Penny Kong holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) from National University of Singapore. She was previously involved in research on ageing urbanism and freelance creative work. In July 2017, she joined the Design for Autonomous Mobility team at TUMCREATE as a Research Associate. Her work focuses on human-centric methods to engage with local community and understand the context within which future autonomous mobility is designed. In the area of design research, she is investigating how human-machine interfaces can be designed to arouse targeted emotions in people for positive (or negative) experiences.