A little about my background
I am American-born Taiwanese, raised in busy Shanghai. I‘m in my final semester at California College of the Arts in the Interaction Design program.
In the early years I spent at CCA, I accidentally bumped into Interaction Design and was very fortunate to be learning from those who helped shape the Internet. They helped me understand that the digital landscape is not limited to the screen rectangles that we are used to, and guided me to understand the origin of the Internet as well as Interaction Design.
What I do during breaks
In Summer and Winter of 2015, I joined an accelerator and co-working space, XNode, as their first Design Intern and San Francisco representative in Shanghai. During my time there, I initiated and delivered weekly design digests to the team for internal growth, produced creative promotional materials, and wrote articles for their publication for external use as well. Through those commitments, I learned to facilitate the conversations that we as a team would want to have, because what people act on depends on what people converse about.
In Summer of 2017, I was an Interaction Design intern at Fjord. During my time there, I focused on researching and modeling information systems for medical and government sectors.
What I pay attention to
I look for areas that don't get the attention they deserve and try my best to facilitate those conversations together with others. In high school, I co-designed a diary book that both students and faculty still use today. At CCA, I co-created a trading group call The CCA Underground that has hosted 900+ trades. A few friends and I have also created a digital campus that 80% of the students are participating in.
Since freshman year, I have been part of John Bielenberg's experimental program Secret Project at CCA and have expanded the program to Taiwan and produced and facilitated 3 week-long workshops on challenging the status quo at Toucheng Farm in YiLan, Taiwan.