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					Jeffrey Tzu Kwan
Valino Koh
Experiential Designer & Researcher




Male, Canadian                       Profile
Born June 12th, 1978
                                     Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh has spent most of his life so far in Toronto, Canada but has
21 Club Street #02-05                managed to live, work and study in Zurich, London, Rotterdam, Berlin, Seoul, Singapore and
Singapore 069410
+65 9824 9855
                                     Tokyo.
jtkvkoh@gmail.com
http://villainous.biz/               He is a multi-talented, trans-disciplinary experiential designer who has worked on catwalk and
                                     fashion show designs for PRADA, advertising and gallery curation for KesselsKramer, and
                                     architecture and exhibition designs for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture / Rem Koolhaas.

                                     In the past he studied Semiotics and Fashion Photography, and was awarded his BFA in
                                     Monumental Kunst from the Aki Academy of Art and Design (ArtEZ) in Enschede, the
                                     Netherlands and an MA in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments from Central Saint
                                     Martins College of Art & Design in London, United Kingdom.

                                     He is pursuing a PhD at the Mixed Reality Lab / Keio-NUS CUTE Center at the National
                                     University of Singapore and is a visiting research scholar at Keio University in Japan, where his
                                     research interests include liquid-based tangible user interfaces, interactive digital media, organic
                                     user interfaces, ludology, cognitive enactive learning and ubiquitous, pervasive and persuasive
                                     computing.

                                     Selected Professional Experience
                                     Research Scholar, Interactive & Digital Media Institute; Singapore, SG - August 2009 to
                                     Current
                                     Currently working as a PhD research scholar at the Mixed Reality Lab and Keio-NUS CUTE
                                     Center in the Interactive & Digital Media Institute at the National University of Singapore.

                                     Creative Office Manager, KesselsKramer(KKOUTLET); London, UK - Jan. 2008 to Feb. 2009
                                     Managed the London-based office of advertising agency KesselsKramer. Tasks included public
                                     relations, curation of monthly exhibitions and management for the smooth running of the office
                                     environment.

                                     Exhibition Designer, OMA/AMO; Rotterdam, NL - May to Oct. 2007
                                     Collaboratively developed exhibitions for AMO including the AMO Standard Exposition, the
                                     PRADA Women Spring/Summer 2008 fashion show Milan, the Miu Miu Women Spring/
                                     Summer 2008 fashion show Paris, and conceptualized the PRADA.com eShop.
                         Experiential Designer, Southbank Centre, London, UK - April to June 2007
                         Collaboratively designed and implemented key elements of the Gamelan stage and user
                         experience for the grand reopening event of Southbank Centre. Tasks included delivery of
                         studies regarding ideal Pendopo location and program, people flow, dwell time and wayfinding.
                         Also co-designed and built new travel cases for every piece of the Gamelan instrument that
                         converts to audience seating and stage isolation.

                         Network Administrator, V2 Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, NL - February to April
Male, Canadian           2007
Born June 12th, 1978
                         Worked with a team of IT professionals designing and implementing infrastructure in support of
21 Club Street #02-05    the Rotterdam Media Arts Festival, 2007. Responsibilities included deployment of various wired
Singapore 069410
                         and wireless infrastructure, providing technical support to visiting artists and V2 staff and live
+65 9824 9855
jtkvkoh@gmail.com        streaming of events spanning multiple physical locations onto the Internet.
http://villainous.biz/

                         Education
                         National University of Singapore, Singapore, SG
                         Ph.D. Integrative Sciences & Engineering, 2009-2013 (expected)

                         Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK
                         MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments, 2006-2008

                         The AKi Academy of Art and Design, Enschede, NL
                         BA Monumental Kunst, 2002-2005

                         Publications
                         Adrian David Cheok, Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh, Roshan Lalintha Peiris et al. (2011) Mixed
                         Reality Lab Singapore : A Genealogy of Lab Projects Employing the Blue Sky Innovation
                         Research Methodology. In CSCW '11: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative
                         Work (CSCW 2011).

                         Hooman Aghaebrahimi Samani, Adrian David Cheok, Mili John Tharakan et al. (2010) A
                         Design Process for Lovotics. In International conference on Human-robot personal relationships
                         (HRPR 2010).

                         Yongsoon Choi, Adrian David Cheok, Veronica Halupka et al. (2010) Flavor Visualization :
                         Taste Guidance in Co-cooking System for Coexistence, 53-60. In International Symposium on
                         Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2010).

                         Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh, Kasun Karunanayaka, Jose R. Sepulveda et al. (2010) Liquid
                         Interfaces - A Malleable, Transient, Direct-Touch Interface. In International Conference on Digital
                         Interactive Media in Entertainment & Arts (ACE 2010).

                         Kasun Karunanayaka, Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh, Jose Sepulveda et al. (2010) Liquid
                         Interfaces - A New Creative Entertainment Technology. In International Conference on Digital
                         Interactive Media in Entertainment & Arts (ACE 2010).
                         Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh, Yan Yan Cao, Xuan Wang et al. (2010) Playful Utensils. In
                         Ambiant Assisted Living Forum, YR-RISE Workshop (AAL 2010).

                         Karin Aue, Jeffrey Koh (2010) The Urban Rhythm, 25-32. In MONU Magazine #13 Most
                         Valuable Urbanism.

                         Invited Talks
                         Patricia R. Zimmermann, Adrian David Cheok, Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh et al. (2010)
Male, Canadian           International Communications Association Conference (ICA 2010) - Open Space: The Flexible
Born June 12th, 1978     Space of Interface and New Media Machines.
21 Club Street #02-05
Singapore 069410         TEDx Zurich (2010) Jef Koh Builds Animated Interactive Liquids. http://www.youtube.com/
+65 9824 9855            watch?v=8W9PMeWjmO4
jtkvkoh@gmail.com
http://villainous.biz/
                         Patents
                         Adrian David Cheok, Jose Ramon Sepulveda, Jeffrey Koh et al. (2010) US Provisional Patent
                         Application No. 61/382,374 - Liquid Interfaces - A Malleable Interface Using Direct Interaction
                         for 3D Representation.

                         Awards & Grants
                         Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE2010) Creative
                         Showcase Golden Award, November 2010

                         NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering Scholarship (NGS),
                         August 2009

                         Selected Exhibitions
                         Singapore Design Festival 2009, Singapore, SG - Fight With Flowers, November 2009

                         University College London/Garage Theatre, London, UK - What Good are the Arts?,
                         March 2007

                         Sternen Staub, Berlin, DE - Solo Exhibition, May 2006

                         Zhaus: The Livingroom Exhibitions, Vienna, AUS - Performance Artist, March 2006

                         Bookville, Newcastle, UK - International Week, March 2005

                         Kloster Bentlage/Kulturforum, Rheine, DE - O Sole Mio, January 2004

                         Cinema Münster, Münster, DE - Stichting Silo, October 2004

				
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