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About Huatong Sun

I research how to design and innovate for usable, meaningful, and empowering technology to bridge differences in a globalized world. OUP Book author of “Cross-Cultural Technology Design” (2012, NCTE Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication) and “Global Social Media Design” (2020, CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award, CCCC Research Impact Award, NCTE Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication), I write for pubic media including Fast Company and The Conversation, speak at SXSW, STC, UXPA, CHI, and ATTW, and teach workshops at local SIGs and international conferences. Twitter handle: @huatongs


Present Assistant Professor, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication Award by NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
  • Best Article of Technical Communication Quarterly
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication
  • Best Thesis Award in Localisation Research


  • TCOM 330 Mobile Communication & Social Practice
  • TWRT 440 Cross-Cultural Communication Design
  • TCOM 420 Advanced Web Design
  • TCOM 350 Editing and Design for Print Media
  • TCOM 320 Principles of Web Design
  • TCOM 220 Social Media

Books (2)

Book Chapters (1)

Book Reviews (1)

Articles (16)

Conference Proceedings (6)