Infinite USB

Infinite USB

While the laptop is getting smaller, the USB ports are getting more limited. But more and more devices are using USB port. So this InfiniteUSB can solve this problem.When there is a new USB device plug in, at the same time, it provides one more USB port.If more USB devices were designed with plugs like this, there wouldn’t be any limitation with the number of USB ports on computers anymore

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Microsoft Bing Dictionary (Engkoo)

Microsoft Bing Dictionary (Engkoo)

Bing Dictionary is a next generation English-Chinese bilingual dictionary and sample sentence search engine; it is particularly useful as a writing assistant and language learning tool. It was built by Microsoft Research Asia using innovative natural language, speech, user interface, and web mining technology.                                                          

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CHI 2011 Paper

CHI 2011 Paper

A profile image is one of the most important personal attributes on social networking sites (SNSs). The current study examines whether self-presentation on SNSs is related to national culture and how forms of self presentation differ between American and Chinese users. We found that Chinese users are more likely to customize their profile images than Americans.                        

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Point and Share

Point and Share

Collaborative interactions using an interactive whiteboard lack the facility of eliciting participation from those in the room using traditional media. This project presents the design of a system called Point and Share that enhances participation in collocated meetings by allowing users to employ traditional media (pen and paper) to author content on a shared interactive whiteboard. Team

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Color Magic

Color Magic

Everyone has a “colorful” dream. With the technology of staining technology, people achieved the dream of mixing different colors to get  their favorite color, however, it’s only for the solid or liquid pigment. What about the light? We have designed a set of “light palette” that enables people to mix colorful light together and get the customized color as they like.

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PEV

PEV

Based on the first two generations of PEV(Persuasive Electric Vehicle), we designed the third generation for the Changing Places Group of MIT Media Lab. We focused on the ergonomic design and the new features specific for the electric vehicle, such as three wheels design, removable canopy, adjustable seat, lower clearance bar, etc. As a result we built a 1/6 scale model and a full scale vehicle fo

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Interactive lamp

Interactive lamp

Julia Africa (Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology), Gonglue Jiang (Technology), Sheryl Bassan (MArch), and Timothée Boitouzet (MArch) were asked in GSD 2324: Augmented Architecture to modify an existing light fixture to make it environmentally responsive. They drew inspiration from the Moooi Raimond light and sought to transform it using principles drawn from a Hoberman sphere. They deconstructed the

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Magic Tree

Magic Tree

In the nature, there is a kind of plant called Codariocalyx motorius that can dance with music. In my design, I tried to develop a kind of canopy that can dance with surrounding music, which can be placed in the public square, plaza or shopping mall.                                                                                                    

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Rainbow Dancer

Rainbow Dancer

In nature, rainbow is fantastic because it is colorful and generated by the white sunlight. With the same idea, I created a “rainbow” dancing system that splitting the white light of DLP projector. The light of DLP projector is formed by RGB colors with a very quick blink between each color, which can be divided by fast moving objects. I did some experiment on different objects, and fi

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Ball Surface

Ball Surface

We were attempting to build quadric surface by spheres, both in digital and physical. The challenges are, digitally, we have to make every balls tangent to each other and touching to their neighbors by one point; physically, we need to drill the holes on the sphere very accurately by robots and assemble them together by dowels.                                              

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Continua

Continua

Erwin Hauer has developed several classic types of architectural installation based on the continua surfaces. But his design was designed and made by hand more than fifty years ago. Our goal is to make the new continua patterns by using CAD/CAM technology from design to manufacture.                                                                              

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Green Seeds

Green Seeds

The bottled chewing gum cannot be wrapped up like the ones with paper package. The popularity of bottled chewing gums is accompanied by people ‘having to’ pollute the environment. Therefore, I designed a kind of gum bottle that can help people package chewed gum and throw away later — an invention that help people achieve their environmental-friendly selves.              

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Bionic Humidifier

Bionic Humidifier

The traditional humidifiers display the volume of water by observing window or dial display. I translated this function into the flower blooming and fading. When the humidifier is lack of water, the digital flower fades. By watering the withered ‘flower’, the user is actually adding water to the humidifier, which fulfills emotional needs for the users.                            

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Date Stapler

Date Stapler

DateStapler is a stapler that can print date on the paper at the time you staple. Nowadays, many files and documents mess up our daily life. Usually, we print the documents and then staple papers up. And also we often sort the documents by date. But if there is no date on the preface paper, it is hard for us to remember the printed date and inconvenient to mark date on each documents. So DateSta

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Rebecca Minkoff China Exclusive Handbag

Rebecca Minkoff China Exclusive Handbag

I have designed the first China exclusive edition for Rebecca Minkoff, which were sold out in one week and reported by Vogue and Cosmo. After the release of a few months, the copier of the China exclusive edition came out into market on the Chinese biggest e-commerce website of Taobao.

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Marketing Experience

Marketing Experience

Engkoo’s Promotion with MSN and Bing team My job: Engkoo Homepage for MSN Portal Engkoo gadget page for MSN Messenger Achievement: Increased near ten times traffic in one week Kate Zhou Handbags Promotion My role: Brand Image and Promotion Director My job: Visual identity design Monthly promotion pl

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Switch Plug

Switch Plug

SwitchPlug is a redesign of traditional plug. It perfectly fits users’ thumb to turn on the plug after pushing it into the socket, and turn off the plug before pulling it out.  There is always  electric sparks when we plug in, which may cause electrical shock hazards. But we can avoid this hazards by using a plug with disconnected circuit. Users can just turn off the switch instead of unplugg

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Easy Open

Easy Open

“EasyOpen” save your hand, teeth and table  when there is no bottle opener beside. People always cannot find the bottle opener when they want a beer. They usually use hand, teeth, or other tools to open it instead of bottle opener. Why not design a bottle cap the same as canned beer? EasyOpen gives a solution of opening a bottle beer in a easier way. In the same time, the cap can be hold on

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