Sound Studies Group





This is the Sound Studies Group at the SUSTech School of Design, Shenzhen. It is led by Dr. Qiushi Xu and Dr. Marcel Zaes Sagesser. Our research focuses on sound in relationship with technology, the environment, and human listening. It includes sound technology, sound studies, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), sound design, philosophy of science and technology, spatial audio, interactive audio, and creative media. The output of this team is published in prestigious international journals, at domestic and international conferences, and at international exhibitions and concert halls.


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Qiuya (Angela) Xiang





Xiang Qiuya (Angela) is a researcher specializing in soundscapes, mental health, and spatial perception. She studied Landscape Architecture and Transitional Environment Design. And she graduated with a master’s degree from the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In response to SDG’s goal of good health and well-being, Angela is interested in how sound in urban affects people’s mental health, and what is the therapeutic mechanism of soundscapes on the human body. She also trying to create restorative design solutions to help people.
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