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About Me

Five major influences that have shaped who I am today

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Why do audiences feel hard to understand art? 

When I was studying art throughout college, I was frustrated many people are hard to understand art. I was shocked even my mom and sister hated my paintings. These experiences made me think about how I make audiences communicate with art.

I really want to solve this problem.

Active audience engagement in art

I choose interactive digital media art as a medium of active audience engagement in art. At that time, I believed physical moving or touch and response could be the key to making audiences understand art easily. But I felt something missing. 

I wanted to find the essence of the interactive art.

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Meet participatory design and design thinking

During my time at graduate school, I experienced the value of co-creation and the user-centered approach of projects based on design thinking methodology. Eureka! I finally found the essence of interactive art that I wanted to know. This experience inspired me to establish the participatory design startup “PurpleCoin” with my colleague for social impact. 

Relearn, Redefine and Reinvent myself 

After becoming a U.S. military family, I had to relocate to 5 other cities in the U.S. for 7 years. I pushed my boundaries via learning, redefining myself, and rearranging my skills by adapting to new environments, cultures, and languages. Through this process, I found myself I love to find solutions out of complex problems with user-centered approach and decision making together that I learned my past experience.

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Good UX design for impact 

I became passionate about UX design because I believe user-centered methodology and co-creation can solve real-world problems better. I'm not a type of designer who only focuses on just beautiful designs, nor only prefer working at top companies either. I love working with mission-driven companies, working on technology that is changing the world, and constantly innovating. My goal is good UX designs that impact the world with good colleagues.