Kai in numbers



  • 3.0

    VERSION

    "...At thirty, I stood firm..." - Confucius

  • 3

    LANGUAGES

    I speak English, Cantonese and Mandrin.
    Ich spreche Deutsch, aber leider nicht gut...

  • 4

    DEGREES

    Studing engineering, design and anthroplogy
    enriches my background.

  • 5

    CITIES

    Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Ann Arbor,
    are the cities I spent a great time.

  • 1200+

    DAYS

    The days I worked as a professional designer
    since graduated from HK PolyU in 2009.

  • 6000+

    MILES

    It's about from San Francisco to Hong Kong,
    my cumulative running distance since 2012.

Education


  • 2015.9 - Now

    MDes in Integrative Design

    University of Michigan


    Main Courses:

    • Design Seminars
    • Design Studios
    • Design Research Methods
    • Design of Complex Websites
    • Citizen Interaction Design
  • 2012.9 - 2014.5

    MA in Anthropology

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong


    Main Courses:

    • The Introduction of Anthropology
    • Anthropological Field Methods
    • Anthropological Theory
    • Topics in Ethnography
    • Seminars in Anthropology in China
  • 2008.9 - 2009.5

    MDES IN DESIGN PRACTICE

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


    Main Courses:

    • Design and Value Creation
    • Value Strageties for China
    • China Lifestyle Transformation
    • Design and Make Capstone Project
  • 2004.9 - 2008.6

    BE IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications


    Main Courses:

    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Engineering Graphics
    • Product Design
    • 3D Configuration and Model Expression
    • User Interface Design and Assess

Skills



Photoshop
Illustrator
Sketch 3
Invision/Marvel/Proto.io
Rhino / Keyshot
HTML 5 / CSS 3
Javascript
jQuery

Employment


  • 2015.5 - Now

    Research Assistant

    Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan


    • Conceptualization and 3D fabrication of a discursive design installation.
    • Designing websites for articulating and promoting the discursive design project to make social impact.
  • 2016.5 - 2016.8

    UX Designer

    Innovation Studio, School of Public Health, University of Michigan


    • Conducted contextual inquiry to develop deep empathy for the stakeholders and synthesized the research findings to insights and design criterias.
    • Improved the functionality and usability provided in the interaction between the users and the product.
  • 2015.1 - 2015.4

    UX Designer

    Wisers | 慧科


    • Provided UX/UI solutions to the largest and proactive media monitoring platform in Greater China area.
    • Conducted user research and usability testing.
    • Main clients: Hong Kong Gov, Alibaba, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, etc.
  • 2009.9 - 2014.5

    (Assistant) Product Design Manager

    Leovation


    • Took in charge of mobile app development projects in the interactive retail domain.
    • Commercialized new pieces of technologies (augmented reality, motion tracking, etc.) into final products.
    • Main clients: Disney, CNN, Hong Kong Ocean Park, Hallmark, HSBC, etc.

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