Yibo Fu

I’m a creative technologist, designer, fabricator & HCI researcher. I believe in a world of ubiquitous computing and love how design has the potential to make science & technology weird/fun/clever/uesful. I’m always inspired by how things function and how they're fabricated both by nature and by humans.

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 with C4D & Arnold/Octane renderer to create non-existing world.


I enjoy making physical stuff. I have experience in many fabrication processes including 3D printing, CNC milling, vinyl cutting, laser cutting, lathe, machine sewing, soldering, casting, etc. And I’m extermely interested in fabrication-inspired/innovated ideas.


Education

09/2020-12/2022
MFA Design & Technology,  Parsons School of Design

09/2020-07/2021
Exchange program, Tsinghua University

09/2016-07/2020
B.E. Industrial design,  South China University of Technology

07/2018-08/2018

Exchange summer program, Industrial design,  Georgia Tech Institute


Working experience

09/2022 - 12/2022 Visiting researcher, Morphing Matter Lab at HCII in Carnegie mellon university

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

02/2022-now
Graduate research assistant of Prof. Harpreet Sareen at Parsons School of Design

06/2019-09/2019
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

2021 Parsons Graduate Student Research Fund



Exhibition
Ephemera, 2022 Ars Electronica Festival, Linz


Other links
p5.js sketches
Major Studio 1 Website on Github,


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