• Sark, originally a non-sense word, is simply ‘Shark’ without an ‘h’ and it has been used as my English name since my adolescence.
  • P. – the initial of Pangrui (庞锐), my first name in Mandarin, is less introduced to my western friends as it is too confronting for them to pronounce.
  • Xing, my surname (邢), is pronounced as similar as ‘Sing’.


  • 🎓 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

    • Ph.D. Candidate 2021 - Present, Design, specializing in designing interactive materiality for everyday activities.
  • 🎓 Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

    • M.Sc. 2018 – 2020, Industrial Design, specializing in Interaction Design.
  • 🎓 Beijing Normal University Zhuhai, China


  • Fang, L., Xing, S.P., Ma, Z., Zhang, Z., Long, Y., Lee, K. and Wang, S.J., (2023). Emo-MG Framework: LSTM-based Multi-modal Emotion Detection through Electroencephalography Signals and Micro Gestures, Int. J. Hum.–Comput. Interact. DOI. (SCI, CS Q1, CCF-B. IF=4.92,)
  • Fang, L., Xing, S.P., Long, Y., Lee, K. and Wang, S.J., (2023). EmoSense: Revealing True Emotions Through Microgestures, Adv. Intell. Syst. 2300050. DOI. (SCI, CS Q1. IF=7.4)


  • Xing, S.P., Van Dijk, B., An, P., Bruns, M., Chuang, Y., Wang, S.J., (2023). Puffy: A Step-by-step Guide to Craft Bio-inspired Artifacts with Interactive Materiality, In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, (TEI ’23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA. DOI. (CORE A)

Academic & Community Services

  • Reviwer 2023
    • ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Poster
    • ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS): Paper & PWiP
    • International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Paper

Talks & Workshops

  • Xing, S.P., Fang, L, & Wang, S.J., (2022). Emo-sense Band: Capacitive Sensing Wristband that Detects Micro-gesture for Stress Recognition. the Outstanding Study Award of the International Conference on Intelligent Wearable Systems (ICIWS 2022)
  • Xing, S.P. & Chuang, Y. (2021). ESPBoost: A Rapid Prototyping Toolkit for Helping Designers Create the Internet of Tangible Things, In Proceedings of the 2021 Workshops on Computer Human Interaction in IoT Applications. CHIIoT 2021. PDF


  • Xing, Pangrui. 2017. 折纸遥控玩具. CN 206,404,327 U, filed Dec 26, 2016, and issued August 15, 2017.
  • Xing, Pangrui. 2017. 玩具摇控驱动器. ZL 201630571980.0 , filed Nov 24, 2016, and issued June 20, 2017.


  • 2018 Excellent Graduate 优秀毕业生 , Industrial Design, BNUZ, achieved 87/100
  • Short-listed Award 入围奖, 2016 China Universities Industrial Design Competition, Nov 2016
  • 2016 1st Prize Scholarship 校级一等奖学金, Industrial Design, BNUZ, #1 ranked candidate
  • Silver Award 银奖, 2016 Dong Guan International Industrial Design Competition


  • 2019 Dutch Technology Week, Eindhoven, NL
  • 8th Guangdong Industrial Design Expo, Dec ‘16
  • 2nd Biennale of The Academy Awards | The Guangdong College Design Works, Dec ‘16

Teaching Assistant

  • SD5514, Advanced Visualization and Interaction, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • SD5969, Transformative Technologies, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professional Experiences

  • Intel-NTU IoX Center, Taipei, Research Intern, July – August ‘19
  • Official Design Research Studio, BNUZ, Teaching Assistant, ‘16 – ‘17
  • Cumulus Dafen Maker Workshop, Shenzhen, Selected Candidate, Summer ‘15



  • Languages: Mandarin (native), Hokkien (native), English (fluent), Cantonese (Basic).
  • User Evaluation: Wizard of Oz, Field study, Semi-structured interview, Thematic analysis.
  • Prototyping: Electronics (PCB design/soldering), Modelling (Foam/laser-cut/solidWorks), Sketching, Experience-able mock-up.
  • CAD Tool: Adobe Suite, SolidWorks, Keyshot, Final Cut Pro.
  • Front-end: HTML/CSS, JavaScript
  • Back-end: Python, Arduino (C/C++), (L)unix, Processing, OOCSI,self-hosted, MongoDB Atlas Firebase Realtime Database.