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Mao Mao

Mao Mao

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Psychology
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB


Before entering Cambridge, Mao got her Master’s Degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Tsinghua University, and worked at the Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Before that she did her undergraduate studies on Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University. Along with research, Mao enjoys interdisciplinary research involving music and design. 


  • psychology of change
  • healthy cognitive ageing
  • Emotional development


Collaborators outside this directory

Key Publications

Mao, M., Good, D.A. (2018). Understanding the Use and Motivation of Digital Music Technologies among Middle-Aged and Older adults. Accepted by the 32nd annual conference of the British HCI Group (HCI 2018).

Mao, M., Blackwell, A. F., & Good, D. A. (2017). Retirement Transition in the Digital Ecology: Reflecting on Identity Reconstruction and Technology Appropriation. ArXiv:1710.08867 [Cs]

Mao, M., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., & Good, D. (2017, February). Testing Ageing Theory among Later Middle-aged and Older Users Using Social Media. In Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 247-250). ACM.

Mao, M., Blackwell, A.F., Lukate J.M., Good, D.A. (2016) Supporting Retirement Socially and Musically by Technology: An Ethnographic Study of Local Community Musicians. In CHI '16 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (Accepted)

Rau, P. L. P., Huang, E., Mao, M., Gao, Q., Feng, C., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Exploring interactive style and user experience design for social web of things of Chinese users: A case study in Beijing. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies80, 24-35. 

Mao M., Rau PL.P. (2014) EEG-Based Measurement of Emotion Induced by Mode, Rhythm, and MV of Chinese Pop Music. In: Rau P.L.P. (eds) Cross-Cultural Design. CCD 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8528. Springer, Cham

Zhang, Y., Mao, M., Rau, P., Choe, P., Bela, L., Wang, F.(2013) Exploring Factors Influencing Multitasking Interaction with Multiple Smart Devices. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(6), 2579-2588.