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WORKING EXPERIENCE JUL - SEP, 2016
MIT Media Lab
Summer Intern (Changing Places group) MAY, 2016
Young Designer Exhibition JERRY WEI-HUA YAO TAIWAN R.O.C www.jerryao.com firstname.lastname@example.org +886 935299804 EDUCATION B.Des in Industrial Design, 2012-2016 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Department of Industrial and Commercial Design
Graphic Art Communication, 2009-2012 Taipei Municipal Da-An vocational high school
Department of Graphic Art Communication
Exhibitor. Taipei, Taiwan JUL - SEP, 2015
MIT Media Lab Summer Intern MAR ,2015
TEDxNTUST Annual Conference Organizer
JAN, 2014 - MAY, 2015
Tsung-Ying System Integration Co., Ltd Design Assistant FEB, 2015
Developed voting system in NTUST UX / Web designer
LANGUAGE CHINESE / Native Speaker ENGLISH / Fluent TOEFL iBT: 106 IELTS: 7.5
JUL - SEP, 2016
Developed student check-in system in NTUST Web designer
AWARD & PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SEP ,2016
Open Data IAC
Golden Medal (First Prize) The open data IAC (a.k.a Innovation Application Competition) hosted by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. Project "I-care" won the first price of the national competition.
MIT Future Mobility Workshop Winning Team
Project "FAB++" was one of the winning teams in the Future Mobility workshop hosted by MIT Media Lab.
Technology transfer and Patent received Well reputed project "Easyringe" was technology transferred to and patent protected by Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Taiwan.
National Taiwan Education Radio Guest Speaker
Taipei City Government Open Data Hackathon Winning Team Project "Monstery" is a google chrome extension that helps control and manage the electricity usage of Taiwan. This project was one of the finalist teams in Open Data Hackathon hosted by Taipei City Government.
Invited to speak on National Education Radio program in Taiwan as awarded on the excellent performance among Taiwan's
technological and vocational college students.
Social Innovation Hackathon Silver Medal
MIT Media Lab Workshop First Prize
Won the first prize in the workshop hosted by Massachusettes Institute of Technology Media Lab from the US. Our project "Undergo" was the winning team among 200 competitor teams.
Project "UVOTE" is an online voting system that helps college students to get involved in school's policies and enable students to report the problems to the school instantly. This voting system won the second place of the Hackathon hosted by National Tsin Hua University, and actually has been used by several schools.
DENSO SEAT ASTRO STEREO PEV EASYRINGE
/01 /02 /03 /04
DIFFURIFIER /05 I-CARE /06 MUJI BRANDING /07
ASTRO STEREO TO SEE, TO HEAR
Concept Astro Stereo is a special stereo which can visualize the music by light projection. Through the interaction between music and the light, stereos are no longer just a simple music player. It creates a brand new type of hearing experience, not only can we hear the music, but can also see and feel the rhythm while listening. Astro Stereo also improves the sleep quality as well, it creates a nightsky on the wall by projection while playing music. People could be shrouded in a milkyway and fell asleep as the lights faded out, just like the starry stars shining and singing in your home.
Creates a milky way in your room
The light changes along with the music
Function with bluetooth technology
Wireless microphone speaker
Why combine astro with stereo? Throughout recorded history, human beings can only relate the known universe through light, such as sunshine in the daylight and sparkling stars at night. Weâ€™ve always thought that space is a silent world. In fact, the space can actually fluctuate like drums and play like gramophones, emit vast soundÂ throughout the whole universe at the same time. Therefore, whenever we look upon the stars, we know the stars are also walking toward us, as if they were carrying a song from the time space.
How can we design a product which can visualize the invisible sound to visible object?
