CHUA Lay Peng 

Title: Research Associate (Part-Time)

Alumni: Master of Design, National Taipei University of Technology

Discipline/s: Design

Contact: 64994053


Chua Lay Peng (Christiana) is a part-time Research Associate at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC).

Christiana was among the pioneer system developers in Singapore to embrace web technologies at the turn of the 21st century. Her passion for a human-centric approach to system development and design sparked her life-long exploration of design and innovation. Her disciplines include Information Technology, Product Design, and User Experience. She seeks to conduct research in a systematic, regenerative approach to find co-winning solutions for businesses and communities. Christiana sees teaching as a channel for deepening and sharing knowledge and skills. She had previously taught at polytechnics and conducted online User Experience and Design Thinking workshops.

During her postgraduate study at the National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Christiana undertook a cross-cultural study in Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo to explore design factors of designated smoking spaces to reduce second-hand smoke in busy thoroughfares. She further her research under the Environmental Behavioural Sciences & Economics Research Unit (under the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment) to determine the effectiveness of designated smoking spaces in reducing second-hand smoke along Orchard Road, Singapore.

She is supporting King Wang and team on the "Future-Ready Multi-Generational Workers" project.


  • Master of Design, National Taipei University of Technology (2015)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences, National University of Singapore (1999)

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

  • Zheng, Meng-Cong., & Chua, Lay-Peng. (2016). "Design factor for public smoking facility: A comparative case study of Taiwan and Japan". International Conference on Applied System Innovation (ICASI).
  • Chua, Lay Peng., & Zheng, Meng-Cong. (2013, August). "Public Design Perspective on Smoke-restricted Premises of Educational Institution, Taiwan National Taipei University as a case study". 5th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) 2013 on Consilience and Innovation in Design. Organised by IASDR. (Poster-presenter).