Jiayi (Jennifer) Jin is a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. She has a PhD, MArch (Dist), BA (Hons) in Architecture. She graduated with Bachelor of Architecture from both China and the UK, got the Master of Architecture with Distinction in 2013 from the University of Nottingham, and continued to undertake research and gained her Doctorate in Architecture in 2017. She currently teaches across the department, including Architectural communications, BArch & MArch Design studio & specialist seminars, and PhD supervision.
Her research and practice lie primarily in Architecture and Interaction Design, which includes Meaning making in museums and other semi-formal learning context, Contemporary museum and exhibition design and issues of narrative space and place making.
She also performs research studies on the role of new media and technologies in different aspects of knowledge production, with a focus on design and development of Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) spatial experiences within physical environments – both indoors (like spatial experience design and whole-body interactions with objects/exhibits in heritage attractions, museums, galleries) and outdoors (like urban interaction design in the city), which includes exploring participation and co-curation with the visitors/inhabitants.
She found the research-based practice Inter-lab from 2013, which explores the mechanisms, capacities and assemblages between space design, cultural influence, technologies and interaction.