Singapore Institute of Technology

Agnes Xue Lishan

Associate Professor (Health sciences; Built environment and design)


A Red-Dot award and A’Design winning designer and the first Industrial Designer in Singapore to be awarded the Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) qualification from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Associate Professor (Dr) Agnes Xue's research interest has always been exploring better designs for healthcare that will have user-centric impact in this digital age. Her professional and teaching experience include work at Siemens Medical Instruments, the Design Singapore Council and NUS, Singapore-Stanford Biodesign program A*STAR. Agnes has always been an entrepreneur at heart. During her time outside of the university, she has invested and started a 3D visualisation design consultancy and an interior design company. In her personal capacity, she served in the Council of the Lupus Association Singapore. SIT Faculty Profile


  • The design evolution of medical devices: moving from object to user
  • Towards female preferences in design - A pilot study
  • The perception and intention to adopt female-focused healthcare applications (FHA): A comparison between healthcare workers and non-healthcare workers
  • A study on Singaporean women's acceptance of using mobile phones to seek health information
  • An exploratory study of ageing women's perception on access to health informatics via a mobile phone-based intervention
  • Factors associated with mobile health information seeking among Singaporean women
  • Design and Multi-disciplinarity: Co-creation in Practice
  • Framework Examining Female User Response to GUI for E-Health Information
  • Mobile phone-based health application for women: A Singapore study
  • Introducing a Female-focused Design Strategy (FDS) for future healthcare design
  • Sketching or Cadding
  • Thinking Design for Women’s Health
  • Journeying toward Female- focused m-Health applications
  • Towards Pleasure-Based Approach in Design
  • Journeying toward female-focused m-health applications
  • A Finance-Based Self-Learning Online Platform for Holistic Evaluation of Innovation Projects
  • Service-Learning and Design Education – How might we encourage applied learning for stronger community engagement?
  • Transforming Healthcare “From Quality to Value” through Applied Learning Pedagogy and Transformational Learning Philosophy

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