Analyze and visualize the audio (Software) Using FFT open source to analyze audio spectrum, and set threshold for the music and their frequency. By dividing the audio into different types of frequency, it allows me to design the interaction between the light and the music. Frequency(Hz)
The lower human threshold of hearing
Lowest note for tuba, large pipe organs
Lowest C on a standard 88-key piano
Gives a tinny quality to sound
C in middle of treble clef
Labial and fricative sounds lie
Highest note for a flute
The sounds of bells
The ringing of cymbals
Just passing the upper human threshold of hearing
CRT television emit while running
Sleep like an astronaut Most astronauts suffer serious levels of insomnia that could be putting their lives in danger, a lot of them even have to take sleep meds. Therefore, NASA spends 11.2$ million and hope to use the science of light to reduce astronauts' dependency on drugs. Sleep scientists have found that people feel more alert when they are exposed to a particular wavelength of blue light, because the brain suppresses melatonin,a key hormone in regulating sleep. In contrast, red-spectrum light helps increase the melatonin, allowing people to sleep better. Therefore, NASA created a new fixture for astroauts. It has three modes, each with a subtly different hue: White light is for general vision; a cooler blue-shifted light promotes alertness which is useful in the morning or during mid-sleep emergencies. And a warmer red-shifted light triggers sleepiness (helpful at bedtime).
How does Astro stereo improve sleep quality? More and more people like to sleep with music playing nowadays, users can play the relax melodies from their phone and had them visualized by Astro Stereo. Furthermore, Astro Stereo can also helps improve sleep
ASTRO STEREO color
quality by changing the color of its lights. With the Astro Stereo app, users can change any colors they want in the environment. Certain light can help people sleep better, for example, reddish light can help stimulate melatonin which makes a person feels sleepy when its levels rise in their blood.
Wave length (nm) 400
Sketches and prototype testing
Spinning layer (motor)
cla e co r
Fiber lights ng cla
Drive r, Ardu ino pane l Gest ure recog nition
total internal reďŹ‚ection occurs here
Cool colors (Baby blue, Benzo blue...etc)
Warm colors (Salmon, Red...etc)
The light flashes with the bass and spin with the beats
UP / Turn on
RIGHT / Turn up volumn
DOWN / Turn off
WAVE / Connect bluetooth
HOLD / pause
LEFT / Turn down volumn
PUSH / Next song
PULL / Previous song
easyr nge a n e asy syringe for every user
Patent Received and. Technology Transfer to Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital
Concept Easyringe is an easy syringe which allows patient and their family to have a better nasogastric feeding experience. The special equipped rubber ball inside the syringe would float along with the fluid as it pourd in and decend while feeding.
Therefore the air cuold be effectively blocked from entering the patientâ€™s stomach, reducing the opportunites of abdominal distension.
20% According to the research from NTUH (National Taiwan University hospital), nearly 20% of the patients in their hospital need nasogastric feeding everyday.
61% Of the elderly people in nursing home need NG-feeding (around 50,000). The total amount of NG-feeding people in Taiwan are around 500,000, higher than Japan and US.
Nasogastric Feeding Patients in the hospital, as well as home care settings, often require nutritional supplementation with enteral feeding.Enteral feeding can be administered via nasogastric, nasoduodenal and nasojejunal means. Nasogastric tube feeding is defined as the delivery of nutrients from the nasal route into the stomach via a feeding tube.
Problems Patients and their family need to pay very much attention during nasogastric feeding, because once the air goes into patients’ stomach it will easily cause abdominal distension.
1) It requires others’ help to prevent the air from going into patient’s stomach by pinching the joint of the tube and syringe. 2) Normally the feeding process would be stopped while there is still residual left, because once the fluid runs out it woul cause the patient abdominal distension.
There are too many details to notice, making nasogastric feeding process very intense.
can an adaptive syringe be re-designed that ? How can prevent the air from goning to patient’s stomach?
? Can I find a meterial which floats and decends along with the fluid?
and make this material into a little ball, so it can block the outlet and prevent the air from going inside the patientsâ€™ stomach effectively as the fluid runs out.
Feeding fluid (Ensure) 1.1g / cm3
Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) 0.94g / cm3
Ethylene Propylene (EPDM) 0.87g / cm3
Chloroprene rubber (CR) 1.23g / cm3
Polyacrylate Rubber (ACM) 1.13g / cm3
Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene (CSM) 1.18g / cm3
Structure fixture rubber hoop (preventing water-leaking)
Gravity Surface Tension
rubber ball (EPDM) Buoyancy
Pull back the syringe
plunger and check for
stomach residual amount.
The rubber ball will float up along with the fluid.
Scratch and detatch the rubber ball.
The rubber ball will
Pour in the fluid.
