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Ms. Lau Man Ying Janet 劉文英女士
BA (Hons) Brighton UK, MA PolyU, MSC CUHK
Senior Lecturer
School of Arts and Social Sciences


Ms Janet Lau Man-ying, obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from the University of Brighton, UK. She received an MA in Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an MSc in Marketing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the OUHK, she worked at various local and international creative agencies and organizations as well as the HKSAR Government. Her research interests include the creative and cultural industries, visual design, advertising and branding, digitalisation and audiences, creativity, etc.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Visual Design and Aesthetics
  • Advertising and Branding
  • Digitalisation and Audiences
  • Creativity

Academic & Professional Experience

HK4As Creative Awards: Best Typography, Best Print Ad and Best Direct Mailing (1994) by The Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong

Selected Publications


  • Lau, M.Y. (2020) "Creativity in Cultural and Creative Industries: Creative Interpretation of Hong Kong Advertising". Hong Kong: The Open University of Hong Kong. (Chinese version only)
  • Lau, M.Y., Leung, M.L. and Wong, S.K. (2018). "Changes of Museums: Experiences of Hong Kong and Nearby Places". Hong Kong: The Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities, The Open University of Hong Kong. (Chinese version only)

Book Chapters

  • Tso, Anna W. B. and Lau, Janet M. Y. (2019) "The Digital and Multimodal Art Experience: A Hong Kong Case Study." In Wing-bo Tso (Ed.), Digital Humanities and New Ways of Teaching. Singapore: Springer.
  • Tso, Anna W. B. and Lau, Janet M. Y. (2018). “An Explorative Study on the Pedagogical Potential of Gamification.” In Li, K.C., Yuen, K.S. and Wong, B.T.M. (eds.). Innovations in Open and Flexible Education. Singapore: Springer.

Journal Articles

  • Lau, M. Y. “Westernization and Modernization: Book Design in Republican China”〈西化與現代化:民國時期的書刊雜誌設計〉in《二十一世紀/ 香港中文大學中國文化研究所》 (Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, The Chinese University), 172(2019.4): 125-133. (Chinese version only)
  • Tso, W. B. and Lau, M. Y. "Digital Game-based Learning: A Case Study of a Digital Educational Game in Hong Kong." Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies. 3.2(2016): 433 - 447. Web.

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Technical Advisors of Employees Retraining Board (ERB) (1 Apr 2017-31 Mar 2023)
  • Advisor for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) program - Hong Kong Heritage TV series (2017-18) organized by Hulu Culture, and co-organized by Intangible Cultural Heritage Office and RTHK.

Modified Date: 20 May, 2022
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