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Ts.John Hii Ing Kieng

Lecturer in Multimedia Design
PG Diploma in Computing, BA (Fine Arts) Hons

Faculty of Business, Design and Arts

Office No:+60 82 260 893
Fax No:+60 82 260 815
Room No: B211
Email: jhii@swinburne.edu.my


John is a lecturer with the FBDA where he teaches Digital Media Design and other multimedia courses. On top of coordinating and supervising industry-related projects, he had collaborated with leading companies and government agencies such as Microsoft, Google, Nokia, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creative Centre (MaGIC), SMA-TEGAS, Petrosains, Sarawak Tourism Board, Sarawak Museum, and Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). He had also mentored Swinburne’s students and alumni in various competitions including the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 where the university’s design students represented Malaysia in the world finals held in Seattle, Washington.

John is also the Apple Certified Education Trainer (APLP) where he provides comprehensive resources and service to help build skills in the Apple Ecosystem whilst integrating them into the learning modules for schools and universities across Malaysia. As the currently lead for Sarawak Chapter, Google Educator Group, John actively gives motivational talks and shares new technologies with teachers in the state while fostering new leaders groups in Sarawak.

John is also a Microsoft Influencer and Microsoft Partner through Microsoft Hololens projects and its showcase events.

He has years of experience in teaching and multimedia industry. His current areas of teaching include Final Year Capstone Project Digital Media Design and Video Compositing.

Research Interests

Mobile teaching and learning with social networking
Design Thinking in mobile games and apps
Blended learning and challenge based learning in schools
Multimedia technology design
Blended learning in mobile
UX design in spatial computing

Professional Memberships

Authorised Apple Education Trainer (2014)
Certified Trainer by Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) (2013)


‘Tou: The Sacrifice” game – Microsoft ImagineCup National and regional Champion (2015)
Google Education Group – Champion Teacher (2015)
‘Beads of Borneo’ game, nominated IndiePrize award by Casual Connect Asia (2015)
Apple Creative Educator (2015)
Top 10 Windows Apps developer in Malaysia (the only students group among the industry) (2013)