Hi. Nice to meet you. I’m Lucy --
a design engineer who loves illustration and photography, a material researcher enthusiastic about computation and data visualization, a dreamer passionate about empathy and cognition in HCI.
Hi. Nice to meet you. I’m Lucy -- a design engineer who loves photography, a material researcher enthusiastic about algorithms, an educator and freelancer in love with art, a foodie from Hong Kong, and currently an interdisciplinary designer enrolled at Harvard University Graduate School of Design for my Masters degree in Design Technology.
Hi. Nice to meet you. I’m Lucy --
a design engineer who loves photography, a material researcher enthusiastic about algorithms, an educator and freelancer in love with art, a foodie from Hong Kong, and currently an interdisciplinary designer enrolled at Harvard University Graduate School of Design for my Masters in Design Studies degree in Design Technology.
MY BACKGROUND + EXPERIENCES
MASTER IN DESIGN STUDIES [ M.DES ]
Focus in Design Technology
cross registered at MIT Media Lab for HCI / HMI, cognition and bio-engineering
BACHELOR IN FINE ARTS [ B.F.A. ]
Major in Industrial Design
Concentration in History, Philosophy & Social Sciences [H.P.S.S.] and Computation, Technology & Culture [C.T.C.]
cross-registered at Brown University for C.S., interface design, internet & systems policy and biomedical engineering
Bilingual I.B. Diploma
English Language & Literature, Chinese Language & Literature, Math, Physics, Psychology, Visual Arts
"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence." -- Colin Powell
My work is not remotely close to perfection, but I cherish every single second of the learning experience.
IBM Research | MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
March 2019 - present - Cambridge, Massachusetts
User experience engineer for Advanced Prototyping Team at IBM Research. Sole UX designer as well as front-end engineer / data visualization specialist in Advanced Prototyping Team building all client-facing prototypes for the lab.
June 2019 - August 2019 - Redmond, Washington
Joined Experiences + Devices and MSR Research on tangible feedback and data-physicalization project forMicrosoft internal data analytics interface and tactiles perception with Microsoft Research’s EPIC (ExtendedPerception, Interaction & Cognition) and M365 IDEAs (Insights & Data Engineering Analytics) Group
August 2018 - December 2018 - Somerville, Massachusetts
Responsibilities include Focus-App user experience prototyping, ideation, interface design and development;marketing research publication design, etc.
March 2018 - August 2018 - New York
Project research, material & prototype development, fabrication & electrical engineering support; includes fabrication of augmented reality space helmet for National Geographic, designed trophy object for Citibike New York, planned and managed user experience workshop for MasterCard and worked on data-tracking / smart textile design and production assist for Loomia.
AUTODESK [ BUILD SPACE ]
June 2017 - August 2017 - Boston, Massachusetts
Explores possibilities of new form and functions for glass that can be fabricated current digital fabrication technologies that interacts with light, shadow and environment; designs glass structure via parametric software; lead glass making project at Autodesk; operate waterjet, CNC and glass equipment
February 2017 - May 2017 - Boston, Massachusetts / Providence, Rhode Island
Collaborated with 4 CS-engineers and 1 graphic designer on constructing physical augmented reality bio-mirroring technology product for launch in cosmatics industry; created sketches, models, renderings and presentation of development.
PUCHAI - PERSONALIZED TEA
June 2015 - now - Beijing, China
Responsible of all all design, development and implementation of the graphic, layout and production communication materials; co-founded company; developed main branding logo and identity; collaboratively negotiated with buyers, sponsors, venues, etc. and hosted 7+ events as visual publicity manager.
798 ART DISTRICT
August 2015 - February 2017 - Beijing, China
Designed / curated / setup multiple galleries within the district as long-term contract assistant
BEIJING DRAXONIC DESIGN STUDIO
September 2011 - February 2014 - Beijing, China
Created multiple logos, posters, banners, multi-media publications for multiple sports teams, events, organizations, etc. both within International School of Beijing as well as outside (including University of Southern California, Electronet, etc.
Harvard GSD M.Des Department Representative [ 2018 | Technology 1st Year ]
Harvard Student & Scholars Association [ 2018 | Public Relations Fellow ]
Brown University Biomedical Engineering Capstone Project [ 2 Projects | 2017 ]
CRCI conference [ 2017 @ Brown University T.A.P.S. department | assistant ]
R.I.S.D.C.E. & experimental foundation [ 2015 - 2017 | studio teaching experience ]
DesignAffairs [ 2016 @ Munich , Germany ]
DESINE-Lab lanscape architecture project Northern Visions [ 2017 @ Sri Lanka ]
R.I.S.D. + Brown bioSTEAM [ 2016 - 2017 ]
NGOabroad , Malaysia [ 2014 | art & teaching volunteer]
BigDATA - 2018 24H Architecture Competition [ 2nd Place @ Ideas Forward ]
UNBOX2017 Sustainable Architecture Competition [ Honorable Recognition ]
GIZMODO [ 2 - time feature | 2017 @ guzmodo.cs ]
DesignBuzz [ 3 - time feature | 2015 - 2018 @ www.designbuzz.it ]
YANKO DESIGN [ 3 - time feature | 2015 - 2018 @ http://www.yankodesign.com ]
R.I.S.D. BEHANCE gallery [ 7 time feature | 2014 - 2018 @ risd.ccnsite.com ]
Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma receiver [ 2014 ]
Visual Art Student Award [ 2013 @ Intl’ School of Beijing ]
R.I.S.D Industrial Design Senior Exhibition 
BUILDing Forward | Boston Society of Architects [ 2017 ]
R.I.S.D. Industrial Design Triennial [ 2017 ]
R.I.S.D. Experimental & Foundation Studies Design Triennial [ 2017 ]
Kaleidoscope Beijing Art [ 2014 ]
R.I.S.D. C.E.P.C. Industrial Design Exhibition + C.E.P.C Foundation Exhibition [ 2013 ]
adobe creative suite
- photoshop, illustrator, indesign, lightroom, aftereffect, xd
3d CAD modeling / prototyping / rendering
- rhino/grasshopper, solidworks, fusion360, dynamo, blender, keyshot, vray
uiux prototyping tools
- sketch, balsamiq, inVision, figma
- js (react / vue / node.js / express / D3), html / css, python, C, C#, R
- p5js, processing, arduino, MATLAB
- 3d printing, lasercut, waterjet, cnc ( milling / engraving ), robotics and extrusion applications
- circuitry + microcontroller prototyping
- pcb layout and design, eagle (beginner-level), altium designer (beginner-level)
microsoft office and related.
drawing, sketching, rendering, painting / illustration, iso / axon / perspective / technical diagrams
typography, visual composition, rapid ideation, design research / evaluation, mind / matrix map, infographics, visualization
- foam / wood / metal / paper / plastics / resin / other makings
special experience in ceramics and glass working (hot & cold processing)