The rubber ball will block
descend while feeding. the outlet of syringe as the syringe runs out of fluid.
Diffurifier Concept Research have shown that the amount of Asian people suffer from allergies are getting higher and higher each year. Mostly because the weather condition in Asian cities is perfectly suitable for dust mites to grow. Therefore, the needs of a quality purifier are growing as well. Diffurifier is an air purifier which fits in the environment perfectly. The original idea was inspired by lotuses which tend to grow in the environment that is similar to the weather in Asia (hot and humid). With different purifacation techniques, Diffurifier gives a frsher and better environment for people to live in.
average relative humidity in Taiwan. (easy to have dust mites)
people in Taiwan have allergies. Some with allergic rhinitis.
of the allergic people suffer from asthma.
Lotus tends to grow in the envirronment where is hot and humid, just like the environment where people need an air purifier. Lotus is a heat-producing plant as well, maintained a temperature of 30–35 °C(86–95 °F) of all time, even when the air temperature dropped to 10 °C(50 °F). Apply the function of lotus seeds on the purifier, creating air holes on the surface allow water and steam comes out.
Below are the different stages of Diffurifier, imitating the life cycle of lotus. Turn on Diffurifier by a single tap. The second stage (with an angle of 20 degree) indicates Diffurifier is purifying the air. While Diffurifier open a wider angle of degree (stage 3) means that the air has been purified and was in good quality.
Structure Clean air
HEPA filters High Efficiency Particulate Air filters, which are proven to eliminate 99.97% of common airborne allergens sized at 0.3 microns and larger. HEPA air purifiers are regarded as the most effective air purifiers on the market.
Photocatalyst filters The photocatalytic reactivity of titanium oxides can be applied for the reduction or elimination of polluted compounds in air such as NOx, cigarette smoke, as well as volatile compounds arising from various construction materials.
Cap (twist to open) Pre-filter Composite filter Photocatalyst filter Compressor
The nature in your home Leaflet
Petiole After stimulation
TAP TO TURN ON DIFFURIFIER
I-CARE Web Design
Introduction People who are not IT (Information Technology) background often find it hard to access the open data online due to the complexity of the website interface. Meanwhile, it is even harder for users to find the open source they need when the data scatters in different websites. I-care aims to create an user-friendly website that allow every users to access the data information easily. It gathered the data from different websites for users (basically governmentâ€™s open data by far) and visualize it with simple diagrams. After choosing the data information, the users can then choose the from they prefer (bar chart, pie chart, line graph...etc.). This allows the users to compare different data more easily, make the open data truly be opened to everyone. Also, I-care provides the function for business to upload their personal open data, increaing the diversities of open source.
I-care collects the data for users
Select the data to be compared
Select the form (bar, pie...etc.)
Select the data you wish to compare
Different forms of visualization
1.15 Taipei City
0.55 Taoyuan City 1.19 New Taipei City
particulate matter (map)
New Taipei city Hsinchu city Hsinchu county Chiayi city
Chiayi county Changhua county
Taichung city Taichung county
Bubble chart Map Colors
particulate matter (trend)
Ilan County Hualien county Kinmen county Nantou county
Pingtung county Miaoli county Taoyuan city Kaohsiung city
New Taipei City
City: Air Quality (%):
particulate matter (bar chart) Keelung city
Kaohsiung county Keelung city Lianjiang city Yunlin city New Taipei city Hsinchu city Hsinchu county Chiayi city Chiayi county
0.14 Ilan County
1.19 % 1,756
Easy access Always find it hard to collect the data? I-care collects the open data from different websites and visualize it for users. Users can simply click and match different data information which they select. I-care saves the irritated searching and converting time for users, increasing the working efficiency at the same time.
Flexibility Not only do I-care collect the open data from government website but also provide users to upload their personal data. Users could obtain more data which is more diverse and comprehensive. Compare to traditional open data website, I-care porvides more opportunities for users to collect the data in their lives.
User-Friendly I-care visualize the data by the simplest interface design, allowing users from different background can use the data information effectively by clear charts and diagrams. I-care hopes that open data information can be truly opened to every users, let everyone can enjoy the fun of open data.
