Leyi (Lori) Ouyang

Leyi (Lori) Ouyang’s research focusses on designing digital audio-oriented technologies for young children to play actively and interactive technologies for young children to learn music. Lori’s Master of Philosophy thesis examined how music educators can employ digital technology in early childhood education and presented three new digital technology designs and recommendations for design researchers and educators. Lori’s project Designing Tangible Interactions with Children for Pre-school Music Education was successfully accepted by OzCHI 2020. Lori will contribute to the Educated and Connected Child programs, where she will focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of new technologies that engage young children in active play through audio interfaces. Lori hopes that the knowledge learned during her PhD to explore the potential of tangible interactive technologies will enhance young children’s early learning and the design of audio-oriented interactive technologies to support play-based learning.

Professor Peta Wyeth

Earliest digital memory
My cousin’s Walkman stayed with me every night during primary school.

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