WHO & WHAT
I am Yue Yuan, an interaction designer from China. Currently completing my final year of master’s degree at Umeå Institute of Design and interested in opportunities for September 2018 onwards.
I enjoy crafting products that bridge the gap between our digital and physical worlds; I work across the entire design process and focus on translating human-center design research into digital and physical experience. I’m fascinated with our fuzzy relationships with new technologies and love to integrate technology with design in a more playful and human way.
INTERNSHIP STORIES AT IDEO
Over the past year, I worked as an interaction design intern at IDEO in San Francisco and IDEO in Munich. I experienced the working culture and different projects in both the USA and Europe. I’was helping to scale the program for kids with special needs into digital platform, imagining new experience for television, and helping some really big brands figure out what to do with connected smart home.
I like to stay hands-on to build product. But I also learned to think beyond products and moving into systems and using a strategic lens while refining design details.
THINGS I LIKE
Out of design, I am a passionate illustrator who started to learning drawing since 6 years old. The passion of both digital and traditional drawing leads me to my master’s degree thesis. The following are selections of my illustration work.
I’m also a big fan of national parks, have traveled over 15 national parks around the world.