Yibo Fu

I’m a creative technologist, designer, fabricator & HCI researcher. I believe in a physical world of ‘ambient computing’. I love the potential of design thinking that makes science & technology whimsical/fun/clever/uesful

I write code in cpp, js & python, specializing in embedded system/physical computing and tangible human computer interaction. I love using Arduino or Raspberry Pi to play with electricity’s magic power of impacting almost anything and I made an Arduino from scratch. As an industrial designer, I do 3D modeling in Rhinoceros and Alias(learning Grasshopper). In my spare time, I mess around withC4D & Arnold/Octane renderer to create non-existing world.

I also enjoy hands-on stuff. I have experience in fabrication processes such as 3D printing, CNC milling, vinyl cutting, laser cutting, lathe, machine sewing, soldering, casting, etc. And I’m extermely interested in fabrication-inspired/innovated ideas.


Harpreet Sareen, Yibo Fu, Nour Boulahcen, and Yasuaki Kakehi. 2023. BubbleTex: Designing Heterogenous Wettable Areas for Carbonation Bubble Patterns on Surfaces. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 421, 1–15.   

Harpreet Sareen, Yibo Fu, Yasuaki Kakehi. “ephemera: Bubble Representations as Metaphors for Endangered Species”. In Proceedings of the ISEA 2023: 28th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Paris, May 15-22 2023

Yibo Fu, Yuqing Liang, Harpreet Sareen. Trouble Maker: A Truth or Dare Generator Based on Markov Chain. In Proceedings of CHI PLAY ’23, 2023, Stratford, ON, Canada

Emily Guan, Yibo Fu. 2023. Fold It: Creating Foldable 3D Volumes From Planar 2D Surfaces. In Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF ’23), October 8–10, 2022, New York, NY, USA


MFA Design & Technology,  Parsons School of Design

Exchange program, Tsinghua University

B.E. Industrial design,  South China University of Technology


Exchange summer program, Industrial design,  Georgia Tech Institute

Working experience

02/2023 - 09/2023
Research assistant, Morphing Matter Lab at HCII in Carnegie Mellon University

09/2022 - 12/2022
Visiting research intern, Morphing Matter Lab at HCII in Carnegie Mellon University

05/2022 - 08/2022
Design technologist intern, Smart Design

10/2022/ - 12/2022
Graduate teaching assistant, xFab, PGTE5270, Parsons School of Design

Graduate research assistant of Prof. Harpreet Sareen at Parsons School of Design

Industrial design intern, Nreal.ltd

Awards & scholarships

2022 Core77 Design Award Notable

2019 Red Dot Design Award Best of the Best

2019 A’design Award Bronze

2020, 2021 Parsons Provost’s scholarship (50% tuition)

2021 Parsons Material Fund

2021 Parsons AMT Student Support Award

2022 - 2023, 2021 - 2022 Parsons Graduate Student Research Fund Award


Ephemera, 2022 Ars Electronica Festival, Linz

Other links

p5.js sketches
Major Studio 1 Website on Github,

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