BRANDING DESIGN 2018
MUJI’s concept of emphasizing the intrinsic appeal of an object through rationalization and meticulous elimination of excess is closely connected to the traditionally Japanese aesthetic of “su” –– meaning plain or unadorned –– the idea that simplicity is not merely modest or frugal, but could possibly be more appealing than luxury.
History Mujirushi (no-brand) Ryōhin (quality goods) began as a product brand of the supermarket chain The Seiyu, Ltd. in December 1980. The Mujirushi Ryōhin product range was developed to offer cheap good quality products and were marketed using the slogan “Lower priced for a reason.”
1983 - The first directly operated Mujirushi Ryōhin store opened. 1985 - Mujirushi Ryōhin started overseas production and procurement 1986 - started to place direct factory orders 1987 - Muji started to develop material globally. 1989 - Ryohin Keikaku Ltd became the manufacturer and retailer for all Mujirushi Ryōhin products and operations (including planning, development, production, distribution and sale.) 1991 - Mujirushi Ryōhin opened its first international store in London. 1995 - shares in “Muji Tsunan Campsite” were registered as over-the-counter shares of Japan Securities Dealers Association. 1998 - Ryōhin Keikaku listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. 2001 - It was listed on the first section. (Sells more than 7000 products)
Focusing on true quality and scrutinizing processes. Manufacturing processes eliminate waste and reduce costs. Simplifying packaging.
Emphasizing the intrinsic appeal of an object through rationalization and meticulous elimination of excess . Simplicity is not merely modest or frugal, but could possibly be more appealing than luxury.
Target Market 20-40 years old people who are open-minded and willing to pursue a high quality life. MUJI appeals as such to ethical, simplistic, minimalist yet practical shoppers that yet desire for furniture that enhances their lives and are willing to pay more for a lifestyle choice and for the environment.
Competitor Analysis Brand
Furniture Appliances Stationary Clothes Food
20-40 years old adults
Valuation Plain Eco-friendly
Appliances Furnitures Necessities Food
20-60 years old adults
Furniture Necessities Kitchenware
20-60 years old adults
SWOT analysis Weakness
Strengths Unique shopping experience: The smell of cedar,
Innovation drain: The simplistic designs, despite
the sounds of light instruments in the shop gives a
practical and beautiful, loses out to the colorful
better shopping experience.
The “made in Japan” quality
Truly environmental-friendly brand:
Price inconsistency between markets:
MUJI focus mainly on innovation within simplicity,
The brand faces the difficulty to align its prices with other
finding alternative materials to replace what they
competitors. In order to have lower prices on the market,
currently use (plastic, polyester etc…).
MUJI will have to shrink its margin profit.
Product identity Appearance / based on square shape with streamline Color/ achromatic, wood-like Trend/ Simplified the function and the productâ€™s appearance
product concept 2018
Combining technology with appliances. â€œOld things, new life.â€?
げ ん せい
“Ken-Sen” means origin : Return to the origin, start a fresh life. The brand new concept of MUJI household products of 2018 is based on the idea of family, extending a series of household products at the same time. The theme aims to make everyone who is far away from home to remember their family. 旅とは何か？それは多彩な体験なのか？それとも見た風景、聞こえた音なのか？ ２０１８年、無印良品は「原生」をテーマに、旅の本質に戻り、最もシンプルな商品で 旅する意味を見つめ直し、最高の感動をお届けします。
Return, Reborn 2018 MUJI
2018 MUJI Image Board Health
2018 product design The concept of 2018 MUJI branding is to combine technology with daily household products. This season products aim to bring a focus on enhancing the bond between technology and human while remain the warm image of MUJIâ€™s concept. Steam cooker
オ ーブンレンジ M-E10C
オ ーブ ンレンジ M-E20B
オ ーブンレ ン ジ MOR-MJ16A
- technological - user-friendly
- plain harmonize colors - plain and mild, immerse into life
オーブントースター ・ MJ-OTL10A
product design 2018
mu l ti p l e c ho i c es of re c i p es o n A P P c o nn e cte d to w at er o v en w i th B l u e to oth te c h squa re shape with fillet achromatic color
touc hscreen' s sur face i ncrea se. simp lified i nterf ac e, hav e no u nneces s ary e x pl an a ti o n.
