Human-Centered Design Portfolio


A full-stack designer, an amateur photographer, a world wanderlust

Education :

Master in Design Studies, Technology

Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

MIT Media Lab



Tangible Interfaces
Computational Design Lab
Product Design and Development
Product Management
City Interaction Design Studio
Research Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
Design of Useful and Usable Interactive Systems
Intelligent Multimodal User Interfaces
Digital City Design Workshop
Affective Computing
Autism Theory & Technology
Cognitive Augmentation
Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology
Design Across Scales, Disciplines and Problem Context
Projection Mapping in Public Space
Hands on Foundations in Media Technology
Immersive Experience: Gaming Technology
Paper or Plastic: Reinventing Shelf-life in the Supermarket
Responsive Environments: CITY eMOTION
Media Ventures
Human 2.0
Digital Design and Fabrication
Virtual Reality & Immersive Media Production


Hi, there! I'm Yan, a User Experience and Interaction designer.

Fascinated by the intersection between technology, art and design, my design work ranged from Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Product, Service, Architecture, Urban Design and AR/VR. To me, design is to solve problems and provide best experiences to users under all requirements and limitations. While technology is the hidden power behind it. 

My interest areas cover from cognition, health care, to computer science and deep learning. I believe designers do not just make products, but craft experiences that are attractive and meaningful through the lens of technology. I’m also passionate about solving problems through human-centered design strategy. 

Currently, I’m interning at Samsung Electronics America and looking for a full-time job opportunity after September. My email is Connect me and we can talk more!

I am looking forward to meeting you!



Visualization: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Sketch, Invision

Programming: C#, C++, html, css, Javascript

3D Modeling: Rhino, Grasshopper, Maya, SketchUp, KeyShot, AutoCAD, 3dsMax, Vray, Cinema4D, Fusion 360, Blender

Interaction: Unity, Kinect, Leap Motion,  Processing, MadMapper, Eye Tracking

Fabrication: Milling, CNC, Laser cutter, 3D Scanning & Printing, Molding, Composites

Electronics: Electronics Design & Production, Arduino, I/O, Interface & Application