Ir. Wang, G.

Biography

Gubing Wang is a design engineer with an interest in designing for the emotional well-being of people with dementia. Dementia is a condition that affects fifty-million people worldwide. Over 80% of people with dementia exhibit behavioural and psychological symptoms during the course of their disease. The major symptoms are agitation, aggression, depression, apathy, and psychosis. Gubing’s outcome-driven PhD project is concerned with the reduction of these symptoms. 

It is a subject that has personal resonance for her as, five years ago, her grandmother was diagnosed with the condition. As a part-time family caregiver she has witnessed the erosion of her grandmother’s memory. In addition, she has experienced the distress of being unable to comfort a loved one who is suffering from both cognitive impairments and negative emotions.

Applying a user-centred approach with principles of Universal Design, she aims to improve the emotional wellbeing in People with Dementia. The design concept will be realised by applying the engineering skills honed in her undergraduate and master studies. This work connects two of the main research themes of the IDE faculty: ‘Care for our Health’ and ‘Meaningful Interactions’. 

Gubing welcomes enquiries about her work and is eager to discuss her research with people who share her interest. 

Education

  • 2016 – 2017 
    MEng degree in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • 2012 – 2015
    BEng degree in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London,United Kingdom

Experience

  • 2015 – 2016 
    Industrial Placement, Device Engineering, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom 

Specialisation / field of research

  • Design for Dementia 
  • Design for Aging 
  • Design for Experience 
  • User Centred Design 
  • Universal Design 
  • Design for Emotion