I was an intern in Changing Places Group during the summer in 2015 and 2016. I work with Michael Chia-Liang Lin (email@example.com), a Ph.D. student in MIT Media Lab and assisted with his project Denso Seat and PEV. Denso Seat / Developed the design of the seat and frame, designed multiple paramatric model in order to examine which form provides better energy efficiency. Also used arduino devices to simulate the air cooling and heating system. PEV / Assisted the design of PEV as well as the UI / UX scenario design. Organized how users could interact with their vehicles. Will keep focus on the user interface and new forms of PEV in the future.
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With the coming era of autonomous vehicles and people having no longer the need to drive by themselves, they will focus more on the comfort and experience while sitting in the cars, Denso seat is a muti-functional car seat which can increase the efficiency of energy and fuel in cars. It could detect usersâ€™ body condition and adjust the temperature by generating special air flow from the bionic pipes inside the cushion, creating a more comfortable environment for individuals in cars.
Problems People need different temperature while sitting in the car. Sometimes the air conditioner could not meet everyoneâ€™s demand. For example the passenger at the back might feel hotter than those at front under the same temperature condition. Therefore, the temperature has to remain low in order to cool down the certain area, even though others might not need such low temperature.
Inspiration In order to create airflow for indivisuals instead of all passengers sharing the AC, the interior of denso seat was comprised of mutiple pipes, allowing air to go through the seat. It applies the rules of leaf veins. Leaf vein plays a major role in the cycle of leavesâ€™ life. The leaves absorb nutritions by phtosynthesis and deliver it to the trees.
GEOMETRY STUDY pinnate
APPLY ON THE SEAT
Parametric model study (rigid structure layer)
Air layer (pipes)
Air layer is the pipe layer attached behind the rigid structure, allowing the air to go through with. Inlet (air)
The position of the outlets were based on human heatmap (red points), easily cool/heat the certain part for passengers while sitting inside a car.
The blue points are the centroid of the red points, and the green points are the centroid of the bluesâ€™. This would make sure that the route from inlet (green points) to outlet (red points) are the shortest and the best route. Also, it makes sure that the airflow of every outlets would have the same amount.
Cussion structure layer (rigid) air layer (pipes)
3D print the partial of the seat to see if the pipes were well-connected, also test different materials for the surface of the seat.
Heat-detect The seat could detect body temperature and create airflow to heat/cool the seat, adjusting the suitable temperature for users.
Persuasive Electronic Vehicle UI / UX Design
Michael Lin firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, your home city has introduced a fleet of small, electric, self-driving vehicles â€“ the Personal Electric Vehicle (PEV). PEV is an autonomous tricycle system that could play a key role in future public transportation in cities. It possesses the qualities that a new generation of urban vehicles need: sharing ability, electric powertrain, and autonomous navigation. My part of the project was to help develop the design of PEV as well as the UI/UX scenario design.
How users interact with their autonomous vehicle? This project involved different solutions of how people can interact with their vehicles, designed a better user experience for future mobility.
Augmented Reality Once you and your PEV are at the pick up location, you can use your phone or any other wearable that enables augmented reality (like Google Glass) to identify your PEV. Additional information will be displayed on your phone or by your wearable showing you which PEV is yours.
Scenario sketching Voice recognition 1.Annie opens the app on her smartphone, identify the location. 2.Annie meets PEV at the chosen location. 3.PEV front camera confirms her identity via facial recognition API, and reply “How can I help you today Annie?” Facial recognition PEV light will be changed base on the rider’s emotion. (Emotion API→front camera→ROS→LED) Package delivering a.designated drop-off/ pickup b.dynamic drop off/ pickup Gait recognition / Augmented Reality / Mobile authentication / Password / app interaction
Flashlight Once you and your PEV are at the pick up location, you can request your PEV to flash its warning lights using the PEV app.
Gait recognition The PEV is able to recognize users by using the rear cameras. Based on the way you walk and your body posture the PEV is able to recognize you when you approach it. If you approach it, it will give you visual feedback using its lights.
QR code The PEV will show a QR Code on the vehicle exterior. Using your PEV app you can read it to find out if it is yours.
TESTING IN TAIWAN AIRFORCE SPACE NOVEMBER ,2016
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