I am an expert in designing and creating paradigm shifting experiences based on a rigorous, research based practice. 

I create better healthcare and consumer experiences through uncovering how people make sense of the world - through meaning. By harnessing these meanings I deliver better strategic design solutions and experiences.

I specialise in qualitative research, iterative design research and UX design. With my background in Industrial Design I can clearly translate research insights into final products. I have run research for physical and digital products in Europe, the USA and China. I am bilingual in English and Mandarin.

I am also involved in experimental, non-profit projects that use gaming experiences as a way of engaging and educating the public on challenging topics.

Education & Work experience:


Hybrid Designer: UX Design &  Design Analyst

Precipice Design, 2017 to Present

MA Design Products,

Royal College of Art, 2017

Industrial Designer at IPEVO

Taipei, Taiwan, 2011- 2015

BFA Industrial Design,

University of Washington, 2010



Exhibitions & Publications


Gaming for Active Nature Engagement Animal Diplomacy Bureau: designing games to engage and create player agency in urban nature.

The Design Journal, 22:sup1, 1587-1602

Play as Diplomacy: An essay

Playtime, Peabody Essex Museum, 2017


The Politics of Design Act 1

Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture, 2018

Reveil 5
Soundcamp, 2018

Striking the S*PARK exhibition

London Design Festival 2017

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