is currently the Programme Chair for the Diploma in New Media (DNM), under the School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic (RP). Previously, he was looking after the Diploma in Design for Interactivity (DDI).
Over the past five years at RP, Chuan had developed and shaped the curriculum and delivery of DDI, focusing on Interaction Design, User Experience Design, and Design Thinking.
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