Yedan is an interaction designer and experience prototyper currently be visiting student at MIT Media Lab, Fluid Interfaces Group. Prior to that, she was studying Interaction Design (MFA) at Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden). As an interaction design researcher, she worked at Think Tank Team in Samsung Research America, and Designit Copenhagen and Baidu Institute of Deep Learning.

She has been exploring how to augment object, environment and human body with intelligent to reshape how people can engage, understand, learn and create. She has a great passion in adding the sense of poetry and playfulness to technology through novel integrations of the physical and digital interaction. 


Professional Experience

2016.04 - 2017.04

2015.03 - 2015.09

2014.09 - 2015.01

2014.06 - 2015.09

2012.06 - 2012.09

 

Visiting Researcher, MIT Media Lab, Fluid Interfaces Group

HCI Intern, Think Tank TeamSamsung Research America (Mountain View, USA)

User Experience Design Intern, Designit (Copenhagen, Denmark)

HCI Intern, Baidu Institute of Deep Learning (Beijing, China)

Interaction Design Intern, Tencent (Shenzhen, China)

 

Education Experience

Interaction Design MFA, Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden)

Industrial Design B.Eng., Zhejiang University (China)

 

2013.09 - 2017.06

2009.09 - 2013.06

 

Exhibitions and Events

2017.11

2017.09

2017.06

2017.04

2017.01

2016.12

 

(Upcoming) Global Grab Show – Dubai Design Week, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

(Upcoming) Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, NYC

Sliperiet Gallery - UID17' Design Exhibition, Sweden

Virtual Arcade – Tribeca Film Festival, Manhattan, NY

New Frontier – Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

HumLabX - Umeå University, Sweden

 

Awards and Honors

2017

2017

2017

2014

2014

2014

2013

2012

 

FastCompany Design Awards, Experimental Category, Honorable Mention

FastCompany Design Awards, Student Category, Honorable Mention

Core77 Design Awards, Interaction Design, Student Run Up

Core77 Design Awards, Interaction Design, Honorable Mention

Core77 Design Awards, Soft Goods, Honorable Mention

RedDot Design Awards

OzCHI Student Challenge, Winner

RedDot Design Awards

 

Honors

2016-17

2015-16

2013-17

2012

MIT Art Council Grant Recipient

Brita-Stina Norderstedt Grants Recipient

Umeå University Full Scholarship

China's National Scholarship