Refereed Book Chapters

  1. Boyd Davis, S., Davies, G., Haddad, R. and Lai, M. K. (2007) Smell me: engaging with an interactive olfactory game. In: People and computers XX: engage: proceedings of HCI 2006. People and Computers (20). Springer, London. ISBN 9781846285882. 25-40.

Refereed Journal Article

  1. Westergård, F. H., Komang-Sønderbek, J., Blichfeldt, M. E., Fritsch, J., Wun, T., Mikalauskas, C., Ta, K., Horacsek, J., Oehlberg, L., Uriu, D., Odom, W., Lai, M. K., Inami, M., Bewley, H. & Boer, L. (2019, Feburary). Demo hour. Interactions, 26(2), 10-13. ISSN:1072-5520. DOI:
  2. Lai, M. K. (2018, November) The Art of Digital Scent – People, Space and Time. Journal Of Science And Technology Of The Arts, 10(1), 2- 29-42. ISSN: 1646-9798. DOI:

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Lai, M. K., Cao, Y. Y. (2019, March). Designing Interactive Olfactory Experience in Real Context and Applications. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM. Tempe, Arizona, USA.
  2. Uriu, D., Odom, W., Lai, M. K., Taoka, S. and Inami, M. (2018, June). SenseCenser: an Interactive Device for Sensing Incense Smoke & Supporting Memorialization Rituals in Japan. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. ACM. ISBN: 978-1-4503-5631-2. DOI:
  3. Lai, M. K. (2018, April). Let’s Feel the World: Adopting Sensory Ethnography in Interaction Design for Phenomenon Based Learning. In Conjunction & Integration the 6th Design Education Forum. Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao.
  4. Lai, M. K. (2017, September). The Scent of Digital Art – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Digital Arts (pp. 141-146). ACM. University of Saint Joseph, Macao. ISBN: 978-1-4503-5273-4. DOI:
  5. Lai, M. K. (2016, May). Flip the Book – Flip the Memories: a Case Study of Multimodal Interaction for the library located in Macao World Heritage site. The 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA 2016. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. ISBN: 978-962-442-397-6. pp.297-300
  6. Lai, M. K. (2015, July). Universal Scent Blackbox: Engaging Visitors Communication through Creating Olfactory Experience at Art Museum. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication (Article No.: 27). ACM. University of Limerick, Ireland.
    ISBN: 978-1-4503-3648-2. DOI:
  7. Lai, M. K. (2008, October). Angel or Devil? – The Role of Scents in Interaction and Emotion Design. In: The 6th Design & Emotion 2008 – Dare to Design Conference Proceedings. The Design and Emotion Society. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong. 6-9 October 2008.
    ISBN 978-988-17489-2-8. pp.43

Refereed Conference Presentation / Poster

  1. Lai, M. K. (2016, December). The Evocative Role of Olfactory Display in a Library Context. The 3rd Digital Olfaction Society World Congress. Digital Olfaction Society. Japan. In Journal of Digital Olfaction Society (JDOS), volume 4, 2016. DOI:
  2. Lai, M. K. (2014, December). Designing Olfactory Experience for Child-Parent Interaction for Establishing Family Bonding. The 2nd Digital Olfaction Society World Congress. Digital Olfaction Society. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
    ISBN: 978-2-35609-071-3.

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