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Hi! I'm Zhi

I am an Interaction Designer, a self-taught chef & a really bad Mandarin rapper.

I just wrapped up my MFA of Interaction Design from Ume├ą Institute of Design. I am now looking for opportunities starting from this fall.

As a designer, I really enjoy the feeling of getting closer to the truth by making mistakes earlier, reflecting on them and not making the same mistake again. I also like doing Weird Side Projects in my spare time to add some spice in life.

Welcome to my home and feel free to hang around.



Music Curation with machine learning

Thesis Project, Master of Interaction Design
2019 | 18 Weeks

With background music curation as an intervention point, the project explores ways for human raters to collaborate with machine learning to augment human intelligence.


Ideal You

Fluid Assemblages
2018 | 6 Weeks

Fast Company WCI Award, Honrable Mention

How might we enable users to have control over how digital services interpret their actions and show them content based on that?



Design for Death
2017 | 2 Weeks

Core77, Runner Up
Fast Company Design Awards, Honorable Mention

Preparing ourselves for our own death & the death of our loved ones


Less Human

Speculative Design
2017 | 5 Weeks

A future world where all of the public transportation system becomes fully autonomous



Design for Professional
2016 | 10 Weeks

Improving the work satisfaction & efficiency of forestry operators by interaction design


Universe Express

Board Game Design
2015 | 4 Weeks

Board game design of an adventure in the universe
Exploring system setting & story telling