Yentsen Liu

Contact: yen-tsen.liu[at]aalto.fi

Dynamic and socially-responsive designer with a 3-year working experience at two fast-paced startups specializing in UX/UI, product design, and branding. Skills include GUI design & prototyping, UX research, front-end programming, participatory design, and data visualization.

Currently working on a transdisciplinary master's thesis research project across the fields of UI design, political HCI, and democracy studies at the program of Collaborative and Industrial Design at Aalto University, Finland.

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Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: Jan. 2019

Work Experience

Co-founder & Designer

Dualai Studio

2015 -2018 | Taipei, Taiwan

found a design studio offering graphic, branding, and product design services

coordinated with startups and NPOs to gain clarity, value and distinction through design

Integrated Designer

SOForest Design Strategy

2014 -2015 | Taipei, Taiwan

participated in the development of the service journey of Play Design Hotel, which won the Honorable Mentions in Innovation by Design Awards 2016 by Fast Company

was responsible for the visual design of travel guide and introductory handbook independently

Graphic Designer (Intern)

Academia Sinica

2013 -2014 | Taipei, Taiwan

supported the curation of an exhibition in Taiwan Designer’s Week promoting the Creative Commons Licenses

assisted in designing the user interface of the website of Creative Commons Taiwan

My working experience facilitated me with the practical skills in UI, UX and information design.

Visualization skills

with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign

Interface design and prototyping

with Sketch and Framer X

3D Modeling

with Rhino and Creo

Front-end design

with html, CSS, JQuery, ReactJS, and GraphQL

Data processing and visualization

with R and D3.js

User experience research

Participatory design

Education

Aalto University

MA student in Collaborative and Industrial Design

2017 -2019 | Espoo, Finland

Minor: New Media Design and Production, and Creative Sustainability

National Taiwan University

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

2012 -2016 | Taipei, Taiwan

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Bachelor's degree, Industrial and Commercial Design

2010 -2015 | Taipei, Taiwan

Excellent Youth Prize 2014, College of Design

Academic Outstanding Award 2010 & 2011, Dept. of Industrial and Commercial Design

By combining the studies in Sociology and Design, my education brings my design further with a deeper understanding of people.

2 Academic Outstanding Awards

Excellent Youth of the year in the College of Design

Courses from which I learned the most

Journalism Processing and Visualization

Social Design: Theory and Methods

Science and Technology Studies

Design Research

Designing for Services

Activities

Co-curator

Performing (Un)real Economies Workshop

2018 | At Beirut Design Week. Beirut, Lebanon

Showcase Presenter

Visualizing Knowledge 2018

2018 | The showcase session was organized by Aalto University. Espoo, Finland

Student research presenter on behalf of Dept. of Sociology of National Taiwan University

East Asia Junior Workshop

2016 | Held by Kyoto University Asian Studies Unit. Kyoto, Japan

Participant (awarded with a competitive grant by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan)

So Far My Idea Curation Workshop

2016 | Held by Domaine de Boisbuchet. Lessac, France

Executive Director

Taiwan Tech Design Week, Taiwan Tech

2014 | Taipei, Taiwan

Life is beautiful with wandering and wondering!

My side-projects deepened my professional capability in research skills, user interface design, visualization, as well as service design skills

Had experience communicating and collaborating with people from East Asia, Middle-East, and Europe.

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Worked as an assistant for Prof. Dung-sheng Chen for the data collection and research on the development of social design in Taiwan.

Speech about how to identify your talent to solve social problem, given at TEDxNCTU 2016, Hsingchu Taiwan.

TEDxNTCU 2016
boisbuchet workshopPresented the concept of curation at So Far My Idea Curation Workshop, Lessac, France.
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