My name is 👨🏻💻 Kei. I am an Experience Designer currently based in Cologne, Germany. I work predominantly for designing human-centred digital services & products, with attention to the social connections & systems behind.
In my spare time, I read about 📚📰 socio-politics, think about 🕹🔀 interactions, write on ✏️💬 current issues, do literary & audiovisual explorations, and take care of 🌵 plants. You can check out some of my thoughts on my public notes.
I have worked in 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇫🇷 France, 🇭🇰 Hong Kong and 🇺🇸 the USA in the creative industry, education, and on the customer front.
At the moment, I am doing product design for the student platform Studydrive by day.
Some companies/organisations for which I did creative work include:
Esprit TÜV Rheinland Deutsche Telekom BurdaForward Leybold Panasonic Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud Stadtwerke München Institut Carnot de l’Éducation Deutsche Post Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération (la Fing) Cozy Cloud Lyon museums European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong UniKlinik Köln
I like crossing different disciplines to discover new insights and applying ideas back to design. I believe perspectives help include people and create environments/products which can connect them & enable possibilities.
My core skills include:
experience & interface design information architacture interaction design user/desk research user-centred design service design systems design prototyping user testing strategy design sprint & workshops
I am also fond of:
social design & technologies social issue analysis cognitive science information design data visualisation open-source co-creation knowledge sharing contemporary art & literature art-house cinema
My background crosses design, socio-politics and digital humanities. I am an alumnus of École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Hong Kong Baptist University and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3.
I wrote my master’s thesis on UX of voice assistants, where I explored how to design for anticipatory assistance based on usage environments’ context. You can read it online. I also gave a guest lecture at MacEwan University’s Design Studies about UX in voice user interface (DESN 341).